​​​​​​​​Overview of Program

Four different concert bands are offered at North Central High School. Students are placed in one of the four ensembles based on an audition or director recommendation. The concert bands are the core of the band offerings. The four concert bands are designed to allow students to progress through the program. Each ensemble offers varying levels of difficulty of the concepts, technical challenges, and the music studied. All four concert bands perform regular concerts throughout the school year, in addition to performing at the ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) organizational contest in the spring, and various community events.

The four concert bands include Concert Winds, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, and the Wind Ensemble.  The NCHS Wind Ensemble is the premier ensemble in the program and has been the selected ISSMA State Concert Band Champions in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011.  The NCHS Wind Ensemble was also featured at the 2006 and 2016 IMEA convention and the 2009 MENC Central Division conference.











  




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WIND ENSEMBLE (PERIOD 4/5)
Wind Ensemble is a two semester course involving advanced students. Objectives of the course are to develop technical skills at the advanced levels on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside the school day, that support and extend classroom learning.  - If you have any questions regarding Wind Ensemble contact Mr. Granlund at 259-5301 ext. 45383 or rgranlund@msdwt.k12.in.us


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SYMPHONIC WINDS (PERIOD 3)
Symphonic Winds is a two semester course involving advanced students. Objectives of the course are to develop technical skills at the advanced levels on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside the school day, that support and extend classroom learning.  - If you have any questions regarding Symphonic Winds contact Mr. Brinkman at 259-5301 ext. 45792 or abrinkman@msdwt.k12.in.us 






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CONCERT WINDS (PERIOD 2)
Concert Winds is a two semester course involving freshman band students. Objectives of the course are to develop technical skills at the advanced levels on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside the school day, that support and extend classroom learning.   - If you have any questions regarding Concert Winds contact Mr. Granlund at 259-5301 ext. 45383 or rgranlund@msdwt.k12.in.us, or Mr. Brinkman at 259-5301 ext. 45792 or abrinkman@msdwt.k12.in.us  ​  **