Even though some major events for the Music Department have ended, the spring season is just as packed for students involved in Band and or Choir. For instance, the Jazz band has started practices to work on pieces for an upcoming noncompetitive jazz festival in early February. Pep band is another activity going on for the band. The band comes together to play fun and popular songs during both the girls and boys home basketball games. Songs include ones like “Sweet Caroline,” “Tubthumping,” and “Smoke on the Water.” Choir and Band students also are working on music to perform for the department’s solo and ensemble contest in the first week of February. Students can either to pick a solo to sing or play, or can come together with others to work on a piece that they all perform in front of a judge to get feedback. Jazz Choir also is working on two pieces currently to perform at the upcoming choral pops concert. One other thing the department is working on is the upcoming spring musical. This includes working on pit music, speaking roles, singing solos, and the rest of the parts needed to put together a musical. Both bands and all of the choirs also are working on pieces for upcoming spring concerts on top of all of the other things that are going on in the Music Department.