Wind Symphony

Scott Hillock, Director

Welcome to Wind Symphony! 

OSSAA 6A State Band Contest - Friday, April 12th
7:45-9:00 - early morning rehearsal on PAC stage. During 1st hour, students will sit as a group in the back of the PAC and listen to Bartlesville perform. Excpetional behavior is expected. Do not do anything to distract the band performing on stage or upset the judges that are in the PAC (they are your judges later that day). Concert attire may be kept in the small orchestra room (M102) during the day. 

Students will be excused from school 5thand 6thhours.  At that point, students should change into concert attire, get instruments out, and line up outside the large choir room. You must be VERY professional and quiet as you make your way through the music building, change into your concert attire, and get out your instruments. There will be bands standing out in the hallway, in the warm up area, and/or in the sight-reading room. You may NOT enter the Concert Band rehearsal room at any time during the day. It is being used for sight-reading.

Report to hallway by the choir room in the music building hallway by 2:20 PM. Do not line up outside the show choir room - that is too close to the sight-reading room. Stand in row order against the north wall so as not to cause congestion or waste time entering the room and getting seated. Do not be late. Again, you must be professional and quiet as you make your wait in the hallway of the music building. Have your mind focused on the task at hand so that we will perform at our best.

This contest is open to the public with out an admission charge. Parents, family members, and friends are welcome to come watch the performance.

3:00 Warm-Up (Symphonic Band Room)

3:30 Concert on PAC Stage

4:00 Sight Read (Concert Band Room)

4:30 Return to the music building hallway, put stuff away, have a nice weekend. Keep in mind that the judges will still be in the sight-reading room finishing your critique as you begin to put away your things. One last time, be very professional and quiet. 

Music for Contest Season.
National Emblem March by E.E. Bagley
Trauersinfonie by Richard Wagner
Morning Star by David Maslanka

Playing Test Schedule
A schedule of playing tests for the Wind Symphony will be developed after selection of music is finalized. Testing will be over selected measures of contest material. Testing dates and music to be played will be listed below:

Playing Test Schedule:
Wednesday, February 27th - Morning Star - Playing Test Material
Monday, March 11th - Morning Star - Playing Test Material
Wednesday, April 3rd - Toccata and Fugue in D minor - Playing Test Material
Monday, April 22nd - Taccata and Fugue in D minor - Playing Test Material

Music for Spring Concert 
Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez 
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach/Arranged by Donald Hunsberger
More selections to be made.

OMEA Honor Group Performance

Recording Information

Congratulations to the Wind Symphony on an outstanding performance. 

The concert was professionally recorded by ViaMedia. Both audio and video recordings are available. If you were not able to purchase a recording and are still interested, contact Via Media  by phone - (501) 472-1858 or order online - 

Potential Musical Selections for the Spring Semester

Awayday by Adam Gorb
Hymn to a Blue Hour by John Mackey
Blue Shades by Frank Ticheli
Fantasia in G Major by J.S. Bach
Spin Cycle by Scott Lindroth
Four Scottish Dances by Malcom Arnold

Holiday Concert - Thursday, December 13th, Jenks PAC
OMEA Honor Group State Convention - Friday, January 18th, Tulsa PAC
TCC Pre-State Music Festival - March 27-29, TCC 
HS Preview Concert - Tuesday, April 2nd, Jenks PAC
State Concert Band Contest - Friday, April 12th, Jenks PAC
Spring Concert - Thursday, May 16th, Jenks PAC

The following items are required for class daily:
Foundations for Superior Performance
Concert Folder
Scales Sheets
Tuning Tendency Guide
Sheet Music