The Wind Ensemble is a performance-based ensemble for advanced musicians. Students in the Wind Ensemble show an above-average understanding of their instrument and display a high level of musical sophistication through their performance skills. Students are given extensive background in all instrumental styles and perform music from all periods. This band performs for school and community events throughout the semester, ILMEA Auditions and Festivals, IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest, and several Concert Band Festivals. Attendance at scheduled rehearsals and performances is required and is considered part of the student’s grade.