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.
2018-19 PERFORMANCE DATES
None due to Combined Winter Concert
COMBINED WINTER CONCERT
THURSDAY DECEMBER 13, 2018 7:00 PM
with Vocal Department
THURSDAY and FRIDAY 2/28 AND 3/1, 2019 7PM
WEDNESDAY MAY 29, 2019