The Wind Ensemble is the top curricular concert band at Maine East High School. Entrance into this ensemble is by audition only. The ensemble is approximately 50-60 students each year, made up of mostly juniors and seniors. The ensemble begins their rehearsal before school during the "flap" period and rehearses daily for 65 minutes. The ensemble plays 3-4 concerts per year, attends local festivals as schedules allow, hosts numerous high school and collegiate guest conductors, and plays grade 4-5 literature. Students seeking to play in the Wind Ensemble are highly encouraged to study privately, participate in chamber music, and be dedicated to the constant improvement of their personal musical skills.
Sample recordings coming soon.