There are 2 bands offered at Westland High School- concert and symphonic band. Both bands are audition based. The symphonic band is mostly comprised of upperclassmen and those who are advanced on their instruments. The concert band is mostly comprised of underclass and those who are still developing fundamental musical skills. The goal of each of each ensemble to provide students the opportunity to develop and grow as musicians by creating an environment that provides challenging yet developmentally appropriate band literature and musical experiences. Placement in a concert band is done through auditions which take place after the marching band season. While each of the bands represents different levels of development, we believe it is vital that all the students be provided with the same opportunities at a developmentally appropriate level. Both bands will have the opportunity to participate in concerts, solo and ensemble contest, and OMEA large group contest.