Welcome to the Stapley Band Family!
Our program prides itself on achieving artistry through music making. The goal of the program is to build the student's sense of self through musical expression in a team atmosphere. Students will not only learn how to read music, they will learn how to take the ink on the page and transform it into something much greater than that!
The SJHS band program is an ability based program. Normally, students are auditioned and grouped with other students who play at their same level. However, due to COVID-19, for the 20-21 school year students will be grouped by teacher recommendation. Members rotate parts & seating within their section, as there is no chair seating in the program. Wind Ensemble is the most advanced class and meets during third hour. Symphonic Band, the middle level class, meets during sixth hour. Concert Band meets during seventh hour. Students are able to move up class levels at the 3rd quarter pending an audition.
Stapley is the only JHS in Mesa to offer both a jazz band and a drum line! Our jazz band meets after school on Fridays from 4:10-5:10pm. Auditions are held at the end of September and we begin rehearsals immediately following fall break. Our drum line meets after school on Wednesday's from 3:40-4:40pm. No audition is required. Students from all bands & instrument families are welcome to join these ensembles.