The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premiere Wind Band at OLM. Comprised of students with an interest and/or experience performing a wind and percussion instrument. We accept the following performers:
Woodwind: Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone
Brass: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Percussion and Electric Bass
We also accept two honors piano students for this ensemble. Piano Students must audition for these honors positions. Students are active percussionists when not playing piano.
This group rehearses during the school day. Students experience a variety of repertoire performing at 3-5 concerts a year.
Chamber Ensembles form for students with additional interests or advanced ability. These ensembles vary from size 2 – 16 and study Jazz, Rock and Classical Music. These groups rehearse after school one or two days a week. Ensembles may include:
Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone Choir
Woodwind Duos, Trios, Quartets or Quintets
Brass Duos, Trios, Quartets or Quintets
Jazz or Rock Combos
African Drum Ensemble
Music faculty coach the ensemble members, but students take on more leadership responsibilities, group interaction and self-discovery. If the ensemble demonstrates a level of progress they may be offered an Honor’s Recital Spot and an opportunity to tour or perform as OLM Music Ambassadors.