Band: Wind Ensemble


  • Ability to produce a good tone with good breath
  • Awareness of intonation and ability to adjust intonation by ear
  • Ability to perform all articulation with appropriate style, including but not limited to staccato, legato, slur, fp, sfp
  • Ability to perform advanced rhythmic figures in meters including 2/4, 4/4, or 6/4; 3/8, 6/8, 9/8 or 12/8 and 2/2 (cut time)
  • Advanced technical facility as appropriate o their instrument
  • Ability to perform major scales two octaves, up to 4 sharps and 4 flats and a chromatic scale within the instrument’s normal range.
  • Ability to perform with a sense of phrasing and musical style
  • Ability to perform with a steady inner pulse
  • Consistent ability to watch and follow the conductor
  • Command of the full range of dynamics on their instrument
  • Mastery of all fingerings on their instrument and ability to read all written notes within the instrument’s normal range