High School Concert bands

The high school bands are directed by Tom Lizotte, who's been with the Cape Elizabeth program the past 16 years. The Symphony Band is comprised of freshmen and sophomores. It meets in two sections, which are combined for concerts. The Wind Symphony is comprised of juniors and seniors, along with selected underclassmen by audition. 

Middle School Concert Bands

The middle school bands are directed by Caitlin Ramsey. The program includes a fifth-grade beginning band, a sixth-grade band, a seventh-grade band, and an eighth-grade band. In addition, seventh- and eighth-grade students have the opportunity to participate in the middle school's extracurricular jazz bands.

Students interested in additional music opportunities may audition for the District 1 6th Grade Honors Band, the Southern Maine Middle School Honors Band (7/8), and the District 1 Middle School Jazz Band (7/8).

For more on the CEMS program, please visit the middle school band site.


Students interested in more music opportunities may audition for District 1 Honors for either concert band or jazz band. Materials detailing how to apply are available in early September. Auditions are in October. Mr. Lizotte is available to help students prepare.


Auditions for All-State Festival for band, jazz, and orchestra take place in late October or early November. Some students who are studying privately are encouraged to audition. Given the technical challenges of the pieces, it is recommended that students first audition for District 1 Honors, then try for All-State sophomore year. All-State materials are available during the summer.