School Grades 9-12
Directed by Terry Alvey and supported by the area’s top sectional coaches, the PVYO Concert Band gives students a unique opportunity to develop and perform with other talented musicians of a similar age and caliber. The Wind Ensemble is an exciting band for wind, brass, and percussion musicians in high school. This program attracts band musicians from Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC schools and provides a unique experience of performing in the Music Center at Strathmore. The Concert band is also a perfect supplement to any district all-county, regional honors band or All-State Band and students may choose to audition using material used for acceptance into one of those programs. Many choose an appropriate solo as indicated in the audition requirements. After the first concert the PVYO Concert Band will be on winter break so selected members can perform in their county or state ensembles. Rehearsals will resume in February for a great spring semester. This is a wonderful opportunity for advanced wind and percussion students to develop their skills in an encouraging, fun and enriching environment!