Concert Band (Course #1692)
The Concert Band is a combined band comprised of all the wind and percussion students in the Gahr Instrumental Music Program. All students in the Concert Band must posses basic playing proficiency. Students receive an overview of music theory and develop the technical skills needed to advance into Wind Ensemble. Concert Band typically performs Grades 2 and 3 literature and participates in several concerts and festivals during the school year.
Wind Ensemble (Course #1656)
The Wind Ensemble is an audition-only performing ensemble that focuses on the advanced musician. The group has a set instrumentation that sticks closely to one player per part. Auditions are held during summer Band Camp. Past membership in the ensemble does not guarantee a spot the following year. Students study advanced music theory, ear training, and fine tune technical skills needed to perform advanced literature. The Wind Ensemble performs Grades 3, 4, and 5 literature and participates in several concerts and festivals during the school year.
All students must enroll in the Marching Band (Course #1720) in order to participate in other ensembles at Gahr High School.