At the high school level, Canfield has five distinct bands.
Cardinal Pride Marching Band
As the musical pride of Canfield, the CPMB performs at all home and away games of the CHS Fighting Cardinals as well as at annual band nights including Austintown-Fitch, Boardman, and Canfield. The CPMB also performs at civic events such as the Lighting of the Green and the City of Canfield’s annual Memorial Day and July 4th parades. The band’s style is a mixture of military, show band, and pseudo drum corps.
The CHS Concert Band is an intermediate level instrumental ensemble performing music typically from Grade 2 1/2 to Grade 3 1/2. THE CHSCB performs throughout the year including at the Holiday Concert, MIOSM Concert, OMEA District and State events, Spring Concert, and various other events. In May of 2015, the CHS Concert Band received its seventh straight Superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association’s State Band Contest.
The CHS Symphonic Band is an advanced instrumental ensemble performing music typically from Grade 4 to Grade 5 1/2 level. Placement is by audition. THE CHSSB performs throughout the year including at the Holiday Concert, MIOSM Concert, OMEA District and State events, Spring Concert, and various other events including the OMEA Professional Conference, the Ohio Band Director’s Conference, and the Youngstown State University Band Invitational. The CHS Symphonic Band consistently earns Superior ratings at the Ohio Music Education Association’s District and State Band Contest including its seventh straight State Superior rating in May of 2015.
Students who are members of the Symphonic Band may elect to take jazz band opposite sectionals and receive credit. The CHS Jazz Band performs at the Holiday Concert, MIOSM Concert, Spring Concert, the CHS Annual Art Show, and various other events.
Cardinal Pride Pep Band
The Cardinal Pride Pep Band is comprised of members of the CHS Jazz Band and performs at various Winter Sport contests.