Wind Ensemble

Length: Full Year
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th
Credit: 1

Description: This select class is for the more advanced wind and percussion instrumentalist and performs both the standard band literature as well as contemporary works. Wind Ensemble regularly performs NYSSMA level 6 repertoire. Students will be expected to practice their instruments regularly in order to master the repertoire.
Formal performances in December, March and June

Final Assessments: Group and individual performance, Written exam, Playing final exam.

Special Notes:
Rehearses daily during the school day
Attendance at performances and special rehearsals required**
Can elect to participate in the NYSSMA Solo and Ensemble Festival and thereby possibly
 qualify for Area All-State Band
Participation in Marching Band is encouraged, but not required.
Students have small group lessons that rotate through class periods during the school day

Prerequisites: Audition with instructor.
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