Edward Waters College
The Wind Ensemble is open to students who have at least one year of previous instruction in wind and/or percussion instruments. The Symphonic Band develops instrumental performance skills, music reading abilities, and interpretive capabilities of the class members within an advanced large (multiple players per part) concert band setting. It consists of modern band instrumentation and provides instruction in advanced instrumental skills such as instrumental technique, small ensemble performance, solo performance as well as an emphasis on fundamental concepts of rhythm, tone production, ensemble balance and blend, and overall ensemble sonority. The repertoire includes original concert band literature, transcriptions, and concert marches. The available literature covers a range of historical time periods from pre-Baroque to the present.