New Prairie High School Bands
See the pages below for details on the various New Prairie H.S. performing ensembles. Also available below is New Prairie H.S.'s Band Handbook.
The New Prairie Concert Band begins rehearsing in October after the Fall Sampler Concert has been completed. The concert band performs at the Winter and Spring Concerts as well as the ISSMA Concert Band Contest in April. Members of the Concert Band also make up the Marching Cougars & the Cougar Pep Band.
The New Prairie Marching Cougars rehearse from May until October and participate in pep rallies, football games, parades and ISSMA Open Class B competitions.
The New Prairie Jazz Band rehearses on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings during the week beginning in mid-September. In this class, students develop and perfect jazz fundamentals and techniques through practice, performance and improvisation. The Jazz Band tours the elementary schools, performs at the Fall Sampler, Winter and Spring concerts and attends the ISSMA Jazz Contest in the spring.
Cougar Pep Band
The Cougar Pep Band performs at all boys' home basketball games each season. Instrumentation includes standard concert band instrumentation with the addition of drum set, auxiliary percussion and electric bass.