Meet the musical ensembles that make up the bands of Bryan Station High School.

Wind Ensemble

1:45-3:15 on “A” Days

The Bryan Station Wind Ensemble 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 Wind Ensemble also performs at KMEA District and State Assessments, and the University of Kentucky/Music for All WINDFEST event in April.

Google Classroom for Wind Ensemble: HERE
Concert Program Archive: HERE

Concert Band

1:45-3:15 on “B” 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.

Google Classroom for Concert Band: HERE

The Marching Defenders

Co-Curricular Ensemble that meets after school. Band Camp Required. Must be enrolled in Wind Ensemble, 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.

Google Classroom for Marching Defenders: HERE

Jazz Ensemble

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 in May and presents a Jazz Dance in February at the Oleika Shrine Temple.

Google Classroom for Jazz Ensemble: HERE

Chamber Ensembles

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.

Google Classroom for Jazz Ensemble: HERE

Pep Band

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.

Defender Drums

Wednesdays after school from 3:45-5pm

Defender Drums is an after school music ensemble open to any BSHS student, regardless of musical experience. Defender Drums will perform throughout the year at various school and community events.

Members of the Marching Defenders Drumline will serve as student leaders for this ensemble.