Meet the musical ensembles that make up the bands of Bryan Station High School.
1:45-3:15 on “B” Days
The Bryan Station Symphonic Band is the premier musical ensemble in the band program. Students in this advanced ensemble perform significant band repertoire on a pre-college curriculum. In addition to individual and ensemble performance skills, students in the wind ensemble study band literature and history, as well as a conducting unit. The band performs throughout the year in our auditorium and in the community. The Symphonic Band also performs at KMEA District and State Assessments.
Concert Program Archive: HERE
1:45-3:15 on “A” Days
The Bryan Station Concert Band is the entry level band ensemble, serving as a gateway to advanced band literature and theory. Students perform contemporary and classic band literature appropriate for the developing musician. The concert band performs throughout the year in our auditorium, as well as at KMEA District Assessment.
The Marching Defenders
Co-Curricular Ensemble that meets after school. Band Camp Required. Must be enrolled in Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Guitar, Keyboarding, or Choir to participate.
The Bryan Station Marching Defenders have entertained crowds throughout the State of Kentucky. Performing popular music from a diversity of genres, the band is known for their appearances at Lexington Parades and BSHS Football games.
12:15-1:40 on “A” Days. Must be concurrently enrolled in Wind Ensemble or Concert Band. Rhythm Section players are exempt from this requirement.
The Bryan Station Jazz Ensemble performs a variety of jazz and popular styles throughout the school year. The Jazz Ensemble regularly performs at the distinguished level at the KMEA State Jazz Festival
All band students have the opportunity to perform in chamber ensembles throughout the year during their regular ensemble classes, and through student-led after school ensembles. We present a special Chamber Ensembles Concert in February to showcase these groups and prepare for the KMEA District 7 Solo and Ensemble Festival.
The BSHS Pep Band performs at select BSHS Basketball games during the winter months. The pep band is a fun, loud, and energetic ensemble that prides itself on performing current hits and serving as a lab band for student arrangers.
The BSHS Drumline is comprised of members of the Percussion Ensemble and other interested students from throughout the music department. They perform as a part of the Marching Defenders and as a stand alone group, representing our school throughout the community.