Instrumental Music

The Xavier Band Program is growing and is proud of the recent tradition of excellence. Xavier offers a broad music education experience with students performing in Concert Band, the “Marching Saints” Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band, Show Choir Bands, and Pit Orchestra. Each year, students are selected for the prestigious Iowa All-State Band and other area honor bands. Xavier Band students also take part in many small group and solo events at State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

The Xavier Bands travel every three years, offering a variety of educational and musical experiences to its members. Our most recent excursion included a week-long experience to the great city of New Orleans. The Concert Band performed at the National WWII Museum, were adjudicated by professors at Loyola University, took part in a private concert at Preservation Hall by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and enjoyed the Dukes of Dixieland aboard Steamboat Natchez, among MANY other exciting adventures. Coming in the spring of 2015: A trip to Cleveland, OH, and Washington D.C.!