Concert Ensembles

Wind Ensemble

          This ensemble is the top performing concert group at the high school. Membership is based on a semester-by-semester audition, which will include prepared etudes, scales, counting, and sight-reading. Aside from playing ability, directors will consider attitude, participation, and instrumentation needs when determining a student’s ensemble placement. This group will be primarily composed of students in grades 10-12.

          The Wind Ensemble prepares and performs college level literature and has many concerts throughout the year. Members of this ensemble are required to attend weekly sectionals outside of school time and are required to participate in the TMEA All-Region process. These students are highly motivated about improving their musical abilities and are expected to participate in the private lesson program.

Symphonic Winds

          This ensemble is the second performing concert group at the high school. Membership is based on a semester-by-semester audition, which will include prepared etudes, scales, counting, and sight-reading. Aside from playing ability, directors will consider attitude, participation, and instrumentation needs when determining a student’s ensemble placement. This group will be primarily composed of students in grades 10-12.

          The Symphonic Winds prepares and performs college and upper-level high school literature and has many concerts throughout the year. Members of this ensemble are required to attend weekly sectionals outside of school time and are required to participate in the TMEA All-Region process. Students in this ensemble are encouraged to participate in the private lesson program. For many students, Symphonic Winds serves as preparation for Wind Ensemble.

Concert Band

          This ensemble is the third performing concert group at the high school. Membership is based on a semester-by-semester audition, which will include prepared etudes, scales, counting, and sight-reading. Aside from playing ability, directors will consider attitude, participation, and instrumentation needs when determining a student’s ensemble placement. This group will be primarily composed of students in grades 10-12.

          The Concert Band prepares and performs high school level literature and has a handful of concerts throughout the year. Members of this ensemble have minimal sectionals outside of school time. Students in this ensemble are encouraged to particpate in the TMEA All-Region process as well as in the private lesson program. For many students, Concert Band serves as preparation for the upper-level ensembles.

NGC Symphonic I

          This ensemble is the top performing concert group at the 9th grade center. Membership is based on a semester-by-semester audition, which will include prepared etudes, scales, counting, and sight-reading. Aside from playing ability, directors will consider attitude, participation, and instrumentation needs when determining a student’s ensemble placement. This group is composed of students in grade 9.

          Symphonic Band I prepares students for high school literature and has many concerts throughout the year. Members of this ensemble are required to attend weekly sectionals outside of school time and are required to participate in the TMEA All-Region process. Students in this ensemble are encouraged to participate in the private lesson program. For many students, Symphonic Band I serves as preparation for Wind Ensemble or Honor Band.

NGC Symphonic II

          This ensemble is the second performing concert group at the 9th grade center. Membership is based on a semester-by-semester audition, which will include prepared etudes, scales, counting, and sight-reading. Aside from playing ability, directors will consider attitude, participation, and instrumentation needs when determining a student’s ensemble placement. This group will be composed of students in grade 9.

          The Concert Band prepares and performs high school level literature and has a handful of concerts throughout the year. Members of this ensemble have minimal sectionals outside of school time. Students in this ensemble are encouraged to particpate in the TMEA All-Region process as well as in the private lesson program. For many students, Symphonic II serves as preparation for the upper-level ensembles.

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