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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 (Chair)

Flute

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

Oboe

  • Sophia Brent
  • Keilani Adams

Clarinet

  • Edwin Liu
  • Victor Bai
  • Franklin Chian
  • Bryan Xiao
  • Ashley Chang
  • Katey Ross
  • Samantha Noh
  • Kate Faulkner

Bass Clarinet

  • Leo Roberts
  • Ethan Gillis

Bassoon

  • Chloe Brill
  • Henry Van Zuyle

Alto Saxophone

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

Tenor Saxophone

  • Rudy Zhang
  • Mak Yorihiro

Baritone Saxophone

  • Thomas Fry
  • Alan Gallardo

French Horn

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

Trumpet

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

Trombone

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

Euphonium

  • Josh Taylor
  • Maya Singh

Tuba

  • Griffin Goldberg
  • Dylan Jarvis

Percussion

  • Katie Reul
  • Annie Wong
  • Joseph Litwin
  • Chase Karbon
  • Tristan Carta
  • Kyle Kinney
  • Matt Brucell