• Sat, Jun 1st @ 12:00 PM: Graduation @ 1pm
  • Mon, Jun 3rd @ 6:00 PM: June Band Booster Meeting @ 6pm

Jimmy C. Draughn High School is located in Valdese, NC, just west of Hickory on Interstate I-40. Student enrollment is close to 650 school-wide and our band program hosts 88. Combined with the choral department, the music programs at Draughn draw over 20% of the school population making the performing arts a highlight of this school.

 Avery Gifford
Director of Bands

Make a donation to our band program! We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your support of music in our schools!

Draughn High School Performing Ensembles

Marching Wildcats

The Wildcat Marching Band is the most visible representation of the band program. You can see them perform during the fall semester at football games, marching band competitions, and at several surrounding community Christmas parades! The Marching Wildcats are known for their abundance of energy on and off the field!

Concert Bands

Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band

Concert band starts immediately following the end of the marching season in November. With two ensembles at Draughn High School, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, there is no shortage of good music to listen to. The Concert Bands at Draughn perform 4 concerts throughout the year and love making music come to life!

Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble is yearlong and focuses on the full realm of percussion studies. Chamber works for percussion ensemble are focused on after the marching season, as well as the percussion parts for the concert bands.