The Arkansas Arts Academy band program offers learning opportunities for woodwind, brass, and ensemble percussion students in grades 7-12.
AAA Wind Ensemble: A 7-12th grade ensemble for woodwind, brass, and ensemble percussion players which focuses on music from the wind band repertoire. Students learn pedagogy, ensemble, and leadership skills as they work towards at least two performances each year.
AAA Symphonic Orchestra: An audition only, full symphonic orchestra consisting of 9-12 grade string, woodwind, brass, and percussion students. This ensemble is AAA's premiere performing ensemble and participates in at least four concerts each school year.
AAA Camber Music Class: This is a 9-12 grade ensemble focused on small ensemble performances. String, woodwind, brass, piano, and ensemble percussion students learn rehearsal skills in preparation for many performances throughout the year. These can include holiday events, fundraising opportunities, or collaborations with other AAA ensembles.
The AAA band program regularly partners with other arts disciplines to present collaborative concerts. Whether they are playing chamber music, accompanying live dance performances, or playing as a string section within the Rockhoppers band, band students are given many opportunities to expand their skills and gain valuable performance experience.