The Wind Ensemble is based upon a strict number of students with specific instrumentation and focuses on advanced literature of the typical band repertoire as well as contemporary works and other significant literature. This ensemble performs at Georgia Music Educators (GMEA) Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE). We encourage private lesson study to be accepted into this prestigious ensemble. Wind Ensemble students are required to audition for the GMEA All-State Band.
The Symphonic Band is based upon an audition and is for intermediate level students. This ensemble, be it large or small is essentially a stepping stone to the Wind Ensemble. We encourage private lesson study to aid development to audition into the Wind Ensemble. The Symphonic Band performs at LGPE. Symphonic Band students are encouraged to audition for the GMEA All-State Band.
The Percussion Ensemble course is designed for all percussion members wishing to perform with any of the concert bands as well as its own stand alone ensemble. The course is designed to step students through fundamentals to performance based opportunities. The Percussion Ensemble students perform with the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.
Each concert ensemble performs 3-5 times per year. The Wind Ensemble will record frequently to provide submissions for honor band performances such as UGA's JanFest, the GMEA In-Service Conference, or the Music for All National and Regional Concert Festivals in hopes of being selected.
All concert ensemble students are strongly encouraged to participate in GMEA's Solo & Ensemble during the Spring semester. https://www.gmea.org/regional-showcase