Concert Ensembles

The Honors Wind Ensemble at NASH is a full credit class with honors weight and is designed for the most serious and advanced brass, woodwind, and percussion students in grades 11 and 12. Placement into this ensemble is only by audition and director recommendation. This ensemble will rehearse, study, and perform the most advanced music written for the modern band as well as orchestral transcriptions. Students are expected to have a highly developed sense of tone, intonation, rhythm, harmony, and articulation. In addition to the band repertoire, advanced theoretical and technical concepts appropriate to individual instruments will also be addressed. Students should be aware that participation in school concerts as well as outside of school performances are all required; including all trips and adjudications. There may also be required after school rehearsals. Musicians wishing to participate in AV, PMEA, or MENC honors festivals, Marching Band, and/or chamber ensembles including Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble must be enrolled in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Concert Band. 

The Symphonic Band at NASH is a full credit class and is designed for the advancing 11th and 12th grade band student. This ensemble will rehearse, study, and perform moderate to advanced music written for the modern band as well as orchestral transcriptions. Students are expected to have an above average sense of tone, intonation, rhythm, harmony, and articulation. In addition to the band repertoire, theoretical and technical concepts appropriate to individual instruments will also be addressed. Students should be aware that participation in school concerts as well as outside of school performances are all required. There may also be required after school rehearsals. Musicians wishing to participate in AV, PMEA, or MENC honors festivals, Marching Band, and/or chamber ensembles including Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble must be enrolled in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Concert Band.

The Concert Band at NASH is a full credit class and is designed for the 11th and 12th grade band student. This ensemble is the largest band within the Senior High School concert program and is divided into 2 sections in order to help facilitate scheduling and so that more individual attention can be given to each member. Concert Band I and II will always perform as one band for all performances. This ensemble will rehearse, study, and perform a variety of music written for the modern band as well as orchestral transcriptions. Students are expected to have a sense of tone, intonation, rhythm, harmony, and articulation. In addition to the band repertoire, theoretical and technical concepts appropriate to individual instruments will also be addressed. Students should be aware that participation in school concerts as well as outside of school performances are all required. There may also be required after school rehearsals. Musicians wishing to participate in AV, PMEA, or MENC honors festivals, Marching Band, and/or chamber ensembles including Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble must be enrolled in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Concert Band.

The Wind Ensemble at NAI is a full credit class and is designed for the most serious and advanced brass, woodwind, and percussion students in grades 9 and 10. Placement into this ensemble is only by audition and director recommendation. This ensemble will rehearse, study, and perform the most advanced music written for the modern band as well as orchestral transcriptions. Students are expected to have a highly developed sense of tone, intonation, rhythm, harmony, and articulation. In addition to the band repertoire, advanced theoretical and technical concepts appropriate to individual instruments will also be addressed. Students should be aware that participation in school concerts as well as outside of school performances are all required; including all trips and adjudications. There may also be required after school rehearsals. Musicians wishing to participate in AV, PMEA, or MENC honors festivals, Marching Band, and/or chamber ensembles including Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble must be enrolled in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Concert Band. 

The 10th Grade Symphonic Band at NAI is a full credit class and is designed for the 10th grade band student. This ensemble will rehearse, study, and perform moderate to advanced music written for the modern band as well as orchestral transcriptions. Students are expected to have an above average sense of tone, intonation, rhythm, harmony, and articulation. In addition to the band repertoire, theoretical and technical concepts appropriate to individual instruments will also be addressed. Students should be aware that participation in school concerts as well as outside of school performances are all required. There may also be required after school rehearsals. Musicians wishing to participate in AV, PMEA, or MENC honors festivals, Marching Band, and/or chamber ensembles including Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble must be enrolled in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Concert Band. 

The 9th Grade Concert Band at NAI is a full credit class and is designed for the 9th grade band student. This ensemble will rehearse, study, and perform a variety of music written for the modern band as well as orchestral transcriptions. Students are expected to have a sense of tone, intonation, rhythm, harmony, and articulation. In addition to the band repertoire, theoretical and technical concepts appropriate to individual instruments will also be addressed. Students should be aware that participation in school concerts as well as outside of school performances are all required. There may also be required after school rehearsals. Musicians wishing to participate in AV, PMEA, or MENC honors festivals, Marching Band, and/or chamber ensembles including Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble must be enrolled in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Concert Band.