Instrumental Music

Department Philosophy

The Kamiakin High School Band and Orchestra Program provides a balanced instrumental music performance experience for all woodwind, brass, percussion, and orchestral string players.  ALL of our Ensembles have a strong tradition of excellence. Our CURRICULAR programs are structured to prepare students to achieve the State and National Standards in Fine Arts-Music.  Participation allows students to develop both individual and group skills. Students will have opportunities to expand their understanding of, and appreciation for, the musical arts. As they develop their musical skills, the students' ability to: express individuality, demonstrate creativity, problem solve, develop an aesthetic sense of the world around, make goal oriented decisions, and see the results of a positive work ethic is greatly enhanced.  Our excellent Co-Curricular programs provide extended learning, performance, and travel opportunities.  However, co-curricular ensemble participation should not replace participation in one of the appropriate curricular ensembles.

Curricular Programs Offered

  • Symphonic Band (9th-12th Grade)
  • String Ensemble (9th-12th Grade)
  • Wind Ensemble (10th-12th Grade)
  • Small Ensembles and Solos (9th-12th Grade)

Co-Curricular Programs Offered

  • Jazz Ensemble (all grades)
  • Marching Band (all Grades)
  • Symphony Orchestra (all grades by invitation)


Keith Russell

Director of Instrumental Music