The Concert Winds Ensemble is designed to develop the overall ability of young woodwind and brass musicians. Students in this ensemble will perform band works at grade levels 2-4 which is standard for most middle school ensembles. The Concert Winds Ensemble is also designed for the more proficient high school/middle school musician desiring to learn a new instrument to enhance the ensemble instrumentation and balance in their current school program.
The Saxophone Ensemble comprises saxophone players in the Concert Winds Ensemble, who spend a portion of the rehearsal time playing in their own group, focusing on a wide range of more challenging repertoire, including classical chamber and band music, and jazz./
Charles Ancheta, conducts both Ensembles, and is a long-time SJYS affiliate, as well as Music Director at local middle and high schools, including Prospect High School, and now currently at Sunnyvale Middle School.
Here is the photo gallery and video of their performance.
The Concert Winds & Saxophone Ensembles perform two concerts per season, along with the Percussion Ensemble, at Valley Christian High School’s Conservatory of the Arts . (map) Concert admission is $5 for adults; $2.50 for students and seniors; and free for kids under 5.
Rehearsals are held every Sunday from 5:30 – 6:15 pm (Saxophone Ensemble) and 6:30 – 8:30 pm (Concert Winds Ensemble) at Los Gatos United Methodist Church (LGUMC) (map)