Wind Bands  

A musical proving ground for wind and percussion musicians

The Music Department at ACHS offers three levels of wind bands for its students: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble Honors. All three ensembles rehearse during the school day and incorporate wind and percussion instruments. While many people assume that Marching Band is the most important part of the Music Department, we believe that wind bands are where wind and percussion instrumentalists receive the most valuable training in the development at musicians.

Wind Ensemble Honors

Wind Ensemble Honors earns credit on the 5.0 scale and is one of only two Honors credit Wind Ensemble programs in the County. Admission to Wind Ensemble is by audition only and lessons are highly encouraged. Students are assessed on 12 scales per semester based on the scale syllabus provided. Performers in the ensemble will be performing grade 3.5 and beyond music, or advanced high school into collegiate level wind literature. Admission to the Wind Ensemble is based on your audition as well as instrumentation needs. Students in Wind Ensemble Honors are highly encouraged to participate in a Solo & Ensemble Festival. All Wind Bands at Camarillo High School participate in various independent and SCSBOA Festival. 

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band is our middle ensemble and is by audition only. Students in this ensemble span a wide range of experience and grade levels. This ensemble is assessed on 6 scales per semester based on the scale syllabus provided. Performers in this ensemble will be performing between grade 2.5 and 3.5 literature which is considered intermediate to standard high school literature. Private lessons are encouraged in this ensemble. All Wind Bands at Camarillo High School participate in various independent and SCSBOA Festival.

Concert Band

Concert Band is our entry-level wind band that admits all students. While auditions still take place to properly assess all students, this ensemble accepts students to learn new instruments as well as experienced players. Students are assessed on 6 scales per semester based on the scale syllabus provided. Performers in this ensemble will be performing grade 2-3 literature which is considered entry-level high school literature. All Wind Bands at Camarillo High School participate in various independent and SCSBOA Festival.

Concert Percussion Sectionals

Percussionists in the concert program will be pulled out to work with Mr. Bill Garcia three times each week on technique and chamber music in smaller groups. The location of these rehearsal will vary. 

Course Outline
  • Grades 9-12 

  • Arts credit earned through the passing
    of this course. 

  • Full year course 

Festival results (Wind Ensemble)

2016

Dublin Dances by Jan Van der Roost

Pas Redouble by Camille Saint-Saens arr by Arthur Frackenpohl

Thousand Oaks HS SCSBOA Festival - Unanimous Superior Rating

 

2017

Go... by Samuel Hazo

Movement for Rosa by Mark Camphouse

Thousand Oaks HS SCSBOA Festival - Excellent Rating

 

2018 

First Suite in Eb Mvt. II - Intermezzo by Gustav Holst

This Cruel Moon by John Mackey

Thousand Oaks HS SCSBOA Festival - Unanimous Superior Rating

 

2019 

Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor Arr by Gary Fagan

Zanzibar Boat Song by Percy Grainger Arr by. Preston Hazzard

Chorale and Alleluia by Howard Hanson

Sonoma State University Festival - Feedback only Festival

Performance Attire

Department approved tuxedos and concert dresses are required and provided for all formal performances and festivals. Students must be sized and check-out a tux or dress at the beginning of the school year. Tux shoes are provided, dress flats are not. Department polo will also be checked out to all students for casual performances and events. Please refer to the department handbook for more information on attire.

Google Contact Form

All families with students enrolled in ACHS Music Programs are asked to fill out the Contact Form online to help us keep you informed about schedules, events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities. 

 

Honor Band Opportunities

Advanced students can audition for the following. The music and scales that will be required for all the auditions are posted on the CBDA website. Summer is a perfect time to take lessons and practice.

CONNECT WITH US

 

ADDRESSES

 

ACHS Music Boosters
PO Box 2366

Camarillo, CA 93011

info@achsmusic.com


Daniel Cook,
ACHS Music Director 

daniel.cook@oxnardunion.org

Tel: 805-484-6362

Cameron Guerrero,
ACHS Music Director

cameron.guerrero@oxnardunion.org

Tel: 805-834-1486

ACHS Music Department

4660 Mission Oaks Blvd,

Camarillo, CA 93012

Tel: 805-484-6362

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