Concert Bands

Wind Ensemble: The Wind Ensemble is our first concert band at GHS and meets 7th period during the second semester. Membership in the group requires an audition for the directors.  The audition will be during class time in May.  The Wind Ensemble performs in concerts at GHS and outside of school at competitions, festivals and showcases.  Members are expected to devote outside time to mastering their instrument and music, as this ensemble performs at a highly advanced level.  Students may be required to attend sectionals outside of the normal school day.  Participants in Wind Ensemble also represent the band program in marching band, pep band, as well as the symphonic orchestra.

 

Symphonic Band: The Symphonic Band is our second concert band at GHS and meets 6th period during the second semester. Membership in the group requires an audition for the directors.  The audition will be during class time in May.  The Symphonic Band performs in concerts at GHS and outside of school at competitions, festivals and showcases.  This ensemble focuses on developing the fundamentals of quality musicianship, including tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills and understanding the role of a performer.  Members are expected to devote outside time to mastering their instrument and music, as this ensemble performs at a highly advanced level.  Students may be required to attend sectionals outside of the normal school day.  Participants in Symphonic Band also represent the band program in marching band, pep band, as well as the symphonic orchestra.

 

Concert Band: The Concert Band is our third concert band at GHS and meets 5th period during the second semester.  Membership of this group is primarily 9th graders, but the instrumentation will be balanced with the other bands.  The Concert Band performs in concerts at GHS and outside of school at competitions, festivals and showcases.  This ensemble focuses on developing the fundamentals of quality musicianship, including tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills and understanding the role of a performer.  Members are expected to devote outside time to mastering their instrument and music.  Students may be required to attend sectionals outside of the normal school day.  Participants in Concert Band also represent the band program in marching band, pep band, as well as the symphonic orchestra.