The Concert Band is non-auditioned and available to all 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. This class meets concurrently with the Symphonic Band during 6th block, providing unique opportunities for performances. Students in this ensemble will receive instruction on improving their instrumental technique, music theory skills and performance skills. This band will perform four major concerts and the POPS concert in the spring. Students in all of the concert ensembles are required to perform as a part of the Pep Band at three events during the year – The Homecoming Football Game, and two basketball games in the spring.
The Wind Ensemble is the most advanced level band at Lakewood. The Wind Ensemble meets both semesters during 7th Block and is comprised of mostly 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. A small number of 9th grade students may be invited to enroll in this band. The Wind Ensemble performs the finest wind literature and continues the development of refined, professional skills. The Wind Ensemble will perform four major concerts per year and in the combined winter concert and POPS in the spring. The Wind Ensemble will also participate in major concert band festivals around the state, including the CBA Concert Band Regional. Students in all of the concert ensembles are required to perform as a part of the Pep Band at three events during the year – The Homecoming Football Game, and two basketball games in the spring. Students are highly encouraged to audition for All State, All County and other Honor bands. The Wind Ensemble was selected to perform at the Colorado Music Educators Association Convention in 2013.