Welcome to the YMS Band Program!
Music Education is a rewarding and lifelong experience! Participating in band at York Middle School is another enriching step as a member of the York Cougar Band Program. The York Cougar Bands from grades 6 through 12 have a continued tradition of excellence in performance, achievement, and community involvement. Students, as members of the YMS Band you will help continue this tradition and be a part of the future of the program while creating memories and gaining skills that will last a lifetime. Parents, we look forward to your involvement in the continued success of your student and in the future of our program.
Opportunities for 7th & 8th Grade Band Students!
1. 7th Grade Band Carowinds Trip
2. 8th Grade Band Trip
3. All-Region Band
4. Jazz Band Class
5. Jazz Band Trip to State Jazz Performance Assessment
6. 8th Grade Band Trip to State Concert Performance Assessment
7. Winter Concert Production with the High School Band
8. All-County Band
9. BBQ Fundraiser
10. Earning the Outstanding Performance Award for the School
11. Spring Concert Production with the High School Band
12. All-State Band
13. 8th Grade Early Experience - Be a part of the High School Varsity Marching Band 1 year early!
The YMS Band Program has consistently been receiving The Outstanding Performance Award (OPA) which is the highest honor awarded to the most comprehensively high-achieving band programs in the state.