During the fall, members of the Symphonic Band form the Southeast Polk Marching Band, also known as “The Marching Rams”. It is a curricular course that meets 1st period every day. During marching season, students rehearse starting at 6:45 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and non-late start Wednesdays. Rehearsals on late start Wednesdays typically begin at 8:00am. Students are required to perform graded playing exams, attend all home football games, contests and scheduled parade performances. At the conclusion of the marching season, this ensemble becomes the symphonic band, one of the three performing concert ensembles at Southeast Polk High School.
OPTING OUT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Marching band is an activity that SEPHS recognizes as an “opt-out” PE activity. Students should obtain a form from the counseling office to be completed and returned before the start of the school year if they choose to opt-out. If a student chooses not to opt out of PE, they must not take early bird PE during the first semester.
The Marching Rams at Southeast Polk High School have a tradition of excellence and are the pride of southeastern Polk County. Made up of over 130 volunteers each year, the Marching Rams entertain home football crowds, play special events and compete at various area competitions and festivals each fall.