|Course Level:||IB/Advanced (WMM Only)|
|Grade Level:||9 - 12|
- 5.0 credits: Academic prerequisite: audition
- 5.0 credits: Advanced prerequisite: audition; students taking advanced credit will complete additional work as required by the teacher.
- 6.0 credits: IB prerequisite: teacher approval, audition; students taking IB credit will meet for an additional class period before school once per week.Wind Ensemble is an advanced level band that places greater emphasis on the individual's responsibility. Enrollment in Wind Ensemble is achieved through audition and allows the student to perform music at a more advanced level. Suites, symphonic movements, marches, solo and ensemble literature from the seventeenth to twenty-first centuries are presented and developed in class for possible inclusion in formal concerts, festival performances and sending district tours
Wind Ensemble members can qualify for possible acceptance into Jazz Band, small ensembles, and music department field trips. Enrollment in this course gives the student the opportunity to audition for All-State and Region honor ensembles.
All members are expected to participate in rehearsals and performances unless excused by the instructor. All members receive a weekly scheduled lesson. Private study is encouraged and individual practice is essential. Students taking the IB Lab class should refer to the “IB Music” description in this guide.