The Wind Ensemble serves as the principal performing ensemble in the Band Program. The ensemble is comprised of students grade 10 – 12 and select 9th grade students; membership is by audition and interview/teacher selection. The Wind Ensemble will perform standard and contemporary band literature designed to strengthen musicianship and instrumental technique. Members of the Wind Ensemble will have opportunities to perform in chamber ensembles and perform solos. The concert ensembles (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band) serve as the nucleus of the Total Band Program. It is in these ensembles that student-musicians will continue to develop musicianship, understanding, appreciation, and sharpen the skills necessary to give outstanding musical performances as a member of any ensemble within the Band Program.
The Wind Ensemble will perform at concerts throughout the school year, All-City Music Festival, District Music Festival, school/community outreach events, and graduation. Members of the Wind Ensemble will also perform as members of the Pep Band for home Ladies’ and Men’s basketball games.