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Wind Ensemble (H)

Period 4

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 performance 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

 

Fall2016 Wind Ensemble

Flute

  • Kylee Murray
  • Haylee Mencarelli
  • Danielle Mikaelian
  • Jane Zhang
  • Matt Martin
  • Sanaz Bashiri
  • Marcus Martin
  • Hannah Kreitman

Oboe

  • Jerry Xu
  • Sophia Brent
  • Rebecca Jiang

Clarinet

  • JR Marquez
  • Ashley Chang
  • Bryan Xiao
  • Nana Mimura
  • Cameron Chatfield
  • Franklin Chian
  • Edwin Liu
  • Katey Ross
  • Victor Bai
  • Raymon Bai
  • Wesley Zhang

Bass Clarinet

  • Jeffrey Simpson
  • Roshaun Desai
  • Vincent Torossian

Bassoon

  • Chloe Brill
  • Henry Van Zuyle

Alto Saxophone

  • Tyler Kuecks
  • Tian Ye
  • Vincent To

Tenor Saxophone

  • Rudy Zhang
  • Mak Yorihiro

Baritone Saxophone

  • Thomas Fry
  • Alan Gallardo

French Horn

  • Emma Van Zuyle
  • Andrew Ge
  • Elliott Kim
  • Abigail Cohen
  • Michael Straus

Trumpet

  • Eric Wang
  • Davis Thuillier
  • Sean Reede
  • Emmalyn Norman
  • Kaitlyn Crowley
  • Kitt Stoddard

Trombone

  • Ruby Liu
  • Evelyn Hu
  • Jenna Farfan
  • Josh Chess (Bass Trombone)

Euphonium

  • Cassidy Murray
  • Adytia Kumar

Tuba

  • Griffin Goldberg

Percussion

  • Katie Reul
  • Joseph Litwin
  • Tony Drabeck
  • Annie Wong
  • Tristan Carta
  • Jonathan Zhou