Wind Ensemble

Director: Tom Harrington

The Wind Ensemble is the program's top performing concert band, and consists of the varsity wind and percussion musicians in the Cypress Woods HS Band. The group is composed of the top 10th-12th grade musicians in the fall, and adds the top 9th grade musicians in the spring pending the results of the fall audition. The Wind Ensemble meets in the fall and spring semesters and performs at the Winter Concert, Pre-UIL Contest, UIL Contest, and Spring Concert. This group performs in venues such as Moores Opera House and Round Top Festival Hall each year, and participates in the TMEA Honor Band Competition every other year. The ensemble performs significant wind band literature, including original wind works as well as transcriptions. Membership into the Wind Ensemble is determined by audition in the fall and spring semesters through execution of region music, All-Region Band audition placement, excerpts, mastery of fundamental exercises, etc. All members of the Wind Ensemble are required to participate in the TMEA All-Region process, as well as perform at Solo and Ensemble. 

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Symphonic Winds

Director: T.J. Peterman

The Symphonic Winds is the program's second performing concert band, and consists of the non-varsity wind and percussion musicians in the Cypress Woods HS Band. The group is composed of students from all grade levels with great musical maturity and fundamental skill set. The Symphonic Winds meets in the fall and spring semesters and performs at the Winter Concert, Pre-UIL Contest, UIL Contest, and Spring Concert.  The ensemble performs significant wind band literature, including original wind works as well as transcriptions. Membership into the Symphonic Winds is determined by audition in the fall and spring semesters through execution of region music, All-Region Band audition placement, excerpts, mastery of fundamental exercises, etc. All members of the Symphonic Winds are required to participate in the TMEA All-Region process, as well as perform at Solo and Ensemble.

Symphonic Band

Director: Ben Underbrink

The Symphonic Band is the program's third performing concert band, and consists of the sub non-varsity (A) wind and percussion musicians in the Cypress Woods HS Band. The group is composed of students from all grade levels. The Symphonic Band meets in the fall and spring semesters and performs at the Winter Concert, Pre-UIL Contest, UIL Contest, and Spring Concert. The ensemble performs standard works of wind literature. Membership into the Symphonic Band is determined by audition in the fall and spring semesters through execution of region music, All-Region Band audition placement, excerpts, mastery of fundamental exercises, etc. All members of the Symphonic Band are required to participate in the Solo and Ensemble contest, and are encouraged to attend the TMEA All-Region Band tryout. 

Concert Winds

Director: Anna Bush

The Concert Winds is the program's fourth performing concert band, and consists of the sub non-varsity (B) wind and percussion musicians in the Cypress Woods HS Band. The group is composed of students from all grade levels. The Concert Winds meets in the fall and spring semesters and performs at the Winter Concert, Pre-UIL Contest, UIL Contest, and Spring Concert. The ensemble performs standard works of wind literature. Membership into the Concert Winds is determined by audition in the fall and spring semesters through execution of region music, excerpts, mastery of fundamental exercises, etc. All members of the Concert Winds are required to participate in the Solo and Ensemble contest, and are encouraged to attend the TMEA All-Region Band tryout. 

Concert Band

Director: Anna Bush & T.J. Peterman

The Concert Band is the program's fifth performing concert band, and consists of the sub non-varsity (C) wind and percussion musicians in the Cypress Woods HS Band. The group is composed of students from all grade levels. The primary focus is on improving individual musicianship and fundamentals in an ensemble setting.The Concert Band I meets in the fall and spring semesters and performs at the Winter Concert, Pre-UIL Contest, UIL Contest, and Spring Concert. The ensemble performs standard works of wind literature. Membership into the Concert Band is determined by audition in the fall and spring semesters through execution of region music, excerpts, mastery of fundamental exercises, etc. All members of the Concert Band I are required to participate in the Solo and Ensemble contest. 

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