CHERRY HILL WEST INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Mr. Jim Mark - Director 856-663-8006 x1340
The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band are the two curricular bands at West. Each meets one period per day and is a full credited course. Wind and Percussion instruments make up these organizations. The group does not include piano, string or electronic instruments.
To become a member of this class the student must complete a successful audition, which takes place in early February each year for the next school year. The audition consists of a few SCALES, a PREPARED PIECE selected by the director, and a short SIGHT-READING excerpt. The group is primarily for 10-12 grade students but exceptional(All-South Jersey, etc.) incoming 9th grade students may audition based on a recommendation by their middle school director. The ensemble explores the best of the wind band repertoire. Along with the four school concerts the ensemble performs in other festivals and competitions throughout the year. The group also combines with the Orchestra at least once a year to explore a different variety of musical expression.
None this year due to Combined
THURSDAY DECEMBER 15 7:00 PM
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY MAY 31 7:00 PM
CONGRATS ON A PHENOMENAL SHOWING AT MUSIC IN THE PARKS - SIX FLAGS AMERICA!
Superior Rating(score of 98 - highest ever from a West Wind Ensemble), First Place in division, and Best Overall Concert Band.
GRADUATION 6/15 4PM @ TEMPLE
ARRIVE AT WEST AT 12:30 FOR PIZZA. BUS LEAVES AT 1PM AND WILL ALSO BRING YOU BACK. SHOULD RETURN BETWEEN 7 AND 7:30. USUAL CONCERT ATTIRE.