Ensembles

Concert Band

Concert Band is open to all students. There will be continued development of instrumental techniques and
ensemble skills through the study of outstanding repertoire for Concert Band. The preparation process is the
important component of the program, in that the performance of each student in the instrumental class is
critically important to, and affects the performance of, every other student in the class.

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble is a selective and specialized course designed to offer the qualified instrumentalist the
opportunity to study and perform a variety of jazz styles. Emphasis is on learning improvisation as well as
advanced music reading. This group is involved in several performances throughout the community. The
preparation process is the important component of the program, in that the performance of each student in
the instrumental class is critically important to, and affects the performance of, every other student in the class.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble is an advanced performance group with specific instrumentation that includes woodwinds,brass, and percussion instruments. Emphasis is on sound performance fundamentals including embouchure,seating position, breathing and sight reading. This class concentrates on musical development and thedevelopment of leadership skills. Students perform as individuals, as members of small ensembles, and asmembers of the large ensemble. They study advanced instrumental techniques, performing practices and styleand form as it relates to various idioms of selected advanced literature. Performance requirements include concerts, music festivals, some football games, and community events.

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band performances introduce the more qualified instrumentalist to advanced and challenging band
literature of several styles and musical periods. The band performs for several school and community activities
throughout the year and offers a wide range of musical and social activities. The preparation process is the
important component of the program, in that the performance of each student in the instrumental class is
critically important to, and affects the performance of, every other student in the class. Students must have
prior experience on a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.

String Orchestra

Orchestra offers the opportunity for string players to study and perform music of many styles and musical
periods, develop techniques, and participate in a variety of group and ensemble experiences. The preparation
process is the important component of the program, in that the performance of each student in the
instrumental class is critically important to, and affects the performance of, every other student in the class.