Waukesha North Concert Ensembles
The Waukesha North Concert Bands are made up of three different ensembles, as well as an end of year ensemble formed specifically for commencement/graduation activities.
The Waukesha North Wind Ensemble meets for the full school year and is the top auditioned ensemble at Waukesha North. This ensemble regularly performs at Carroll University and enjoys collaborating with the Waukesha North Orchestra and Chamber Singers. The Wind Ensemble has made large strides over the last few years to raise the bar on their performance and the ensemble plans to participate in concert band festivals in the near future!
All beginning level and freshman students will enroll in the Concert Band; this is the largest ensemble at Waukesha North High School. Students work on music fundamentals and theory while rehearsing concert repertoire from a wide variety of sources, from classic wind literature to transcriptions, to modern works written specifically for band.
Symphonic Winds and Percussion
All sophomores, juniors and seniors will reaudition each spring for Symphonic Winds and Percussion or Wind Ensemble. The Symphonic Winds and Percussion Course meets 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter following the Marching Band season. Students continue work on music fundamentals and theory while rehearsing concert repertoire from a wide variety of sources, from classic wind literature to transcriptions, to modern works written specifically for band. Some students from other ensembles looking to work on a secondary instrument may do so in this ensemble.
During late May/early June, a combined group of musicians from all three concert ensembles rehearse to perform at Commencement for graduation.