Small Ensembles class is comprised of both instrumental and vocal music students who enjoy performing music in small group settings and have experience performing in either band or choir. Students have the opportunity to perform solos, duets, trios, and quartets in multiple genres and styles. The aesthetic aspect of the music is stressed and emphasis is placed on musical style and individual musicianship. Additionally, students learn basic music theory and history, and transfer that knowledge to their musical performances. The Small Ensembles class performs approximately four concerts per year - a Fall concert in November, a Christmas concert in December, a mid-winter concert in February, and a spring concert in May. 

Music Selections for November 6 Concert

  • Violin Concerto in G Major (Joseph Haydn) - Violin Solo

  • The Slave Boat Song (Traditional) - Bagpipes Solo

  • Aria for Alto Saxophone and Piano (Eugene Bozza) - Alto Saxophone Solo with Piano Accompaniment 

  • Light the Sky (Grace Vanderwaal) - Vocal Solo with Ukulele Accompaniment 

  • Lava (Disney Short Song) - Vocal Solo with Ukulele Accompaniment 

  • The Circle of Life from "The Lion King" (Hanz Zimmer) - Small Ensemble (2 alto saxophones, 1 trumpet, 1 violin, piano, and drums)