When you choose to enroll in the bands at Niagara Falls High School. you will rub elbows on a daily basis with other students passionate about success, both academically and artistically. You will be joining a family that values excellence as a standard operating procedure, and that pursues excellence with passion, no matter what the endeavor.
There are three curricular ensembles at NFHS. Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Gold Jazz Ensemble. Concert Band is open to musicians of all levels- there is no audition required! Symphonic Band and Gold Jazz Ensemble are audition ensembles. In addition to the wide variety of music classes that NFHS offers, you'll also have the opportunity to participate in a large number of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities at the high school. The Wolverine Marching Band, Pep Band, Pit Orchestra, and Blue Jazz Ensemble rehearse and perform outside of school hours.
There is virtually ALWAYS a way to fit band into your schedule, despite what it may feel like at first, and it's never too late to join band!
We look forward to having you in the program,
Mr. Chmaj & Ms. Custode-Macri
Established in January 2021, the Golden Stand is awarded each month to students who demonstrate passion, perserverance, and progress in each of our curricular ensembles. Congratulations to our recipients, keep up the great work!
Holiday Concert 2020
These videos were produced over several weeks in November and December of 2020. Students recorded all audio and visual materials in socially distanced hybrid groups. Students were recorded in isolation, much like professional studio musicians. They have never played with the complete ensemble. We are proud of our students for adjusting and growing with us in this current educational model.
Happy Holidays from the NFHS Bands!!