Palisade High School is home to two concert bands, three jazz bands and marching band. In addition our students have the opportunity to participate in jazz combo, full orchestra, pep band, pit orchestra and IB music. Students in our program participate in the annual Solo Ensemble festival as well as audition and participate in regional and state level honor bands and honor jazz bands, including the Colorado All State Band and Colorado All State Jazz Band.

It is our belief that students' music education should be well rounded and students are encouraged to participate in a variety of ensembles. There is a place for students of all ability levels in our program, as we are not interested in your current performance level, only what you can become. We strive to create a family environment in our program where students encourage and help each other in and out of band. 


So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
— Aaron Copland