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Wind Bands
Westlake High School is the only school in the CVUSD to offer four levels of Wind Ensembles.  We currently offer Wind Ensemble (H), Wind Symphony (H), Symphonic Band, and Concert Band.  Students receive 5 units of UC approved fine arts credits for every semester enrolled in the concert groups.  Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony are Honors Level courses.
 
This is our top auditioned wind group. The most advanced players are selected for this ensemble from auditions held in late May. This ensemble rehearses and performs grade 5-6 wind band literature. This ensemble meets once a day during the school year. The Wind Ensemble performs at the fall, winter, and spring concerts, the all-district band concert and SCSBOA festivals. Private lessons are strongly encouraged.
 
This is our intermediate/advanced second auditioned wind group for students who have not the experience required for Wind Ensemble (H), but have outgrown the Symphonic Band.  Auditions are held in late May for the upcoming school year.  This ensemble meets once a day during the school year. The Wind Symphony performs in the fall, winter, and spring concerts, the all-district band concert and SCSBOA festivals.  Wind Symphony performs grade 4-5 literature.  Private lessons are highly encouraged.
 
SYMPHONIC BAND, period 1
The Symphonic Band is our third auditioned ensemble. This ensemble meets once a day during the school day. The Symphonic Band participates in the Fall, Winter and Spring concerts as well as attending both district and regional SCSBOA festivals. Symphonic Band performs grade 3-4 level literature.  The Symphonic Band is used as a stepping stone to the Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble. All students re-audition for ensembles each year.
 
CONCERT BAND, period 2
The Concert Band is open to anyone who wishes to join - no audition is necessary. This ensemble meets 2nd period, Mon - Fri. The Concert Band participates in the Winter and Spring concerts and district SCSBOA festivals. Concert Band performs grade "1" to "2.5" level literature. The Concert Band is used as a stepping stone to the upper ensembles. All students re-audition for ensembles each year.