Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

New Hampshire Wind Ensemble for Advanced Level Players of all Ages

The New Hampshire Wind Ensemble is a Community Concert band that brings together musicians from a wide range of ages. Members must have a desire to hone their skills while performing diverse, engaging music.

Wind Ensemble is designed to:

  • Make a positive contribution to the musical environment of the community
  • Provide a playing opportunity for student musicians to play challenging music with other advanced performers
  • Provide an opportunity for adult musicians to continue their love of performing engaging concert band literature in a community setting
  • Offer music educators an opportunity to utilize their performing skills in a large ensemble

This ensemble is for the serious band performer. You must come prepared to work and be committed to weekly rehearsals.

  • All Ages Welcome– Audition Required (see below)
  • Rehearsal Time: Tuesday 5:45-7:15pm
  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
  • Number of weeks: Full Year
  • Tuition: $200 (Also includes Summer Band participation for 2020)
    • Public school teachers can join for free!
  • Audition Dates: Open Rehearsals September 10th and 17th
    • Rehearsal will determine acceptance into the ensemble
    • Open rehearsal seating auditions (once accepted) are TBA

Audition Requirements

  1. Major scales (two octaves): C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab
  2. Melodic minor scales (two octaves): a, d, g, c, f
  3. Prepared etude: All State audition pieces, or an appropriate piece of your choosing that demonstrates your musicianship.
  4. Sight reading: provided excerpts from the Fall literature for the ensemble.

Director: Dawn Beland
Ages: Teen through Adult
Class Time: 5:45-7:15pm
Day of week: Tuesdays
Start Date: Sept. 10
Tuition: $200