During concert season, the concert bands at Okemos High School consist of the Freshman Band, the Concert Band, and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. All freshman band students make up the Freshman Band while students in 10th-12th grade audition for chair placement in either the Concert Band or Symphonic Wind Ensemble. These bands play concerts and festivals during the months of November through May and performs are free and the public is invited.
The Concert Band members progress and gain musical experience over the year(s) which all could eventually gain membership in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble by 12th grade.
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is an auditioned based ensemble that is comprised of some of the finest talents in the State! Members of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble participate in various honors bands, solo and ensemble, and perform with the Okemos High School Philharmonic Orchestra. This performing ensemble traditionally performs at the Winter Concert, the Tri-District Concert, MSBOA Band and Orchestra Festival, the Okemos Fine Arts Festival Collage Concert, and the Spring Concert.