Sand Creek High School Bands

WIND ENSEMBLE

The Wind Ensemble is the premier performing ensemble in the SCHS Band Program.  This ensemble plays quality literature and hold the highest standards of performance.  The ensemble participates annually in the Colorado Bandmaster’s Association concert band festival. The SCHS Wind Ensemble consistently earns Superior (I) Ratings at festivals in both performance and sight reading.  

Band members are expected and encouraged to participate in chamber music and/or perform solos in addition to ensemble performances.  Opportunities to perform in standard instrumental chamber ensembles such as brass and woodwind quintets, and percussion ensembles will be provided to all students.  

Also, auditioning and volunteering for Honor Bands is highly encouraged.  Students will receive multiple opportunities to audition for one of these ensembles each school year.    

Taking private lessons is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for all members of the Wind Ensemble.  Click here for teacher recommendations.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

SYMPHONIC BAND

The SCHS Symphonic Band is is open to students 9-12 by audition or teacher recommendation.  The ensemble curriculum focuses on fundamentals of playing and correcting deficiencies in fundamental technique.  Students will gain playing experience by performing quality band literature with an emphasis in instrumental technique and musicianship skills.  Students who successfully complete this course with a “B” or higher are welcome to audition for the Scorpion Marching Band and SCHS Wind Ensemble.  The ensemble will participate in the C.H.S.A.A. Large Group Festival each year where the ensemble will be rated on musicality and technical accuracy.  

Band members are expected and encouraged to participate in chamber music and/or perform solos in addition to ensemble performances.  Opportunities to perform in standard instrumental chamber ensembles such as brass and woodwind quintets and percussion ensembles will be provided to all students.

Also, auditioning and volunteering for Honor Bands is highly encouraged.  Students will receive multiple opportunities to audition for one of these ensembles each school year.

Taking private lessons is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for all members of the Concert Band.  Click here for teacher recommendations.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

CLICK HERE for 2019-2020 Band Audition Information

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