Wind Ensemble

The Jefferson Wind Ensemble, directed by Mr. Barker, is the premier wind and percussion performance ensemble at Jefferson High School. Enrollment is limited to students selected by audition or promoted by the Director of Bands from successful completion of Beginning and/or Intermediate Concert Band. Students are required to take private lessons. Scholarship money for lessons will be available to students selected for this ensemble who have a financial need. Through the selection of appropriate advanced concert band literature, members will be exposed to advanced concepts such as: advanced technical skills, refinement in tone production, increased awareness of balance and blend, and increased demands to the performer due to the construction of the musical texturing. Students will be exposed to literature commensurate with the expectation of the most advanced musical techniques applicable to the high school setting. The musical literature will primarily be on the difficulty level found on the Group I Indiana State School Music Association music list. The Wind Ensemble presents several concerts and enters the ISSMA State Qualifications contest each spring.

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