Stadium High School, located in Tacoma, Washington was originally built as a railroad hotel. After a fire, the building was purchased and remodeled by Tacoma Public Schools. Then named for the massive stadium bowl built next to the building, Stadium High School overlooks Commencement Bay.
The High School has a long standing traditional of excellence. Not only academically, but through the band program as well. Most recently, Jack Llyod, directed the bands for 35 years and William "Bill" Cole before him. Stadium High School has been long noted as a pillar in Washington State as a standard of music education.
Today the band program is lead by Mr. Adam Morrell and the program consists of 3 concert bands: 9th grade Concert Winds, 10th-12th grade Symphonic Band and 10th-12th grade Wind Ensemble. Two jazz bands rehearse in the morning before school and a percussion ensemble and drumline meet daily as well. With over 150 wind and percussion in the band program, the ensembles are leveled to find the best place for each musician on their journey.
This year the Stadium Wind Ensemble has been selected via taped audition to participate in the National Concert Band Festival hosted by Music for All and the Yamaha Corporation. The Wind Ensemble is honored by this invitation and looks forward to perform in Indianapolis, IN in March.