Clayton High School's Concert Bands are divided into two ensembles: Concert Band (for beginning students) and Symphonic Band (for intermediate and advanced students).


Clayton High School's Concert Bands perform with a wide range of winds instruments, including flutes, clarinets, saxophones, french horns, trombones, euphoniums, and trumpets. A variety of percussion instruments are also incorporated, including snare and bass drums, cymbals, xylophones, marimbas, vibraphones, tambourines, chimes, timpani, and more.

Concert Bands perform in four concert performances throughout the year, scheduled in the Fall, Winter, Early Spring, and Late Spring/End of Year. The ensembles perform a wide array of musical pieces, including wind compositions, concert marches, contemporary selections, and more. Notable pieces previously performed include "First Suite in E Flat" by Gustav Hoist, "At Dawn They Slept" by Jay Bocook, and "The Witch and The Saint" by Steven Reineke. Concerts are typically held at The Clayton Center in downtown Clayton.


While the Concert Band does not perform competitively, students have the opportunity to compete among each other at the County, District, and State levels, sponsored by North Carolina Bandmasters Association. Students chosen to represent their county, district, or state levels are placed into chairs at one of the group ensembles offered. Students learn to perform a number of pieces selected by a guest clinician director, which are performed for a live concert audience.


The Concert Band is open to Clayton High School students in 9th-12th grades, regardless of musical experience. For Symphonic Band, auditions are held each year in February/March. Based on personal performance and overall musical growth, students may also be invited to perform with the Symphonic Band at the Director's discretion.

Benefits of joining CHS Concert Band:

  • Perform in front of live community audiences
  • Meet new friends and become part of a great team
  • Learn leadership and teamwork skills
  • Develop musical talents working with your chosen musical instrument​
  • Make memories that will last a lifetime
  • Have lots of fun!


All interested are welcome - no experience is necessary! For most students, instruments can be rented from the CHS Bands at a minimal cost to cover upkeep and maintenance.


Have questions or want to learn more? Email the Clayton High School Bands program at claytonhighband@gmail.com for more information.

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Josef L. Massey, Director of Bands

josefmassey@johnston.k12.nc.us

(919) 553-4064, Ext. 1522

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Concert Bands

October 11, 2022

Fall Concert

Symphonic Band Performance Ensemble

The Clayton Center - Clayton, NC


December 6th, 2022

Winter Concert

Concert and Symphonic Band Ensembles + CHS Chorus Ensemble

The Clayton Center - Clayton, NC

March 7th, 2023

Early Spring Concert

The Clayton Center - Clayton, NC

May 16th, 2023

Late Spring/End of Year Concert

The Clayton Center, Clayton, NC

Clayton High School Band Boosters

PO Box 962

​Clayton, NC 27528

​claytonhighband@gmail.com