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The Mission of the Williston Music Department is to educate students to become lifelong musicians who strive for excellence through collaboration and performance. 

The Williston High School Band program consists of four different bands:

  • Concert Band (grade 9)
  • Symphonic Band (grade 10)
  • Wind Ensemble (grades 11-12)
  • Jazz Band (grades 10-12, by audition only)

The Band plays for all home Varsity Football and Basketball games, in addition to performing four concerts during the school year:

  • December 4th
  • February 12th
  • March 6th
  • May 7th

Band students can also be involved in Pit Orchestra, Extra-Curricular Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and audition for the University of Mary Honor Band, University of North Dakota Honor Band, and All-State Band.

Band Advisor

 Eric Rooke has been the Band Director for Williston High School since 2005. He graduated from the University of Mary with a degree in Music Education.

"I truly enjoy teaching band and I look forward to the future of music in Williston."—Eric Rooke

For more information on Band and its events, please visit the WHS Band Facebook page and the Band webpage. 

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