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Wind Ensemble

The Union H.S.Wind Ensemble is the premiere perfoming ensemble of the Union Bands program. The Ensemble has earned consecutive OSSAA Sweepstakes status and has appeared at the OkMEA Winter Convention as an Honor peforming group. 

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Director
Mr. Pisarra

Syllabus
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Class Time and Location
Daily: Mon-Th 9:25-10:25a, Fri 9:45-10:40a
Union H.S. Band Room #2 / Room 1616
Sectional reharsals as scheduled

Required Materials 
- Method Book: 'Foundations for Superior Performance' (instrument-specific)
- Concert Music and Folio: black, leather-bound (district-provided).
- Maintaining any distributed orignal print music is the responsibilty of each student.Replacment costs vary from $3.00 to $10.00 per part. 
- Digital Tuner with Contact Microphone (brass and woodwinds students)
- Pencil 
- Issued combo lock for assigned locker: replacement cost is $5.00 per lock. 

Expectations
All Union H.S. Wind Ensemble students are expected to prepare for all rehearsals and performance with the highest degree of attention to detail and musicianship.  

Before-school sectional rehearsals are scheduled at the discretion of the director, predominantly during the spring semester and rarel more than once weekly for a maximum of one hour.  

All students are expected to audition for the NBDA All-District Honor Band. 

Performances
Fall Season
All students, regardless of participation in the competitive marching band, perform in a spirit role in Union H.S. Varsity Football home games. 
Concerts
Fall Concert: Thurs. Nov. 29, 2018, 7pm, UPAC
Winter Concert: Thurs. Feb. 21, 2019, 7pm, UPAC
TCC Concert Band Festival. Spring 2019. Date TBA.  
State Contest: Fri., April 12, 2019. Jenks H.S.
Spring Concert: Mon. May 13, 2019, 7pm, UPAC 
All Union Bands concerts info here
All performances are mandatory and assessed for a grade.

Performance Attire
Replacement costs apply for any lost items. 
More uniform info here

Mandatory Fee Structure
All high school band students NOT in the competitive marching band:
$50.00 (includes pre-event meals at home football games and MusicFirst software subscription)
Freshmen and other incoming high school band students NOT in the competitive marching band: 
$87.00 (includes member t-shirt, member shorts, uniform shoes, & water juguzzi) This fee is additional to the $50.00 fee listed above.

All fees are billed to the CHARMS student account. more info

Grading
30% Daily Participation
40% Performances
20% Tests
10% Final Exam

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