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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 2018 Wind Ensemble (Chair)

Flute

  • Haylee Mencarelli
  • Hannah Jun
  • Lily Ross
  • Christina Baikalov
  • Matthew Xu
  • Mikayla Quintana

Oboe

  • Sophia Brent
  • Keilani Adams
  • Ashwin Soitkar

Clarinet

  • Bryan Xiao
  • Edwin Liu
  • Songhee Lee
  • Leo Roberts
  • Lauren Stern
  • Victor Bai
  • Sarah Martin
  • Samantha Noh
  • Max Li

Bass Clarinet

  • Anthony Haas
  • Bennett Madvin
  • Riley Hall

Bassoon

  • Chloe Brill
  • Yael Bright
  • Henry Van Zuyle

Alto Saxophone

  • Minsoo Kim
  • Jerry Shi
  • Vincent To
  • Ethan Abes

Tenor Saxophone

  • Mak Yorihiro
  • Rudy Zhang

Baritone Saxophone

  • Alex Castro
  • Alan Gallardo

French Horn

  • Elliot Kim
  • Bianca Nurnberger
  • Chloe Schmidt
  • Abigail Cohen

Trumpet

  • Emmalyn Norman
  • Kaitlyn Crowley
  • Cassidy Murray
  • Aidan Vass
  • Audrey Gehart

Trombone

  • Alex Prust
  • Evelyn Hu
  • Conner Chen
  • Greg Levesque
  • Jack Gelman

Euphonium

  • Maya Singh

Tuba

  • Addie Craig
  • Matthew Sleep
  • Dylan Jarvis

Percussion

  • Katie Reul
  • Tristan Carta
  • Chase Karbon
  • Ashwin Araza
  • Ben Drabeck