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Concert Ensembles

Wind Ensemble

 

The Wind Ensemble is a very selective “top” level group of young musicians. Each member is expected to act as mature gentlemen and ladies. This group may travel and have after school rehearsals. In all possible cases, at least three weeks notification of any extra performance will be given. Students are required to attend all outside-of-class performances and rehearsals. If a scheduled event is missed without a valid excuse, a “0” will be given to the student as a test grade. (The director will merit if the excuse is valid.)

 

For concerts, a uniform will be chosen by the director and will be the student’s responsibility to purchase or acquire. Normally, this ensemble will perform in dress “black and white”. This means black slacks, white shirt, plain black tie, black shoes and black socks for gentleman and then either an appropriate length black dress or black pants and white top for ladies.

 

 

Wind Ensemble - MPA 2018

On March 19th, the WLHS Wind Ensemble traveled to North Lincoln High School for their annual Music Performance Adjudication event. This event rates our band program in accordance with State Standards. In short, it is our biggest exam (EOC) that ranks us in the state. 

 

The event requires students to play 3 separate prepared pieces differing in style and based on specific grade levels as well as play through a sight reading session where students must achieve marks based on a timed performance on the spot (no prior preparation). Out of 6 potential levels, our group performed in Grade IV/V split. 

After their performance the West Lincoln Wind Ensemble earned the highest rating of SUPERIOR - scoring straight 1's from all judges!! This makes the second straight year of this incredible performance!

 

 

Listen to the Performance Below!

Wind Ensemble - MPA 2017

On March 29th, the WLHS Wind Ensemble traveled to Hickory Ridge High School for their annual Music Performance Adjudication event. This event rates our band program in accordance with State Standards. In short, it is our biggest exam (EOC) that ranks us in the state. 

 

The event requires students to play 3 separate prepared pieces differing in style and based on specific grade levels as well as play through a sight reading session where students must achieve marks based on a timed performance on the spot (no prior preparation). Out of 6 potential levels, our group will be going in Grade IV (Grade VI being collegiate level literature).

After their performance the West Lincoln Wind Ensemble earned the highest rating of SUPERIOR - scoring straight 1's from all judges!!  Two of the On Stage Judges rated our group with Straight A's in every category. This is truly a milestone performance for the West Lincoln Wind Ensemble!

 

Anyone interested in seeing this performance can come to the Showcase of Bands in the WLHS New Gym on April 11th at 6:30 pm. Congratulations to the West Lincoln Wind Ensemble!"

 

Coast Guards March - Karl King / James Swearingen
00:00 / 00:00
West Highlands Sojourn - Robert Sheldon
00:00 / 00:00
River of Life - Steven Reineke
00:00 / 00:00

Renowned Composer Sends Best Wishes

On Saturday, April 18th (2015) Dr. Frank Ticheli was brought on the campus of Appalachian State University as a guest composer for the Contemporary Music Festival. Sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha, students and local directors had the opportunity to meet and talk to the renowned composer. The West Lincoln Wind Ensemble is curently working on a piece by Frank Ticheli entitled, "Cajun Folk Songs".  On Saturday, after a workshop, Dr. Ticheli personally signed the director's score and gave his best wishes to the West Lincoln Ensemble. 

 

Frank Ticheli's music has been described as being "optimistic and thoughtful" (Los Angeles Times), "lean and muscular" (New York Times), "brilliantly effective" (Miami Herald) and "powerful, deeply felt crafted with impressive flair and an ear for striking instrumental colors" (South Florida Sun-Sentinel).  Ticheli (b. 1958) joined the faculty of the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music in 1991, where he is Professor of Composition.  From 1991 to 1998, Ticheli was Composer in Residence of the Pacific Symphony.

 

Ticheli is well known for his works for concert band, many of which have become standards in the repertoire. In addition to composing, he has appeared as guest conductor of his music at Carnegie Hall, at many American universities and music festivals, and in cities throughout the world, including Schladming (Austria), Beijing and Shanghai, London and Manchester, Singapore, Rome, Sydney, and numerous cities in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

(April 20th, 2015)