Concert Band

8th Grade Band

  • concert band, also called wind ensemble, symphonic band, wind symphony, wind orchestra or symphonic wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of members of the woodwindbrass, and percussion families of instruments, along with the double bass or bass guitar. On rare occasions, additional non traditional instruments may be added to such ensembles such as pianoharpsynthesizer, or electric guitar.

    A concert band's repertoire includes original wind compositions, transcriptions/arrangements of orchestral compositions, light music, and popular tunes. Though the instrumentation is similar, a concert band is distinguished from the marching band in that its primary function is as a concert ensemble. The standard repertoire for the concert band does, however, contain concert marches. (wikipedia)