The Brentwood High School music program includes two performing concert organizations: concert band and symphonic wind ensemble. Concert Band includes all freshman band participants and students are highly encouraged to participate in marching band. Symphonic Wind Ensemble is made of musicians in grades 10 through 12 and participation in marching band is mandatory. Both of these organizations perform several concerts during the school including a winter concert (December), conductor-in-residence concert(February), guest artists concert (March), and spring concert (May). In addition to concerts, the concert bands have participated in the Tennessee Music Educators Association concert band festival at both the regional and state levels.
Band students also have the opportunity to participate in honor band auditions (mid-state, all-state) as well as solo and ensemble festival. Private lessons are highly encouraged and may be scheduled during a student's study hall.
The band has the privilege of rehearsing with a guest conductor for 2 days and performing top-level concert works. Previous Guest Conductors have included noted band composer Dr. Jared Spears, American Bandmasters Association past-president Dr. Stan Michalski, National Band Association President Dr. David Gregory, Tennessee Tech University Director of Bands Joe Hermann, Georgia Tech Director of Bands Dr. Andrea Strauss, Conductor of the Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music Wind Ensemble Dr. Thomas Verrier, noted Georgia music educator and Drum Corps International hall of fame member Freddy Martin, and Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Music/Conductor of Bands at Clarion University of Pennsylvania Stanley Michalski Jr.
Guest Artist concert
Through the generous support of the Brentwood Band Boosters, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble shares the concert spotlight with a guest artist for a evening of quality musical selections. Past guest artists have included Tawana Box - flute, Neal Ramsey - saxophone, Dwayne Pigg - oboe, Gil Long - tuba, Allan Cox - Trumpet, Larry Borden - Trombone, Mr. Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band, the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, Jennifer Kummer - french horn, Cindy Morelli - clarinet and Brian Diller piano.
Concert Performance Schedule
This is a tentative 2012-13 schedule, please check the calendar page for up to date addition/changes.
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