Although a very young program at Pinecrest, the High School Band has already won numerous prestigious awards, and in April 2012, the Symphonic Band earned the honor of playing Carnegie Hall in New York after winning First Place in the New York Heritage Music Festival in 2011, earning straight superior ratings from all adjudicators.
High School Band students have class every day, with the option of playing a variety of instruments, including flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophones (alto, tenor, baritone), trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion. Students perform in a school concert each semester, and in addition, private lessons and chamber ensembles are offered on campus through the Ascension Music Academy. Students may also audition or be selected for All State, All District, All Select, and All Archdiocesan Honor Bands. They are encouraged to take private lessons, play in chamber ensembles, audition for honor bands, and perform in festivals to enhance their talents and skills.