Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-6pm

December 14 - Wind Ensemble Chair Placement Auditions

Wind Ensemble is a no-cut ensemble. In fact, unless there is a major conflict, I anticipate that all students in the marching band will be participating in Wind Ensemble as well.

However, to ensure students are placed on musical parts appropriate for their ability, we hold Chair Auditions. These will be "Blind Auditions" and conducted by the staff. Each student will play from behind a curtain and chair placement will be chosen based on this audition.

Jazz Band

Wednesdays 4 - 5:30pm

This year, we are seeing tremendous interest in Jazz Band. While any instrument can play Jazz music, we will be following the model of a Jazz Orchestra or "Big Band." The nature of the ensemble places limits on instrumentation and numbers.

The ideal, well-rounded Jazz Big Band would be as follows:

  • 5 Saxophones
  • 4 or 5 Trombones
  • 4 or 5 Trumpets
  • Electric Guitar
  • Piano
  • String Bass
  • 2 or 3 Percussionists

*Students that play instruments other than those listed are strongly encourage to learn an additional instrument to participate in this ensemble