Join the Band


The Essex Bands are becoming recognized throughout Vermont as a program of excellence. Our ensembles have performed throughout New England. Our high school jazz program won the UMASS Jazz Festival in 2014.


The bands routinely commission composers and have guest artists work with our students. The Essex SWARM! is the envy of fans from communities throughout Vermont. Simply stated...there is a place for everyone in this program. As one parent stated, "450 band students and families can't be wrong!"

Study after study indicates the wide range of benefits that students gain from participating in a school band program. There is now powerful evidence of a cause and effect link between music instruction and intelligence. Here in Essex we strive to teach beyond the music, cultivating an exceptional experience for all students.


We are excited to have you join us!

Contact Mr. Pauly for details on how you can sign up for band!