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Wind Ensemble (H)

Period 4

This is our top auditioned wind group. The most advanced players are selected for this ensemble from auditions held in late May. This ensemble rehearses and performance class “A” and “AA” wind band literature. This ensemble meets once a day during the school year. The Wind Ensemble performs at the fall, winter, and spring concerts, the all-district band concert and SCSBOA festivals. Private lessons are strongly encouraged.

 

Fun Fact:
10 students in this ensemble were 2016 Valedictorians with a 4.65 Index GPA or higher!

 

Guest Conductors:
John Carnahan - CSULB
Johan De Meij - Composer
Jim Benkert - WHS Head Varsity Football

 

Guest Clinicians:
Dr. Frank Ticheli - USC
Dr. Mallory Thompson - Northwestern
Gordon Goodwin - Composer/Big Band Leader
Dr. Larry Stoffel - CSUN
Dr. Thomas Lee - UCLA
Dr. Andy Collinsworth - Sanoma State
Sean O'Loughlin - Composer
Patrick Burns - Montclair State University
Stephen Piazza - LA Winds
Dr. Gary Gilroy - Fresno State
Tom Cole - Rancho Bernardo High School (Ret)
Michael Doty - Gold Coast Wind Ensemble
Clinton H. Dawley - Gold Coast Wind Ensemble

 

Guest Artists:
Sam Pilafian - Tuba - ASU
Blair Bollinger - Bass Trombone - Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra

 

Performances of Note:
California Band Director's Association All-State Convention - 2005
Walt Disney Concert Hall - 2008
Carnegie Hall - 2008
California Band Director's Association All-State Convention - 2009

 

Commissions:
Quatre Fantasie - Scott Director
Seize the Day - Patrick Burns

 

Fall 2017 Wind Ensemble (Alpha)

Flute

  • Jasmine Arenivar
  • Hannah Jun
  • Audrey Kao
  • Haylee Mencarelli
  • Kylee Murray
  • Lily Ross
  • Jane Zhang

Oboe

  • Keilani Adams
  • Sophia Brent

Clarinet

  • Victor Bai
  • Ashley Chang
  • Franklin Chian
  • Edwin Liu
  • Samantha Noh
  • Katelyn Ross
  • Bryan Xiao

Bass Clarinet

  • Ethan Gillis
  • Leo Roberts

Bassoon

  • Chloe Brill
  • Henry Van Zuyle

Alto Saxophone

  • Minsoo Kim
  • Jerry Shi
  • Vincent To
  • William Zhang

Tenor Saxophone

  • Mak Yorihiro
  • Rudy Zhang

Baritone Saxophone

  • Thomas Fry
  • Alan Gallardo

French Horn

  • Ryan Chu
  • Abigail Cohen
  • Elliot Kim
  • Cameron Neill
  • Bianca Nurnberger

Trumpet

  • Kaitlyn Crowley
  • Emmalyn Norman
  • Aidan Vass
  • Eric Wang

Trombone

  • Conner Chen
  • Josh Chess
  • Jenna Farfan
  • Jack Gelman
  • Evelyn Hu
  • Josh Taylor

Euphonium

  • Cassidy Murray
  • Maya Singh

Tuba

  • Griffin Goldberg
  • Dylan Jarvis

Percussion

  • Tristan Carta
  • Tony Drabeck
  • Chase Karbon
  • Kyle Kinney
  • Joseph Litwin
  • Katie Reul
  • Annie Wong