Philosophy of the Tupelo Bands
The Band and Color Guard program are part of the Tupelo Public School Performing Arts Department, which is comprised of dedicated faculty and staff committed to inspiring students to achieve performance excellence. The students’ artistic experience involves training in the areas of music, dance, and instrumental or equipment technique, as well as musical and theatrical expression.
Specialized instructions provided in theses areas are designed to encourage students to develop their skills to the maximum potential for the entire ensemble. This instruction also places emphasis on the mental and physical discipline. All of these elements are essential in preparation and execution of superior presentations.
Although the Band and Guard staff at Tupelo strives for the highest standards in musicality, performance, artistry, and creativity, we believe this must be balanced by a wide variety of learning experiences in order for students to achieve personal growth.