• “The objective of our band program is to be a compliment to the academic curriculum of Blanche Ely High School by providing our students with the valuable opportunity to develop their aesthetic awareness and creative ability, thus, enhancing their academic cognition and critical thinking skills. The band's experience at Blanche Ely High School builds character, integrity, work ethic, self-esteem and adds to their commitment and rigor that our students vitally need in order to be successful in any area of life.”

    Richard Beckford, Former Band Director