The wind ensembles are aimed at players of all woodwind instruments of grade 3+ standard to give them a gentle introduction to the necessary art and enjoyment of ensemble playing. It should provide them with a solid base for future participation in orchestras and chamber music. Players of the different wind ensembles can either join the prep first orchestra (from approximately grade 3 upwards) or the Junior orchestra (from approximately grade 6 upwards).
Chamber music or ensemble playing is a vital part of a child’s musical education. It is music making without a conductor and gives students the crucial skills of listening and communicating with each other. With the help of their chamber music coach students learn the craft of holding a tempo or pulse and adapting intonation and style of playing to their fellow musicians.