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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the Band Department’s premier concert organization and is composed of the finest wind and percussion musicians at Alma High School. Membership is by individual audition in the Fall Semester and is based, primarily, upon the Region Honor Band audition music. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs significant wind band literature, featuring original works, chamber, orchestral and keyboard transcriptions.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble meets during the Spring Semester. The ensemble performs at the Christmas Concert, Pre-Region Contest Concert, Region Concert Contest and the Spring Concert. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble travels at least once a year to perform in various venues across the United States. The group is conducted by the Director of Bands, David Townsend.