Welcome to the official website of the Youth Performing Arts School Band Department.  


The Band Department at YPAS provides a safe, caring atmosphere which is rich in student instruction and performance.  As accomplished professional musicians themselves, the faculty approach the teaching of music as both a discipline and an art form.  In addition to teaching fundamental music skills and artisitic performance practices, the faculty members strive to impart to the students a lasting enjoyment and appreciation of music leading to a true passion for the art form as performers, educators, composers, and consumers.

Students in the YPAS Band Program have gone on to study at the Eastman School of Music, Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, Boston Conservatory, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, and many other major universities and conservatories.