The Wind Ensemble is considered the "varsity" level concert band at Mead HS. Students entered into this ensemble through an audition process that takes place in April or May of each year.
Emphasis will be placed on performance of high quality concert band literature available and development of advanced ensemble and individual playing techniques. This is a performance-based class and the “team” concept is of utmost importance. As such, attendance is required for all events that involve Wind Ensemble students many of which, take place outside the school day. Students must be able to commit to this course for a complete school year and are subject to re-audition as needed.
For a complete listing of events, class requirements and grading policies, please refer to the Mead High School Band and Color Guard website at meadbands.org
Students will be required to adhere to a code of conduct.
This class will contain fees ( $100 to $200 plus ASB $50) and will include overnight travel to festivals and performances.
Special Event trip – There is a special event trip in February of 2021 to Disney World (Pending school board approval). The price range for a trip of this nature could be between $1200 to $1800. This special event trip is not a requirement of the class but rather an opportunity.