6th Grade Band
The 6th grade band consists of first year band students. The goal of the 6th grade band is to teach students basic music fundamentals.
7th Grade Band
The 7th grade band is for 2nd year students. The goal of the 7th grade band is to continue musical growth to prepare students for the more rigorous 8th grade band. Students in 7th grade have the opportunity to audition for the Tiger Jazz Cats, WMS Honor Band, and Midstate Bands. 7th Grade students are more involved in extra curricular activities such as performing at Tiger Night and are encouraged to participate in Solo and Ensemble.
8th Grade Band
The 8th Grade band is the WMS flagship ensemble. This group is the most experienced group of students and the most visible in the community. 8th Grade students perform at WMS home football games, the Columbia Christmas Parade, and consistently perform at Middle Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association's Concert Performance Assessment. The 8th grade band performed last year at TMEA's State Concert Festival and will perform at the Tennessee School Board Association Conference in November.
WMS Honor Band
The WMS Honor Band is comprised of the top players from Whitthorne Middle School. It is an audition based group that meets after school. The ensemble performs at concerts throughout the year and is expected to perform at MTSBOA's Concert Performance Assessment in 2015.