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About Band

Band Quick Links
All About the SHS Band Program (PDF)
Band Handbook
Band Parents Organization
Private Music Lessons

The Stevenson High School Band Program is comprised of multiple ensembles built around the five concert bands:

• Freshman Band 
• Concert Band 
• Symphonic Band 
• Advanced Symphonic Band
• Honor Band

Band members extend their musical activities through participation in Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Bands, Flute Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, the pit orchestra for the annual musical, solo and ensemble contests, chamber music performances, private lessons, competitive auditions and community ensembles.

The bands are directed by:

Dr. Sonny Petway, Director of Bands

Caitlin McGovern, Associate Director of Bands

Madeline Vogler

Michael Tseitlin

All band members and parents should subscribe to the SHS Band Email List.
To subscribe, please send an email to: 
Write “Subscribe” in the subject line, and write “subscribe” in the email.

All Color Guard members and parents should subscribe to the SHS Color Guard Email List.
To subscribe, please send an email to:
Write “Subscribe” in the subject line, and and write “subscribe” in the email.

Follow the instructions on the subscription page; a confirmation of your subscription will be sent automatically.



Audition information and sign-up links will be provided as they become available.

Jazz Band Auditions
To become part of Stevenson’s jazz program, students must record and submit a video audition to Ms. Vogler at by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Those who submit an audition will automatically be qualified for a large jazz ensemble. They also will be qualified for a jazz combo, if they choose. Click here for audition information and music.

Incoming Freshman Band Auditions
Most incoming freshmen enroll in Freshman Band, and no audition is necessary. However, students may audition for placement in one of the upperclassmen bands (Advanced Symphonic Band, Symphonic Band or Concert Band) during the spring of their eighth-grade year. Please note: Freshmen who audition for upperclassmen bands are not guaranteed placement. They must meet a number of minimum performance criteria before being considered.

Marching Percussion Auditions
Typically held in the spring - details TBA