Symphonic Band is the "advanced band," an auditioned ensemble open to the more musically experienced, proficient, and personally responsible students at William C. Overfelt High School. Students will audition for this group at the end of the prior semester. Students participating in Symphonic Band are held to a higher standard in the musicianship, citizenship, and commitment to the WCO Department of Performing Arts. In addition to performing at the California Music Educators Association competition in the spring, members of Symphonic Band are encouraged to audition for honor ensembles like the SJSU Honors Wind Ensemble in September and the Santa Clara County Honor Band in December. At football games, basketball games, and parade events the Symphonic Band combines with the Concert Band & Percussion Ensemble to form The Royal Pep Band.