The Wind Ensemble provides dedicated players the opportunity to prepare and perform challenging band literature. The ensemble is open by audition to students in grades 10-12, although exceptional ninth-grade players may be accepted. The ensemble rehearses weekly (two 10-week semesters), and has two performances per year.
Auditions for Wind Ensemble are held each spring for the following academic year.
Membership in Academy instrumental ensembles is meant to augment, not replace, school bands or orchestras. Therefore, we expect all Academy ensemble members to be enrolled in a curricular performance ensemble.