Big Band

Advisor: Mr. Sell
Telephone: (937) 372-6983
Email: [email protected]


XHS Big Band is a co-curricular ensemble.  Our primary mission is to provide musical entertainment at district-wide events, and to perform at community outreach events in support of Xenia Community Schools.  Additionally, the band performs at specifically targeted events to raise awareness for the musical arts, and to help recruit elementary students into the middle school band program.  Also, the band periodically performs at various Jazz Festivals throughout Southwestern and Central Ohio.  Typically, Big Band performs at 20-25 events annually.

All interested students must audition for Big Band.  An informational meeting takes place in mid-to-late October.  Auditions are held in early November at the conclusion of marching band season.         

Since Big Band is a co-curricular ensemble, students performing on saxophone, trumpet, trombone and drum set must be enrolled in either Symphonic Band or Concert Band.  However, all XHS students can audition for guitar, bass guitar and piano.  Audition information will be disseminated during the XHS daily announcements.    

Please don’t hesitate to contact Greg Sell directly for additional information.  

Updated 10/5/23