Erie High School’s band program focuses on being a vital part of the community and school culture. The Marching Band performs at all the home football games, the Fair and Rodeo Parade, St. Vrain Valley Band Night, the Homecoming Parade, the Halloween Parade, the Veterans Day Parade, all the school assemblies, Erie’s Parade of Lights as well as many basketball games as possible.
The Jazz Band performs at Erie’s Biscuit Day, the Dickens, Oskar Blues and Erie’s Town Fair. Students have a major part in the selection of the music they play. This year the marching band students voted for “I Got You,” by James Brown, “Fancy,” by Iggy Azalea and “Come out and Play,” by The Offspring.
The drum line practices every Tuesday in June and July and the drum majors participate in the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy. Other facets of the instrumental music program include String Orchestra, Beginning and Advanced Guitar, Drum Class, and various music history classes.