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Symphonic Winds

Symphonic Winds

Conductor: Mr. David Schmuck

The Symphonic Winds is the second competitive concert band at Richardson High
School. Entrance is by audition only. The class is designed to develop strong
musical fundamentals and work ethic. Students will be asked to concentrate their
efforts on a variety of musical tasks. Tone production, articulation, breathing,
intonation, technical ability, ensemble skills, and sight-reading are all
elements students will be required to develop. The band will perform upper level
high school and early collegiate level band literature. Most of the fall semester curriculum is
focused on marching band music and All Region music preparation. The spring
semester centers on concert music. Students are required to attend sectionals
and one-on-one sessions outside of school throughout the year. Members are
required to audition for All-Region and perform at solo at the RISD Chamber
Music Festival. Members are expected to participate in private
lessons. Students are expected to be quite serious about improving their musical
skills and are therefore required to dedicate significant time to personal
practice. Students may be moved down to a lower concert band if they do not meet
the requirements of this ensemble. The Symphonic Winds perform at most band
department concerts and competes at concert band festivals, including UIL in the
Spring. Students in this ensemble are expected to participate in any associated
competitive travel, including the Spring Trip.

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CHARMS has music and documents that students will need. You may also see a calender for your students band events.