The Band & Orchestra Department is one of the strongest and most active organizations on the campus of J.P. Taravella High School. It is widely acknowledged as one of the finest music programs in Florida, with Band, Orchestra, and Jazz ensembles consistently earning Superior ratings at District and State Music Performance Assessments. Individual honors are a yearly occurrence with members participating in All-State ensembles and State University-sponsored Honor Bands. The Music Department has grown to become a comprehensive and demanding curriculum that consistently brings quality music education into the lives of the school community. The JPT Band & Orchestra Department consists of several musical performing groups and a visual performance ensemble, for details on these groups (click here).
We have many opportunities to volunteer throughout the school year and you will be notified via email, Remind or our website when they come up. Volunteering usually is taken on a first come, first served basis. The easiest way to volunteer is by attending the Band parent meetings where you will learn more about the program and where it needs your help or by contacting or communications committee chair (link to contact us page). We have opportunities with Chaperoning, Field Crew, Hospitality, Uniform Room and other tasks or functions which occur throughout the school year, as well as, Committee Positions. All volunteers are required to obtain Level 1 Clearance and any individual who will be chaperoning overnight need to obtain Level 2 Clearance. Please consult the Broward County Schools 'Get Involved' section (http://www.browardschools.com/getinvolved) for additional information and requesting your Level 1 Clearance.