Directed by:  Susan Carpenter
Saturdays, 10:45am - 11:45am
College of the Canyons - Valencia Campus

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.

Audition Requirements
The Prelude Winds & Brass Musician:

🎵  Has 1 year of experience

🎵  Is able to read music.

🎵 Can play a 1-octave scale of their choice.

🎵 Can play a solo piece that best demonstrates their ability.

🎵 Is able to sight-read a simple melody.







🎵 Who needs to audition?
All new students wishing to join Prelude Winds & Brass

🎵 Who does not need to audition?
Any student who is returning to Prelude Winds & Brass
from last semester

Returning students must complete the online registration form
prior to SCVYO enrollment


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