Wind Ensemble I and II

WIND ENSEMBLE I

Course Description: Meets VPA/UC/CSU requirements. Recommendation: Instructor approval or audition. This advanced level, year-long course, is designed to provide the opportunity for instrumental music students to be part of a musical ensemble that rehearses and performs various styles of music throughout the school year. Students enrolled in the class should play at an advanced level. Students at this level should be comfortable with reading and recognizing scales, various rhythmic patterns, key signatures, and standard music terminology. HW per week: 120 minutes. Plus scheduled concerts, events, and festivals.

Auditions for incoming 9th graders are scheduled for Tuesday, April 25th at SDA. Click here to sign up for an audition time. If you are unable to make it on 4/25, please email Mr. Wuertz at jeremy.wuertz@sduhsd.net to make alternate arrangements.

Important forms regarding band registration for 2017-2018:

Wind Ensemble I Audition Requirements 2017-2018

Wind Ensemble I Audition Excerpts 2017-2018

Band Registration Information Fall 2017

Suggested Four Year Plan for Band Students

 

WIND ENSEMBLE II

Course Description: Meets VPA/UC/CSU requirements. Recommendation: play a traditional band instrument for at least 1 year (hard-working beginners welcome!). This intermediate level, year-long course is designed to provide the opportunity for music students to be part of a musical ensemble that rehearses and performs various styles of music throughout the school year. The primary concepts that are emphasized include: major scales, intermediate rhythms, tone quality, terminology, and elements of blend/balance in a traditional musical ensemble. No audition is required for this class. HW: 120 minutes per week + scheduled concerts and festivals.

Helpful registration information:

Band Registration Information Fall 2017

Suggested Four Year Plan for Band Students