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Westlake High School Instrumental Music

Performing Ensembles

Dear Music Families,

I would like to be the first to welcome you to Westlake High School, home of the Warriors! A 2016 Blue Ribbon School, and ranked #15 in the State by Newsweek, you have made a great choice to be part of a top high school in the California, and the strongest in Ventura County. The continued success of academics, the visual & performing arts, athletics, and clubs at Westlake HS, have earned these accolades through the years. I can assure you, for the next four years you will be surrounded by a talented group of students, parents, faculty and administrative staff.

Please, consider this letter as an invitation to become a member of the WHS Instrument Music Department (WHSIMD). Our program has something for every student of music!

Currently, the WHS Instrumental Music Department consists of 325 students, comprising nearly 14% of the WHS student body. In addition, music students participate in most every sport, AP and (H) classes, the W.I.T. Academy, and the Advanced Anatomy program, just to name a few. It is not too late to add any music class to your schedule. We work closely with the counseling office to place students in the appropriate music classes and accommodate scheduling conflicts. We look forward to having your family join ours in making music for years to come.

 

The 2017/2018 department will consist of:

Wind Bands:                                                       

Wind Ensemble (H) - period 4                                            

Wind Symphony (H) - period 3                                                  

Symphonic Band - period 1                                                      

* Concert Band - period 2                                                       

 

Orchestras:

* Chamber Orchestra - period 4

* Concert Orchestra - period 3

* String Orchestra - period 2

* Full Symphony Orchestra I - period 4

* Full Symphony Orchestra II - period 3 

 

Jazz Ensembles:                                                 

* Studio Jazz Ensemble I - period 5                              

* Lab Jazz Ensemble II - period 8 (M/W/F 3:00-4:30 Dec-May)                                           

* Concert Jazz Ensemble III - period 8 (Tu/Thr 3:00 - 5:00 Jan-May)          

 

Small Ensembles:

* Jazz Combo I/II/III/IV/V - lunch

* String Ensembles - varies 

* Wind Ensembles - varies

 

The Regiment Marching Band (Earns PE credit)

- Percussion Ensemble

Winter Drumline (Earns spring PE credit)

Winter Color Guard (Earns spring PE credit)      

 

* Honor Groups