The All-Catholic Concert Band is comprised of the top music students in our Philadelphia archdiocesan high schools and private Catholic high schools. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia (AOP) Secondary Arts program annually hosts the All-Catholic ensembles, which includes the All-Catholic Band. This ensemble requires lengthy preparation and auditions in the fall for a seat. The ensemble practices a few times leading up to a large performance at one of the AOP High Schools. Every few years, the members of the All-Catholic Band participate in the Concert of Excellence along with the other All-Catholic ensembles and Archdiocesan Elementary Music Festivals, which is hosted at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
The All-Catholic Concert Band Festival was held at Archbishop Ryan High School for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.