Band Director: Mr. Matthew Edwards | mfedwards@wcpss.net | 919-557-2511 x 23852

Wind Ensemble Virtual Solo Recitals

Weds, April 21 - 6:30 - 7:45 PM

Thurs., April 22 - 6:30 - 7:45 PM


Students will perform solos with piano accompaniment, duets and pre-recorded "self-duets" and "self-quarters" representing a variety of composers, musical styles and cultures. Our Symphonic Band presented a similar Solo Recital a few weeks ago with great success. Now it's the Wind Ensemble's turn! Please join us to celebrate our students as they share their music-making in a safe and socially-distanced virtual setting.

The Solo Recital will be presented live via Google Meet. For security purposes, we will not post the links on the FVHS band website/Facebook. Mr. Edwards will send the Meet links to parents via TalkingPoints and Remind. Band members have can access the links in Google Classroom and share them with friends and family. Contact Mr. Edwards by email if you are not able to access the Meet links through any of those channels and he will be glad to share the Meet links with you directly.

We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday and Thursday evening to hear wonderful music-making by our skilled and talented Wind Ensemble students!


SYMPHONIC BAND

  • The Symphonic Band is a concert ensemble comprised of more than 60 band students in grades 9-12.

  • The instrumentation and curriculum is intended for developing student musicians and focuses on the development of fundamental musical vocabulary and instrumental technique, expressive performance and mature rehearsal habits through performance of grade III-IV concert literature.

  • Previous enrollment in a school band class or an audition for the director is required to be a member of the ensemble.

  • The ensemble performs 6 concerts annually, including a performance at the NC Bandmasters' Music Performance Adjudication in late March and a concert focused on student chamber groups.

  • Over the past decade, The Symphonic Band has performed in and attended cultural tours to Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Orlando.


WIND ENSEMBLE

  • The Wind Ensemble is Fuquay Varina High School's premier concert band and is comprised of about 45 of the most advanced band students in grades 9-12.

  • Instrumentation is limited to a traditional "wind ensemble" format with one or limited numbers of players on each part.

  • The curriculum is intended for mature, advanced student musicians and focuses on the development of advanced musical vocabulary, instrumental technique and expressive musicianship through rehearsal and performance of grade V-VI concert literature.

  • An audition for the director is required to be a member of the ensemble.

  • The ensemble performs 6 concerts annually, including a performance at the NC Bandmasters' Music Performance Adjudication in late March and a concert focused on student chamber groups.

  • Members of the Wind Ensemble regularly earn seats in the Central District All-District Bands, North Carolina All-State Bands, UNCG Carolina Band Festival Honor Bands, Triangle Youth Brass Band and Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble.

  • Over the past decade, The Wind Ensemble has performed in and attended cultural tours to Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Orlando.