Salem R-80 Bands


MSHSAA State Basketball Tournament

March 16th, 2024-- After submitting a performance application, the Salem High School Pep Band was chosen to perform at the MSHSAA State Basketball Tournament! The band took a day trip to Mizzou Arena in Columbia, where they performed tunes before, during, and after three basketball state finals games. After that, they got to hang out on campus and grab some BBQ. They had a great performance and enjoyed watching the games!




SCA Clinic and Concert

February 3rd, 2024-- Salem High School Band had 11 students selected for the South Central Conference Band! The students spent the day rehearsing music with clinicians, and performed a concert with their peers from other schools that evening. It was a great concert and a fun day!



2024 All-State Band

January 27th, 2024 -- Congratulations to Xander During on another fantastic performance in the All-State Band!

On Saturday, Xander performed as a member of the top honor band in our state, an honor which he earned by auditioning in December. The band spent roughly 15 hours over 4 days rehearsing and preparing for their concert, with many more spent on individual and sectional practice. This year the band was under the direction of Colonel Don Schofield, Commander and Conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band. Each of the pieces were challenging in their own ways, with one in particular asking the band members to sing in 4 part harmony!

We couldn’t be more proud of your performance and hard work to get this honor. Congratulations once again, Xander! Way to represent our program!


2024 ​Middle School District Honor Band

January 6, 2024 -- Salem R-80 Middle School had two students participate in the 2024 Central District Honor Band on Saturday, January, 6th. They went through an audition, a full day of rehearsals with other high-achieving band students from around the district, and performed a concert at Jefferson City High School.

Congratulations to:

Skylar Reeves, 8th grade, trombone

Kaitlyn Pontious, 7th grade, trumpet

2023 High School District Band

high school district band

November 4th, 2023 -- Salem High School Band had six band members participate in and perform with the All-District Band, the second highest honor band available to students in Missouri.

These students put in hours of work to prepare for their auditions and earn a seat in this ensemble. They spent an entire day rehearsing their music for their concert that evening. Mr. Jim Cunningham, former Salem band director of 9 years, served as their clinician and conductor for the day.

What a great concert! From left to right, congratulations to:

Carter Foster, 6th chair horn, sophomore

Addison Barton, 3rd chair clarinet, freshman

Kaison Wilmont, 11th chair clarinet, junior

Mason Tomnitz (in front), 1st chair euphonium, freshman

Thomas Harris, 4th chair euphonium, sophomore

Xander During, 1st chair bass and contra-alto clarinet, junior