Wind Ensemble is a course for students who have met the standards for Symphonic Band. Members learn aspects of playing an instrument including reading music, completion of music theory assignments each semester, and performing various wind band literature (Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Small Ensemble). On and off-campus concerts, Cardinal Gibbons home football games, specified community parades, and outreach performances are all required. Home practice is expected, and private lessons are strongly encouraged to perform the music in this course. Students should provide their own instruments unless other arrangements are made with the instructor. Percussion students may take this class if they have three years of experience and they audition. Students may take this course in consecutive years.
*For rising 9th grade students, read about PE deferment here.