Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of two or more years of band or the equivalent of private instruction. Audition Required. Students are expected to perform in the Marching & Pep Bands.
General Description: Wind Ensemble is a yearlong elective course that gives the advanced instrumental music student an opportunity for additional development. Performances include concerts, contests, festivals, assemblies, parades, field shows and community functions.
Content: Students perform with a fine tone quality in a variety of styles, demonstrate a variety of articulations plus demonstrate an advanced understanding of the elements of notation and music vocabulary.
Strategies: The focus is on refining performance techniques.
Homework: Practice at home for at least 30-60 minutes each day.
Course Fee / Materials: ASB Card purchase required. $30 course fee, $25 uniform use fee, potential instrument rental fee ($150 for the year). Purchase of concert attire (inquire with director)