Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble provides dedicated players the opportunity to prepare and perform challenging band literature. The ensemble is open by audition to advanced wind and percussion students in grades 10-12. 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.

Audition Requests and Registration

Auditions and registration are now closed for the 2016-17 season. Please fill out our interest form to receive information about auditions for next year. Information will be sent out in the spring.

Interest Form

 

2016-17 Dress Rehearsal and Concert Dates

Dress Rehearsal Date Saturday, November 19, 2016
Dress Rehearsal Time 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Dress Rehearsal Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
   
Concert Date Saturday, November 19, 2016
Concert Time 7:00 p.m.
Concert Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
   
Dress Rehearsal Date Friday, March 17, 2017
Dress Rehearsal Time 7:15 - 9:00 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
   
Concert Date Saturday, March 18, 2017
Concert Time 7:00 p.m.
Concert Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel

 

Conductor
Michael Ross

Rehearsal Dates - Mondays
September 19 - November 14
January 2 - March 13

Rehearsal Times
7:15-9:15 p.m.

Rehearsal Location
Shattuck Room 163, Lawrence Conservatory

Grades
10-12

Academy Guidelines

Materials

Students will be assigned a folder containing music. All music is the property of the Lawrence Academy of Music and is to be returned at the end of the season or when the student leaves the ensemble. Lost or damaged music will be billed to the owner of the folder at the cost of the complete score. Two sharpened pencils should be kept inside the folder at all times

  • Trumpet and trombone players will need a straight mute
  • Percussionists will receive a list of suggested sticks and mallets

Uniform

Students are to dress in all-black or black bottoms and a white shirt. Gentlemen should wear a collared white long-sleeved shirt with a tie or may wear suits or black sports coats as well. Pants or skirts should be dressy. Skirts/dresses should be knee-length or longer when seated; low heels are appropriate. No jeans, tennis shoes or excessive jewelry. 

Electronics Policy

Cell phones, iPods, electronic readers, and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited during ensemble rehearsals and back stage during concerts.   If a family emergency takes place during a rehearsal or concert, please contact the ensemble manager.

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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