Chair rankings are the most common form of organization used by bands and orchestras worldwide. The ultimate goal is to place the most proficient players on the most difficult parts. Chairs are established within the first two weeks of the symphonic band portion of the school year. There are no chair rankings during marching band. All parts are assigned. After chairs are established students are afforded the opportunity to move to a higher chair position. This procedure is called ‘chair challenge.’ The details for chair changes are in the attached document: