Catholic High School is a college-preparatory high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, founded in 1930 that strives to challenge boys academically while also teaching the truths of manhood – faith, integrity, and, as Father Tribou often stressed, duty.

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The Catholic High School band has been in existence since 1970. Through the years, the band has received superior and excellent ratings at contests and festivals for  concert band and jazz ensemble as well as invitations to play at functions from presidential visits to Miss America Parades to Arkansas Razorback games. The band is a member of ASBOA Region I, and many Catholic High School musicians have been selected as All-Region and All-State members in both concert and jazz bands.  Several students have also been awarded collegiate scholarships based on their high school band accomplishments.

The Catholic High Bands include:

  • the concert band (CHS Wind Ensemble),
  • the jazz band (CHS Jazz Ensemble),
  • the jazz combo,
  • Catholic High School Pep Band,
  • Chamber ensembles.


The various groups perform throughout the year at several school and community events including the annual Winter and Spring Concert Celebrations, contests, and festivals.  The bands also include opportunities for study and performance in Popular Music Ensembles.  Band meets as a class during the school day at Catholic High School; however, some of the groups (Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo) meet either before or after school.

Each musician in the Catholic High School Bands is a valued member and their unique musical backgrounds enhance the overall quality of the group.  All are welcome no matter their experience or instrument of choice.  Opportunities to study with local and world-renowned professional musicians are also offered before, during, and after school, and via online resources (FaceTime/Skype).

For more information on the band program, please contact Matt Golladay, (501) 664-3939 or mgolladay@lrchs.org.

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