Instrumental Performance Groups

Junior Jazz Band – Junior Jazz Band is a year-long course of study that is open to sophomore, junior, and senior woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar, bass, and piano students who are selected by the jazz band director. It is an audition based class. Repertoire is chosen from standard jazz band literature. This ensemble participates in Winter and Spring Musicales.

Senior Jazz Band – Senior Jazz Band is a year-long course of study that is open to junior and senior woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar, bass, and piano students who are selected by the jazz band director. It is an audition based class. Advanced repertoire is chosen from standard jazz literature. Senior Jazz Band is featured in two major concerts annually.

 

Intermediate Band (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)– Intermediate Band is a year-long course of study that is open to freshman and sophomore woodwind, brass and percussion students. Repertoire is chosen from the standard literature according to level of ability. This ensemble participates in Winter and Spring Musicales.

Junior Band (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)– Junior Band is a year-long course of study that is open to sophomore, junior, and senior woodwind, brass and percussion students. Repertoire is chosen from the standard literature according to level of ability. This ensemble participates in Winter and Spring Musicales.

Senior Band (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)– Senior Band is a year-long course of study that is open to junior and senior woodwind, brass and percussion students who are selected by the music faculty. Advanced repertoire is chosen from the standard literature. Senior Band is featured in two major concerts annually.

Elementary Brass (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)– Elementary Brass is a year-long course of study that is open to freshman brass majors and to freshman piano and guitar majors who are studying brass as their secondary instrument. Technique, breathing and tone development are emphasized, including all major and minor scales and arpeggios, and selected etudes and solo pieces. This ensemble participates in Winter and Spring Musicales.

Percussion Ensemble (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)– Percussion Ensemble is a year-long course of study that is open to percussion majors of all grades. Technical development on all orchestral percussion instruments is emphasized, including timpani, snare drum, xylophone, cymbals, and all other auxiliary instruments. This ensemble participates in Winter and Spring Musicales.

Elementary Orchestra (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)– Elementary Orchestra is a year-long course of study that is open to freshman string players. This ensemble includes both string majors and piano and guitar majors on instruments who have chosen strings as their secondary instrument. Repertoire is chosen according to level of ability. This ensemble participates in Winter and Spring Musicales.

Intermediate Orchestra (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE– Intermediate Orchestra is a year-long course of study that is open to sophomore and junior string players who are selected by the music faculty. This string ensemble is made up of both string majors and piano and guitar majors who have chosen strings as their secondary instrument. Repertoire is chosen according to level of ability. This ensemble participates in Winter and Spring Musicales.

Junior Orchestra (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)– Junior Orchestra is a year-long course of study that is open to sophomore, junior, and senior strings, winds, brass, and percussion players who are selected by the music faculty. Intermediate to advanced repertoire is chosen from the standard orchestral literature. This ensemble participates in Winter and Spring Musicales.

Senior Orchestra (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)– Senior Orchestra is a year-long course of study that is open to junior and senior strings, winds, brass, and percussion players who are selected by the music faculty. The orchestra performs in four major concerts annually: a Concerto Concert featuring instrumental soloists; two traditional Semi-Annual Concerts, which are shared performances with the Senior Chorus, and the Commencement Ceremony held at Lincoln Center.

Musical Theatre Pit (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)– The Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra is a semester-long course of study that is open to sophomore, junior, and senior strings, winds, brass, and percussion players. This ensemble is strictly audition based. Auditions are held in the spring semester of the previous year. This ensemble performs in the annual All-School Musical.

Opera Pit (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)– The Opera Pit Orchestra is a year-long course of study that is open to sophomore, junior, and senior strings, winds, brass, and percussion players. Students in the ensemble are chosen by the music faculty. This ensemble performs in the Winter and Spring Musicals and the annual Opera in the spring.