Wind Ensemble is a select group comprised of the most advanced wind players and percussionists at Grandview High School. Students who become members of the wind ensemble will have the opportunity to perform a number of great works from the wind band repertoire, including those of contemporary composers. As the emphasis of this course will be on difficult literature, it is expected that each student demonstrates a high level of commitment and personal responsibility. Students will be expected to practice on a regular basis. Students who excel often study privately with a qualified instructor. Several concerts will be scheduled throughout the year, and attendance at each performance is mandatory. Chamber music performance opportunities will also be made available to interested students and are strongly encouraged.