Welcome to Wind Symphony! Students in this band are either selected by Ms. Kossler or have auditioned and proven a certain level of competency on their twelve major scales, intonation concept, tone production, use of articulations, and ability to sight read.
This band performs literature consistent with many High Schools and the level of expectation for practice and performance is quite high. We perform and compete at festivals throughout Southern California. San Elijo’s Wind Symphony Band always receives the highest accolades whenever we perform.
Students are expected to purchase the Wind Symphony uniform (details below) and wear that uniform to every performance. Tuxedo Shirts are available at Friar Tux in either Escondido or Vista. Tell them you are with SEMS Band and receive a 50% discount!
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Wind Symphony Attire
- White Tuxedo Shirt (with wing tips)
- White Bow Tie
- Black Dress Pants (no jeans)
- Black Tall Socks (no anklets or footies)
- Black Dress Shoes (no athletic or skate style)
- Ladies may choose to wear a long black dress (below the knee). The dress must have sleeves or a sweater must be worn to cover shoulders and upper arms.
- Band T-Shirts are needed for any trips
Many of the festivals we attend are hosted by SCSBOA, the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association. After we perform at these festivals we often enjoy a fun activity as a reward such as visiting BOOMERS or KNOTTS BERRY FARM.
The students are expected to “pass off” their music to gain the privilege of attending any concert or festival. Wind Symphony students do not have Smartmusic, and are expected to practice and pass off their music live.
In Wind Symphony we also explore the world of Solo and Ensemble music where students not only increase their musical abilities and confidence level, but they really have fun and thrive while working on music that really becomes “their own”.