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Wind Ensemble (H)

Period 4

This is our advanced second auditioned wind group. Advanced players who are nearly ready for Wind Orchestra are selected for this ensemble from auditions held in late May. This ensemble rehearses and performs class “A” and “AA” 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.

 

Fun Fact:
10 students in this ensemble were 2016 Valedictorians with a 4.65 Index GPA or higher!

 

Guest Conductors:
John Carnahan - CSULB
Johan De Meij - Composer
Jim Benkert - WHS Head Varsity Football

 

Guest Clinicians:
Dr. Frank Ticheli - USC
Dr. Mallory Thompson - Northwestern
Gordon Goodwin - Composer/Big Band Leader
Dr. Larry Stoffel - CSUN
Dr. Thomas Lee - UCLA
Dr. Andy Collinsworth - Sanoma State
Sean O'Loughlin - Composer
Patrick Burns - Montclair State University
Stephen Piazza - LA Winds
Dr. Gary Gilroy - Fresno State
Tom Cole - Rancho Bernardo High School (Ret)
Michael Doty - Gold Coast Wind Ensemble
Clinton H. Dawley - Gold Coast Wind Ensemble

 

Guest Artists:
Sam Pilafian - Tuba - ASU
Blair Bollinger - Bass Trombone - Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra

 

Performances of Note:
California Band Director's Association All-State Convention - 2005
Walt Disney Concert Hall - 2008
Carnegie Hall - 2008
California Band Director's Association All-State Convention - 2009

 

Commissions:
Quatre Fantasie - Scott Director
Seize the Day - Patrick Burns

 

2019-2020 Wind Ensemble (Chair)

Flute

  • Christina Baikalov
  • Dylan Hall
  • Alyssa Joo
  • Sanya Khattar
  • Shize Li
  • Rachel Xu

Oboe

  • Benjamin Tang
  • Alicia Proffitt

Clarinet

  • Kyle Abes
  • Kyle Ashamallah
  • Marie Connely
  • Max Li
  • Andrew Luo
  • Nisha Prahsittipab
  • Colby Rowen

Bass Clarinet

  • James George
  • Riley Hall

Bassoon

  • Evan Brent
  • Randy Xu

Alto Saxophone

  • Logan Ashamallah
  • Vincent To

Tenor Saxophone

  • Sameer Patel
  • Adam Zilberman

Baritone Saxophone

  • Logan Flanagan
  • Mackram Hassanieh

French Horn

  • Josh Moore
  • Shaylee Murray
  • Michael Rittmaster
  • Emma Victor

Trumpet

  • Cinvent Cimino
  • Ian Brucell
  • Julian Frillici
  • Ariana Quintana
  • Chris Wedgworth

Trombone

  • Garrett Caruso
  • Jessica Farfan
  • Brendan Faulkner
  • Sam Montalvo

Euphonium

  • Anya Singh

Tuba

  • Matt Zilberman
  • Peyton Bursin

Percussion

  • Brendon Sayer
  • Joshua Wood
  • Will Zepeda
  • Reed Goldman
  • Ayush Gupta