This class is open to advanced students by audition or by recommendation of the directors. This is an advanced ensemble. Therefore, the requirements for participation in this class are of the highest caliber. Students should be able to display a high level of playing ability and should exemplify the standards of the Courtland Band Program. Students are expected to show a higher understanding of music theory, music history, and concepts of basic musicianship. Instruction will be designed to further enhance the individual and ensemble performance skills through the performance and study of some of the more advanced band literature.
Students enrolled in Wind Ensemble are strongly encouraged to audition for All District Band and to take private lessons. Wind Ensemble meets during the school day and occasionally rehearses after school in preparation for performances, which include concerts, District Festival, and other events that may be scheduled as opportunities arise. Students are required to attend all rehearsals and performances.