The GSMST band program is made up of three ensembles - Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Ensemble (which meets after school). These ensembles provide a logical learning progression for students to move from middle school into high school wind and percussion performance and continue to increase their playing skills.
Students in this ensemble perform mostly Grade 3 literature, and continue to review and refine many of the skills learned in middle school. Members of this ensemble have opportunity travel every other year to participate in workshops or performances at locations like Disney World and Universal Studios. The Concert Band also takes part in the GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation. Members may also participate in the GMEA Solo & Ensemble performance evaluation and may audition for county, Atlanta-area, and state-wide honor bands.
The GSMST Symphonic Band is the top ensemble within the GSMST band program. Membership is by audition each May and students provide their own transportation at school to rehearse at "0 Period" (starting one hour before GSMST's official start time). The ensemble has consistently received superior ratings at GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluations, and individual members are regularly selected for county, Atlanta-area, and GMEA All-State honor bands. The Symphonic Band also takes part in the GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation and typically performs Grade 5 and 6 literature.The ensemble travels each school year.