Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble
The Wind Ensemble performs the most advanced wind band literature and performs at various contests and festivals throughout the winter and spring. Students who participate in the Wind Ensemble must love music and be devoted to practicing. The Wind Ensemble has extra sectional/full ensemble rehearsals throughout the course of the year. Wind Ensemble positions are auditioned in the spring of each year.

740B8812 8x10 SHS Wind

Use this link to access this year’s All State Audition Music – https://www.oregonmusic.org/band-auditions.html

Sherwood High School Band Proficiencies

Sherwood High School Band Proficiencies are playing tests graded using the proficiency playing test rubrics. Each band has been assigned a developmentally appropriate & achievable sequence. Each proficiency is to be turned in electronically via email to Mr. Stai by 7am on the designated due date.

Email Proficiencies to: sherwoodbandtests@gmail.com
Subject Heading Must Include: Your Name, Proficiency Number (Example: Miles Davis, Proficiency #1)

Wind Ensemble Proficiencies List – Woodwinds, Brass Percussion

Proficiency Timeline

  1. October 2nd
  2. October 23rd
  3. November 13th
  4. December 11th
  5. January 16th
  6. February 5th
  7. March 5th – (Solo & Ensemble Recital Recording)
  8. April 9th
  9. April 23rd (Concert & Bowmen Bands Only)
  10. May 14th (Concert & Bowmen Bands Only)

Performance Dates 2017-2018 – Concert & Jazz Bands – updated 9.27.17

Wind Ensemble Sectional Plan – Start November 2017

  • One Section Rehearsal per week.
  • Inform Mr. Stai when & where the sectional will be happening.
  • Work 1-3 things
  • Work Pitch & Tuning
  • Extra Rehearsals (In place of Sectional) – Tuesdays (Fridays, Mondays, Thursdays)
  • Running a Sectional
    • Lead chair comes up with musical agenda & leads rehearsal.
    • Section members should give input to musical agenda prior to section rehearsal.
    • Respect all voices in section rehearsal.
    • Minimize talking & maximize playing.

Section Rehearsal Instrument Groupings

  • Flutes
  • Oboes
  • Clarinets
  • Low Reeds – Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax
  • Alto Saxophones
  • Horns
  • Trumpets
  • Trombones
  • Euphoniums
  • Tubas
  • Percussion

 

Recommended Listening:

A Glimpse of the Eternal – Aaron Perrine

Fugue in G Minor – J.S. Bach/arr.Kimura

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