PRELUDE WINDS & BRASS
Directed by: Susan Carpenter
College of the Canyons, Valencia
Pico Canyon Hall, Room 219
Prelude Winds & Brass is our entry-level orchestral ensemble for musicians with one year of experience playing a wind, reed or brass instrument. Students will rehearse in an orchestral setting, learning how to play with an awareness of other musicians and their role of melody or harmony within the piece.
Prelude Winds & Brass Musicians will be exposed to an assortment of repertoire to improve their ability to read notes, identify correct rhythmic values, dynamics and articulation markings.
Students will attend weekly rehearsals and participate in an end-of-semester concert to build their musical efficacy, self-worth and accomplishment.
This class will help to prepare students for school music success and auditioning for SCVYO Orchestra.
🎵 WHO NEEDS TO AUDITION? (see audition requirements at bottom of page)
NEW STUDENTS wishing to join Prelude Winds & Brass
🎵 WHO DOES NOT NEED TO AUDITION?
ANY CONTINUING STUDENT who particpated in PWB last semester
Continuing students must complete the online enrollment form
prior to in-person registration.
Prelude Winds & Brass Musician:
🎵 Has 1 year of experience
🎵 Is able to read music.
🎵 Is able to play a 1-octave scale of choice.
🎵 Is able to play a solo piece that best demonstrates their ability.
🎵 Is able to sight-read a simple melody.