The Wind Ensemble (or, shall we call it Concert Band – we continue to field 40 plus players) continues in 2015-16 under the inspired and energetic direction of Kyle Tupper. He will be assisted by Michael Farley, fresh from a year long sabbatical. Works will be selected from all ends of the spectrum but may include an original suite from South Pacific by Dr. Farley.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 26 from 4:30-6 pm in Griffiths 135 (behind Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall).
Requirements for audition: prepared piece of your choosing that demonstrates your abilities on the instrument. Prepared piece should be about 1 minute in length. Please play something you are comfortable with and enjoy playing. Scale knowledge: please prepare your major scales Sight reading: there will be a short sight reading excerpt for all those auditioning. Regular rehearsals start Thursday 01/28/16
The concert will be Tuesday, April 19 at 8 pm in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall.
A word from Mr. Tupper:
It is my intent and hope to give all of those that play in the ensemble my very best effort. All I ask in return is that you give your best musically and push yourself to be the best musician you can be. If we both work towards this goal then the semester will no doubt be a wonderful, musical success.
For questions or further information, contact Kyle Tupper, director.