Quinlan-Ford Panther Marching Band

The Ford High School Marching Band is comprised of all Quinlan-Ford High School Band Members.  It is the goal of this ensemble to reach the highest level of uniformity.  This ensemble will perform at all varsity football games (including playoffs), Meet the Panthers, Homecoming, Christmas Parade and other community performances as requested.  The ensemble will also compete in several marching contests throughout the season.  Required participation in extra-curricular activities range from as much as 8 hours of outside rehearsal to as little as 1 extra hour of rehearsal each week. Students will receive 1/2 credit P.E. equivalency for participation in the marching band. Audition and other criteria will determine membership. Summer rehearsals begin in August.  
See schedule in the back of the FHS Band Handbook.

The Panther Drumline

Anything tempo and rhythm oriented can be and must be perfected by this ensemble.  Students audition for a spot on the drumline.  It is the goal of this ensemble to “Be Better”.  If mistakes arise we do not accept excuses like “I am sorry” or “My bad”.  We make it our ultimate goal to “Be Better” in every aspect and sense of the phrase.  Drumline is our name and timing is our game.  
Can you handle being a part of the intense and rigorous family called “Drumline”?


Quinlan-Ford Wind Ensemble

This course is specifically designed for the advanced instrumental student who has proven through audition the ability to perform above average. Students in the Symphonic Band are expected to participate in the All-Region Auditions, and Solo & Ensemble. Required participation in extra-curricular activities range from as much as 8 hours of outside rehearsal to as little as 1 extra hour of rehearsal each week. Students will receive 1/2 credit P.E. equivalency for participation in the marching band.
Audition and other criteria will determine membership.

Quinlan-Ford Symphonic Band

This course is specifically designed for the upper level intermediate instrumental student. While continuing to develop technical ability and basic musicianship.  Students in the Symphonic Band are encouraged to participate in the All-Region Auditions, Solo & Ensemble. Required participation in extra-curricular activities range from as much as 8 hours of outside rehearsal to as little as 1 extra hour of rehearsal each week. Students will receive 1/2 credit P.E. equivalency for participation in the marching band.
Audition and other criteria will determine membership.


Quinlan-Ford Jazz Band

These ensembles will perform and study various styles of Jazz from the repertoire available.  
It is the goal of these ensembles to master the various styles of Jazz while entertaining numerous groups of people.  
We will perform at contest, community events, and school functions.