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Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is the premier performance ensemble at NHS. Membership in this ensemble is by audition only. Students in the Wind Ensemble are expected to be the top musicians in the school on their instrument, and are highly encouraged to take private lessons. The Wind Ensemble consists of modern band instrumentation and provides instruction in common-practice period and twenty-first century wind literature and transcriptions. The Wind Ensemble is a class that meets every school day and performs several concerts and festivals each year.​

The Newsome Wind Ensemble earned a superior rating at district concert band M.P.A. in 2014-2020, and in 2015 and 2017 a superior rating at state concert band M.P.A.!

M.P.A. Concert Selections


The Thunderer, Sousa

After the Thunderer, Hearshen

Spoon River, Grainger


Pas Redouble', Saint-Saëns/Frackenpohl

Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon, Grainger

Divertimento, Persichetti


Gallant Seventh, Sousa
Irish Tune from County Derry, Grainger
Court Festival, Latham
Ambrosian Hymn Variants (State M.P.A.)


Amparito Roca Jaime, Texidor
Mandalen Landscapes, Sparke
Variations on a Shaker Melody, Copland
Prelude and Rondo, Holsinger (State M.P.A.)


On the Mall, Goldman

Nothing Gold Can Stay, Bryant

The Hounds of Spring, Reed


Amparito Roca, Texidor/Winter

Shenandoah, Ticheli

Third Suite, Jager

La Cenerentola, Rossini/Daehn


Florentiner March, Fucik

Lincolnshire Posy (I,II,VI), Grainger

Dedicatory Overture, Williams

Giles Farnaby Suite (State M.P.A.)


The Earle of Oxford Marche, Jacob
An American Elegy, Ticheli
Canzona, Mennin


Marche Des Parachutistes Belges, arr. Wiley
Amazing Grace, Ticheli
Variations on a Korean Folk Song, Chance


English Folk Song Suite, Vaughn Williams
Elegy for a Young American, LoPresti
Symphonic Dance No.3, Williams


March from First Suite in Eb, Holst
O Magnum Mysterium, Lauridsen
Chorale and Shaker Dance, Zdecklick

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