Pasquotank County High School offers a variety of enriching musical activities for students to participate in. The primary band offered in the fall is the Panther Pride Marching Band, the premiere outdoor performance ensemble. The primary ensemble offered in the spring is the PCHS Symphonic Band. There are other ensembles offered as well. See below for more information.
Panther Pride Marching Band
The Panther Pride Marching Band is a premiere outdoor performing ensemble and is the primary band offered during the fall semester. The band is co-curricular and meets after school on Tues. and Thurs. as well as during the normal school day.
The band presents a field production every year at all home football games in the Panther stadium. In addition, the band attends four competitions each season. The Panther Pride Marching Band also host the Panther Band Classic. An annual band competition that bosts more the 10 bands competing for musical excellence.
PCHS Symphonic Band
The PCHS Symphonic band is the primary performing ensemble during the spring semester. The band trains musicians and exposes students to a variety of rigorous classical concert band literature.
The Symphonic Band gives two concerts during the spring semester. They perform an MPA preview concert for parents that coincides with concert band festival (MPA) in March. In May, the Symphonic Band presents their Spring Concert.
The PCHS Percussion Ensemble is offered to all percussionists during the fall semester. The percussion ensemble provides the opportunity to focus on concert percussion technique, marching percussion, and hand drumming.
Panther Jazz Collective
The Panther Jazz Collective is a jazz band that is offered to all PCHS students by audition and is open to all existing band members. This ensemble meets before school daily from 7:30am -8:15am. Students must provide their own transportation.
The band explores a variety of styles including funk, rock, modern jazz, and the great jazz standards. The band performs at annual band concerts as well as a Holiday tour of elementary schools in Pasquotank County. The band has also performed for several communtiy organizations including Winslow's memorial Nursing Home and the Benjamin house. More recently the band has performed at the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival at UNC Chapel Hill as well as the annual jazz festival at Elon University.