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Wind Ensemble

Intermediate-Level Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion:  Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion
Christopher Moseley, conductor
Director of Bands/Orchestra at Varina High School in Henrico, VA

Rehearsals:  Tuesdays, 4:45 – 6:30pm
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The Wind Ensemble is designed to attract motivated middle school and high school students who are eager to challenge themselves and are comfortable playing music at the level of the VBODA district band audition requirements. Wind Ensemble is a first access point into RSO’s Youth Orchestra Program for many wind, brass and percussion players. Enrollment in each instrument is limited to ensure that student musicians get sufficient attention from the conductor and sectional coaches.  In this ensemble, students focus on developing solid rehearsal habits, tone quality, range and confidence.

Interested in joining Wind Ensemble?  Complete the inquiry form.

Entrance Requirements

The Wind Ensemble is designed to attract motivated middle school and early high school students who are eager to challenge themselves and are comfortable with the VBODA district band audition requirements. There is no audition process, but successful participants will meet or exceed the level of proficiency outlined below.

Scale Requirements
All Instruments: Major Scales up to 3 Sharps and Flats: C, F, B-flat, E-flat, G, D, A, and Chromatic Scale, minimum 1 octave, tempo: quarter note = 96

Notation knowledge
Sixteenth, eighth, quarter, half & whole notes, dotted rhythms
Time signatures: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 & 6/8 time

 

Registration Fee:

Tuition: $375.38

Activity Fee: $25

Concert Package: $95

The Activity Fee covers the cost of musician’s YOP T-Shirt and end-of-year Pizza Party. The Concert package ensures that all YOP concerts are free for friends and family to attend!