The Wind Ensemble is the principal concert organization, attending FBA sponsored events. Membership is determined by competitive audition of all band members. The instrumentation of the Wind Ensemble is pre-determined by an ideal standard, and once that instrumentation is filled, no additional members are accepted. Members of the Wind Ensemble are also expected to be active participants of The Sound of Thunder Marching Band, and any member who fails to maintain a consistently high level of musicianship may be rescheduled to another band class. Extra rehearsals and performances, beyond the school day, are required.
Auditions will be held at the end of each year for placement in the bands for the upcoming year. Everyone except graduating seniors must go through this process. Even if you qualify to exempt the exam, or do not plan to return for the upcoming year, this process is a course requirement.