Wind Ensemble is open by audition to advanced woodwind, brass, and percussion players in grades 10-12 who love playing and exploring challenging band literature. The ensemble provides an environment for students to experience masterpieces of wind literature and to work toward a goal well beyond the accepted norm. Wind Ensemble rehearses weekly and performs two joint concerts with the Academy Symphonic Band in November and March of each year.
Involvement in the program is invaluable for students who desire to continue their musical journey into college and allows them to stand out as passionate musicians and dedicated members of an honors ensemble. Wind Ensemble also offers students an array of non-musical benefits and life skills, including accountability, patience, confidence, a sense of community, and artistry.
Students registered for Academy ensembles are also expected to participate in a curricular (during the school day, for credit) performing musical ensemble when available; Wind Ensemble should not substitute for curricular music programs.
Auditions for the 2020-21 season will be held on April 20 and May 4. There is no cost to audition. Click the button below to register for an audition. Please note that returning students are required to audition each year. Click here to view the audition requirements.