Christchurch School of Music

Wind Ensembles

A wind ensemble is a performing ensemble comprised of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

The repertoire includes original wind compositions, transcriptions/arrangements of orchestral compositions, light music, and popular tunes.

At CSM our conductors do a lot of arranging to suit the diverse instrumentation they find in front of them!

  • PLAY! In Windjammers (Adults)

    Saturday 10:30 – 12:00pm

    Conductors: Mark Walton, Jo Walton, Susan Dollin

    Our Windjammers group is made up of mostly adult students who haven’t played for very long, but enjoy the challenges of playing in an ensemble. This is a happy, supportive group aimed at playing music for enjoyment and making new friends. The music is tailored to everyone’s individual level. This is a great entry level group for adults who used to play, but are a bit rusty or those who don’t have a lot of time to practise! The Windjammers play regular concerts, often organised by the players for garden parties or rest homes. This group is highly recommended if you want to have fun!

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  • PLAY! In Windpower (Ages 13+)

    Saturday 12:00-1:00pm

    Conductors: Mark Walton, Jo Walton, Susan Dollin

    Windpower is a “wind only” group offering wind players the chance to combine and play more challenging repertoire than is tackled by Windjammers. Students in the group are given an opportunity to expand their skills by performing on auxiliary instruments such as alto and bass flutes and bass clarinet. This group caters to secondary and adult students who are playing at grade 5 and above. A wide range of music is arranged specially for the group. It is a very social group which performs regularly in the community.

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  • PLAY! In the Saxophone Ensemble

    Tuesday 5:45-7:00pm (fortnightly)

    Conductor: Mark Walton

    Who doesn’t love the saxophone? If you’ve never heard a saxophone choir, you’re missing something very special. The CSM saxophone ensemble combines saxophones of all sizes (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and even a bass) to produce a mighty sound. This ensemble plays a wonderful selection of music arranged to suit the different levels of players in the group. All ages and abilities of saxophone players are welcome to join this group, although it is recommended that students have been playing for a couple of years in order to cope with the sometimes difficult repertoire. This group meets 17 times per year (roughly fortnightly).

     

    Rehearsal dates for Term 1 2018 will be posted soon

     

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  • PLAY! In the Clarinet Ensemble

    Tuesday 7:15 -8:30pm (fortnightly)

    Conductor: Mark Walton

    Like the saxophone ensemble, this group plays a varied selection of music arranged to cater for the individual levels of the players in the group. All ages and abilities of clarinet players are welcome to join this group, however, like the saxophone ensemble most players need to have been playing for a couple of years to cope with the demands of the music. This ensemble meets 17 times per year on the same dates as the Saxophone Ensemble.

    Rehearsal dates for Term 1 2018 will be posted soon

     

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  • PLAY! In the Friday Youth Band

    Friday 5:30 – 6:30pm

    New in 2015, our Junior Wind Band will give primary students the opportunity to play some of the exciting wind band repertoire. Students who have been learning a wind, brass or percussion instrument for at least 1 year will enjoy the chance to join their peers from other schools to play a range of repertoire from different periods and styles.

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  • PLAY! in the Flute Choir

    Saturday 11.00am – 12:00pm

    Playing in a flute choir is a wonderful opportunity for flute players to develop their ensemble skills in a supportive and fun environment.

    In the flute choir players have the opportunity to extend themselves playing the range of flutes with the addition of a piccolo, alto flute and bass flute to the standard flute.

    Players at around a Grade 6 standard and above will find this group the most rewarding.

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Christchurch Central
Christchurch 8011

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