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LOCAL & STUDENT MUSICIANS,

Here you will find all the basic information needed for performing with the Grace Wind Ensemble. We are glad you are interested in our ensemble!  Please find all the necessary information for our current session below and remember to follow the registration link at the bottom.

 

  1. Grace College Wind Ensemble is made up of college students, community members and professional musicians.  We ask that all members’ skill levels be on par with the Indiana State School Music Association Group I solo literature.

  2. We will be performing demanding grade 6 level music for March 2024.  With that in mind, new members are asked to submit a video audition demonstrating lyrical and technicial skill levels.
    1. Please prepare the following for auditions.  The music can be found via the link at the bottom of this page.
    2. Woodwinds|Trumpets|Horns|Trombone – Machu Picchu (beginning to A)
    3. Euphonium/Tuba – Machu Picchu (I to J)

SCHEDULE

Grace Wind Ensemble rehearses on Tuesday evenings from January 16 through March 22. Our rehearsals take place at McClain lower level from 6:30p-8:30p. 

Attendance

To achieve a high level of music performance, it is critically important that members attend rehearsals.  Please be sure to mark all rehearsals on your personal calendars.

GRACE COLLEGE STUDENTS – Please plan your study schedule and any work schedule around Tuesday night rehearsals, dress rehearsal and performance.  Grace College students must attend 9 out of 10 regular rehearsals and dress rehearsal to perform.  It is recommended to save this absence for spring break or potential illness.  All students are expected to have returned from spring break prior to Tuesday, March 12.  Should the situation arise, please see the director with any extenuating circumstances.  These are quite rare.  An ‘after performance dinner’ will be provided for Grace students will perfect attendance.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS – Please plan your personal schedule around our Tuesday night rehearsals, dress rehearsal and performance.  Please let me know of any work travel (orthopedic folks) you might have during our fall/spring season.  To be eligible for the honorarium, community members must have 2 or fewer absences. 

 

Weekly Rehearsals
  • Start Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    • Location – McClain Chapel
    • Rehearsal 6:30p-8:30p
Dress Rehearsal 
  • Friday, March 22, 2024
    • Performing Arts Center, Warsaw Community High School
    • Rehearsal 7:00p-10:00p
Performance 
  • Sunday, March 24, 2024
    • Performing Arts Center, Warsaw Community High School
    • 1:30p – auditorium is open to musicians
    • 2:45p – rehearsal
    • 3:30p – door opens
    • 4:00p – concert begins

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

Performance Attire
  • Formal black
  • Men – tuxedo
  • Ladies – formal long black dress
Sheet Music
  • Download and print your music here.  
  • Be sure to specify the page range for the part needed.
  • You may also need to check the “fit to page” box when printing.
Eric Criss
Grace Wind Ensemble, Conductor
crisser [at] grace.edu