The Symphonic Band is composed of the students enrolled in band who are not placed in the Wind Symphony. All freshmen will be placed in the Symphonic Band unless instrumentation dictates placement in the Wind Symphony. The expectations for members are similar to those of Wind Symphony members. Members are encouraged to study with a private instructor and to audition for the South Carolina Region 3 Honor Band. It should be the aspiration of every member of the Symphonic Band to earn a spot in the Wind Symphony in subsequent semesters. The Symphonic Band will perform music of the highest quality in the grade 5 level.
The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands perform many concerts throughout the year, starting with the annual Christmas Concert. In the spring the bands perform at the SC Band Directors Association Concert Festival, where they have consistently earned Superior ratings. A winter concert precedes the concert festival in March followed by a chamber music concert and the spring concert in May. All band students perform at the graduation ceremonies.