"WIND ENSEMBLE" COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Wind Ensemble is a large ensemble musical experience that meets everyday, and will be offered to students that have had previous instrumental instruction. It is available for students who demonstrate the musical skills and competencies necessary to perform music ranging from grade 3 - grade 5 level of difficulty (on a scale of 1-5). Due to the range of musical skills of musicians, placement into this ensemble is by audition and band director recommendation. Participation in group performances is required and may include public concerts, school concerts, UIL Competitions, Music Festivals and the Commencement Ceremony. A jazz ensemble experience may be offered to selected students. Instrumental lessons will be scheduled so students can learn and master more difficult playing techniques on an individual basis, which in turn, will increase the achievement level of Ensemble.