Band: Music Instruction at Saint James School
Saint James School is distinct from most independent schools not only by the high academic standards, but also by the amount of programs offered to prepare students for collegiate success. The band department is a highly acclaimed component of the arts at Saint James. The Marching Band is one of the most visible organizations at the school and has won numerous arounds in state, regional, and national competitions through events such as Bands of America. In addition to the Marching Band, the Concert Band performs regularly for campus events, as well as concerts in the region. There is a wide selection of classes offered through the band program such as Music Theory, Music Survey, Music Composition, Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, Jazz Band, and Symphonic Band. Many of the students also perform with many of our chamber ensembles such as Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and various woodwind and brass duets, trios, and quartets.
Mr. Andy Martin
Saint James School Director of Bands
Mr. Martin has worked with the Saint James band in the past. He earned his B.A. from the University of Alabama and his master’s degree in music education from Auburn University. He is excited to bring his love of music and teaching to our band students and program.