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Wind Ensemble

The Union H.S.Wind Ensemble is the premiere perfoming ensemble of the Union Bands program. The Ensemble has earned consecutive OSSAA Sweepstakes status and has appeared at the OkMEA Winter Convention as an Honor peforming group. 

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Instructor
Mr. Pisarra

Class Time and Location
Daily: Mon-Th 9:25-10:25a, Fri 9:45-10:40a
Union H.S. Band Room #2 / Room 1616
Sectional reharsals as scheduled

Required Materials 
-Method Book: 'Foundations for Superior Performance' (instrument-specific)
-Concert Music and Folio: black, leather-bound (district-provided). Orignal print music is the responsibilty of each student.
-Digital Tuner with Contact Microphone (brass and woodwinds students)
-Pencil 

Expectations
All Union H.S. Wind Ensemble students are expected to prepare for all rehearsals and performance with the highest degree of attention to detail and musicianship.  

Before-school sectional rehearsals are scheduled at the discretion of the director, predominantly during the spring semester and rarel more than once weekly for a maximum of one hour.  

All students are expected to audition for the NBDA All-District Honor Band. 

Performances
Fall Season
All students, regardless of participation in the competitive marching band, perform in a spirit role in Union H.S. Varsity Football home games. 
Concerts
Fall Concert: Thurs. Nov. 30, 2017, 7pm, UPAC
Winter Concert: Thurs. Feb. 22, 2018, 7pm, UPAC 
State Contest: April 2018. Date, Time, & location TBA (Itinerary) 
Spring Concert: Mon. May 14, 2018, 7pm, UPAC 
All Union Bands concerts info here
All performances are mandatory and assessed for a grade.

Performance Attire
info here

Grading
35% Daily Participation
35% Performances
20% Tests
10% Final Exam

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