The Gulf Shores Middle School Concert Band is primarily consisted of 7th and 8th Grade students who have completed Beginning Band. The band is made up of woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists who have demonstrated an intermediate to advanced level of performance and musicianship. Under the direction of Mr. Ellis, the Gulf Shores Middle School has developed a reputation for excellence, consistently receiving Superior scores at State Assessment.
The Concert Band performs numerous concerts throughout the school year, including the Winter Concert in December, the State Music Performance Assessment (MPA) in March, and the Spring Concert in May. Students in the Concert Band perform a wide variety of literature spanning from traditional concert band repertoire, to holiday music, to famous movie themes.
Students in the Concert Band are also encouraged to take private lessons, audition for All-State and All-District Festivals, and participate in university Honor Bands. Gulf Shores Middle School routinely has students who audition and make the All-State and All-District Bands. When students reach the 8th grade, they are invited to participate in the Gulf Shores High School Marching Band.