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Bands

Concert Band
Concert Band is an ensemble designed to focus on the developing musician. Students will get a good overview of music theory and develop the technical skills needed to advance into Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble.
Concert Band performs Class B and C literature and participates in three concerts and one festival during the school year.

Symphonic Band

Concert in the Park 2012

Symphonic Band is an audition only performance ensemble that consists of intermediate to advanced level musicians.  Students will continue to work towards an advanced level of music theory as well as the technical skills that are needed  to play more advanced literature. 
Symphonic Band performs Class A & B literature and participates in three concerts and one festival during the school year.

Wind Ensemble 
Wind Ensemble is an audition only performance ensemble that focuses on the advanced musician. Students will study advanced music theory and ear training as well as fine tune the technical skills that are needed to perform advanced literature.  
Wind Ensemble performs Class AA, A and B literature and participates in three concerts and one festival during the school year.

Orchestras



Concert Orchestra
Concert Orchestra is an ensemble designed to focus on the developing musician. Students will get a good overview of music theory and develop the technical skills needed to advance into Symphonic or Philharmonic Orchestra. Concert Orchestra performs Class B and C literature and participates in three concerts and one festival during the school year.

Symphonic Orchestra
Symphonic Orchestra is an audition only string performance ensemble that focuses on the developing musician. Students will get a good overview of music theory and develop the technical skills needed to advance into the Philharmonic Orchestra. Symphonic Orchestra performs Class A and B literature and participates in three concerts, Disneyland and one festival during the school year.

Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonic Orchestra is an audition only string performance ensemble that focuses on the advanced musician. Students will study advanced music theory and ear training as well as fine tune the technical skills that are needed to perform advanced literature. Philharmonic Orchestra performs Class AA, A and B literature and participates in three concerts, Disneyland and one festival during the school year.



Percussion

Pit Practice Band Camp 2012-13
WHS Percussion Ensemble I is currently the State and World Champions in the Concert Percussion Division.  Students will not only get an overview of music theory, but learn the proper techniques used in playing all percussion instruments.  

Percussion I is the advanced ensemble that participates in 5-6 ensemble competitions and 2 festivals in the spring. Percussion II participates in 2 festivals in the spring. Students must audition in order to participate in Percussion Ensemble I & II and must also participate in another performance ensemble.

Jazz


Jazz Ensemble is an audition only performance ensemble that focuses on teaching basic to advanced jazz theory and style.  This course is only offered in the spring and students must participate in the Entertainment Corps in the fall in order to audition.  Both Jazz Ensembles perform at many school, community events, and jazz festivals throughout the spring semester.  Students participating in Jazz Ensemble must also participate in another performance ensemble.

Guard & Dance

Colorguard
Color Guard Spring Show 2012

Colorguard is an audition only performance ensemble that performs with the Entertainment Corps in the fall and at indoor competitions in the spring. Auditions are held in the spring of the preceding year. 


Dance Team is an audition only performance ensemble that performs with the Entertainment Corps in the fall and at indoor dance competitions at high schools throughout Orange County in the spring (although the All Male team only participates in the spring).  The Dance Team hosts its own Dance Celebration, Dance Day and Dance Productions at Woodbridge High School.  Auditions are held in the spring of the preceding year.