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Bands and Percussion

Symphonic Band
The Symphonic Band is non-auditioned and available to all 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. This class meets duringSymphonic Band during 6th block, providing unique opportunities for performances. Students in this ensemble will receive instruction on improving their instrumental technique, music theory skills and performance skills. This band will perform four major concerts and the POPS concert in the spring. 

Wind Ensemble
The Wind Ensemble is the most advanced level band at Lakewood. The Wind Ensemble meets both semesters during 8th Block and is comprised of mostly 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. A small number of 9th grade students may be invited to enroll in this band. The Wind Ensemble performs the finest wind literature and continues the development of refined, professional skills. The Wind Ensemble will perform four major concerts per year and in the combined winter concert and POPS in the spring. The Wind Ensemble will also participate in major concert band festivals around the state, including the CBA Concert Band Regional. Students are highly encouraged to audition for All State, All County and other Honor bands. The Wind Ensemble was selected to perform at the Colorado Music Educators Association Convention in 2013.

Percussion Ensembles
The percussion ensembles meet as a class during fifth and seventh block. The classes are split by ability into the non-auditioned Percussion II, and the auditioned Advanced Percussion Class. Students taking this class learn techniques specific to percussion. In the fall, students audition for their ensemble placement which determines which of the two bands the students will perform with, and their placement in one of the two percussion ensembles that we run during class time. Students will have the opportunity to work on concert percussion, marching percussion, and a variety of multicultural percussion instruments throughout the year. Students in this group will perform at all of the major concerts and at pep band games in the spring. Students are highly encouraged to audition for All County, All State Band and All State Orchestra.
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