The Somonauk Band offers an opportunity for students to explore the fine arts through instrumental music. It allows students with previous instrumental experience to continue to develop their musical abilities and talents as well as express themselves in a positive and creative manner. Content areas include; music reading, rhythm reading, ear training, music history, theory and composition. Musical mediums that are explored include: classical, traditional, pop, jazz, and contemporary. The students apply their knowledge in performing groups such as concert band, marching band, jazz band, and small ensembles. Several opportunities are available for students to show what they have learned through performances. Performances include: parades, concerts, basketball games, band festivals, contests, and large band trips.