Lawrence Community Wind Ensemble (Grades 10-12, auditioned)
The Lawrence Community Wind Ensemble is open by audition to advanced woodwind, brass, and percussion players in grades 10-12 who love playing and exploring challenging band literature. The ensemble provides an environment for students to experience masterpieces of wind literature and to work toward a goal beyond the accepted norm. Wind Ensemble rehearses weekly and performs two joint concerts with the Lawrence Community Symphonic Band in November and March of each year.
Involvement in the program is invaluable for students who desire to continue their musical journey into college and allows them to stand out as passionate musicians and dedicated members of an honors ensemble. The Lawrence Community Wind Ensemble also offers students an array of non-musical benefits and life skills, including the development of accountability, patience, confidence, community, and artistry.
Students registered for Community Music School ensembles are also expected to participate in a curricular (during the school day, for credit) performing musical ensemble when available; Wind Ensemble should not substitute for curricular music programs.
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Audition requests are open for the spring semester; click the button below for more information and signup. While we typically only enroll students in the fall, we recognize that this has been a year of constant change for everyone as we all slowly return to in-person activities. We’re excited to offer local middle and high school musicians the opportunity to join (or rejoin!) our musical community mid-year. There is no cost to audition for Wind Ensemble.
Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need.