Carmel High School boasts 5 concert bands and 4 jazz bands, which are known for their quality on the state level and have won State titles in the past. The top concert band, Wind Symphony I, was invited to perform at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival two times and also performed at the prestigious 2005 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. In 1999, the Wind Symphony I was named the ISSMA Concert Band State Champion. Every year, the jazz bands host “Jazz at the Ritz” at Carmel’s Ritz Carlton Banquet Hall and Jazz a la mode, an intimate evening of some of the finest jazz music in the state of Indiana.
The program boasts enrollment of over 400 students each year.