The Asheville High School Bands are under the direction of Emily Talley, Director and Jonathan Bass, Assistant Director. They have performed in many venues across the United States and in the Bahamas. Some of these performances include Disney World, New York City, Gatlinburg, and Georgia. The band also had the opportunity to perform for the Obama Campaign at Asheville High School. In 2013, the band won Grand Champion in the Inauguration Festival in Washington, DC and marched in the Inaugural Parade.
The mission of the Asheville High School Band Program is:
…to teach students to become well prepared musicians through the study
and performance of band literature
…to develop an appreciation of many different types and styles of music
…to develop an understanding of how music is written and its many
…to teach students how to properly function in a large group
…to help students understand that each person has a responsibility for the
welfare and success of the entire group.
It is hoped and expected that each student will develop a “we/us” philosophy
in the place of the “I” philosophy more prevalent in today’s society. This
means that the welfare and good of the group should be placed ahead of
selfish individual wants and desires. The values of self-discipline, hard
work, teamwork, responsibility, and respect for others will be strongly
emphasized in the AHS band program. We trust that each of you will strive
to always do your best to meet these expectations.