The Cullman Bearcat Marching Band performs at all CHS football games and pep rallies, at least two marching festivals per year, the Fair Parade, and the Cullman County Marching Band Exhibition. The marching band has also performed in multiple nationally televised events over the years including: The McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago, the Nation's Parade in New York City, the 6ABC Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade in Chicago, and the "Celebrate a Dream Come True" parade in the Magic Kingdom. The marching band has also been the recipient of numerous honors over the years including multiple "Best in Class" and Division Championship awards at regional marching contests.
The Symphonic Band is an audition based performing ensemble that meets during the spring semester. We perform some of the finest quality wind ensemble literature available, including traditional marches, orchestral transcriptions, and modern compositions. The Symphonic Band has a strong legacy of earning straight 1's at all major festivals.
The Cullman Jazz Band is made up of 18 to 22 advanced high school students selected by audition. Specializing in swing and jazz music, this group performs regularly at the Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, Big Band Dance, Strawberry Festival, and for many other civic and community events.
The Concert Band is an audition based performing ensemble that meets during the spring semester. We continue to develop tone and technique while performing outstanding concert literature that includes traditional marches, modern compositions, and festive 'pop' tunes.
The Percussion Ensemble performs at multiple community events, school concerts, and regional competitions during the months of November through May. These students also participate with the Symphonic and Concert bands during concert season
Congratulations to the Cullman Symphonic and Concert Bands for their success at the 2019 Alabama Bandmasters Association State Music Performance Assessment.The Cullman Concert Band, conducted by Doug Teuscher, received all “Excellent” ratings for their stage performance and an “Excellent” rating in sight-reading.The Cullman Symphonic Band, conducted by Christopher Smith, received all “Superior” ratings for their stage performance and a “Superior” rating in sight-reading. This is the 26th year in a row that the Cullman Symphonic Band has received an overall “Superior” rating at State Music Performance Assessment.
Congratulations to the CHS Marching Band on their outstanding performance in Orlando in the Universal Parade on Veteran's weekend.
We had outstanding performances by members of the Bearcat Band at the Trussville and Hoover Marching Band Invitational Competitions.
Hoover - The band received “Best in Class” Drum Major, Dance Line, and Percussion. They also received 2nd Place Band
Trussville - The Band received all superior ratings and “Best in Class” Drum Major, Dance Line, and Band. They were also awarded the Grand Championship!