About NCHS Bands

 

The Normal Community High School Band program challenges students in the areas of musicianship and personal growth. Student musicianship is encouraged and challenged through continued development of technical skills and aesthetic values that will lead to a lifetime of music performance and appreciation. Personal growth is encouraged and challenged through the development of the personal and interpersonal skills necessary to produce a successful cooperative group effort. Personal growth is further enhanced by the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends as the bands perform at various venues around the Midwest. Students have fun making music and learning to rely on each other.

 

Concert Dates:

Thursday, November 3rd: NCHS Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony

Monday, November 14th: NCHS Symphonic Winds/Band, and Concert Winds

Tuesday, December 6th: NCHS All Bands Concert

Thursday, February 16th: NCHS Showcase Concert: Wind Ensemble

Thursday, February 23rd: NCHS All Bands Concert

Tuesday, March 28th: NCHS Wind Ensemble Concert at

                                   Chicago Symphony Center

**Tuesday, May 9th: NCHS All Bands Concert

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Concert Ensembles
Wind Ensemble

 

Students who are placed in the Wind Ensemble display an advanced level of musical maturity. Their rhythmic and technical skills are at an advanced level and their musicianship is very impressive. These skills will continue to be developed daily through the use of worksheets and written quizzes covering concepts discussed in class, and performance quizzes directly related to the music rehearsed in class.  The Wind Ensemble travels on a semi-regular basis to perform in fantastic venues across the country.

 

Wind Symphony

Students who are placed in Wind Symphony display an intermediate level of musical maturity. Their rhythmic and technical skills and musicianship are well developed and are more homogenized from student to student. These skills will be developed further through daily rehearsal, the use of worksheets and written quizzes covering concepts discussed in class, and performance quizzes directly related to the music rehearsed in class.

 

Symphonic Winds (Brass Class)

 

Students placed in Symphonic Winds display a moderate level of musical maturity. Their rhythmic and technical skills need continued development along with their skills in musicianship. These skills are further developed through daily rehearsal, the use of worksheets and quizzes covering concepts discussed in class, and performance quizzes directly related to the music rehearsed in class. This ensemble will perform in conjunction with Symphonic Band and Concert Winds at concerts.

Symphonic Band (Percussion Class)

Students placed in Symphonic Band display a moderate level of musical maturity. Their rhythmic and technical skills need continued development along with their skills in musicianship. These skills are further developed through daily rehearsal, the use of worksheets and quizzes covering concepts discussed in class, and performance quizzes directly related to the music rehearsed in class. This ensemble will perform in conjunction with Symphonic Winds and Concert Winds at concerts.

 

Concert Winds (Woodwind Class)

 

Students placed in Symphonic Winds display a moderate level of musical maturity. Their rhythmic and technical skills need continued development along with their skills in musicianship. These skills are further developed through daily rehearsal, the use of worksheets and quizzes covering concepts discussed in class, and performance quizzes directly related to the music rehearsed in class. This ensemble will perform in conjunction with Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds at concerts.