This group is open to all who audition and demonstrate the ability to play an instrument or twirl a baton or spin a flag or rifle. The Band performs for football games and most home basketball games. The band presents concerts featuring the traditional music of the holiday season. The Band performs for many local events and makes a number of trips in and out of state each year. In addition, band members may audition to participate in the Texas All-State Junior College Honor Band. Scholarships are available. All band participants receive scholarships.
Wildcard Swing Orchestra (WSO)
This ensemble is an auditioned group who is interested in playing all types of jazz and today's popular music. The WSO performs for various events throughout the year and presents concerts each spring at various area high schools. Additionally, the WSO acts as a performance laboratory for those who wish to learn and arrange in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites to joining this group are membership in the Cardinal Regiment Band, admission by audition or approval of director. Those enrolled in band and WSO - will have a slightly higher scholarship than those enrolled in band only.
Cardinal Regiment Color Guard
The effectiveness of the guard is measured by its precision, visual effect, color dimensions, and costuming it adds to the Cardinal Regiment's marching show.
Symphonic band provides opportunity for students to become familiar with various types of literature for band. This includes standard works of the concert band repertoire, and periodically, exceptional student instrumentalists are showcased. Symphonic band occurs during the second semester each year and enrollment carries significant scholarship opportunities.
A smaller select jazz ensemble focusing on the New Orleans "Mardi Gras" style of music.