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THE B-WELL WIND SYMPHONY

Sophisticated Elegance

The Wind Symphony is the varsity level of Band class offered at Braswell HS. Students in this class will work on very high level music for performance throughout the school year.  This group has rehearsals and performances which require co-curricular participation. Students in this class are required to take private lessons to maintain their status in this prestigious organization. Students in this ensemble will be required to perform a solo and an ensemble at the solo and ensemble festival or some other qualified jury process.  Membership in this Band is based on an audition and Directors’ approval. 

Braswell HS Wind Symphony

Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein

UIL Performance- April 23rd,  2021

Aaron Snipes, III, Conductor

What the Judges Said:

"What an exciting program.  I'm glad that you are not afraid to play wind band standards!

 

"Musically, the technical lines had shape, and the dynamic contrasts were very effective."

"Great full band sound!"

Braswell HS Wind Symphony

Symphonic Movement by Vaclav Nelhybel

UIL Performance- April 23rd,  2021

Aaron Snipes, III, Conductor

What the Judges Said:

"The band creates many beautiful colors and textures. Balance and blend are outstanding throughout the program."

 

"Percussion does a great job of adding color to the ensemble"

"Outstanding technical facility in each section!"

Braswell HS Wind Symphony

Pas Redouble by Camille Saint Saens

UIL Performance- April 23rd,  2021

Aaron Snipes, III, Conductor

What the Judges Said:

 "This was a very musical performance! Dynamic contrast and phrase shaping all well done!"

 

"You are a very mature sounding group!"

"Great work by the ensemble and director on this program. Shows lots of attention to detail and excellent playing from the student musicians."

Braswell HS Wind Symphony

Fairest of the Fair by John Philip Sousa

UIL Performance- April 16th, 2019

Aaron Snipes, III, Conductor

What the Judges Said:

"Band performs with incredible vibrant tone and sonority...wonderful detail!

 

"Loved your extreme musicality"

"Best dynamics of the day---So musical!"

Braswell HS Wind Symphony

Glaciers by Scott Director

UIL Performance- April 16th, 2019

Aaron Snipes, III, Conductor

What the Judges Said:

"Great teaching and learning in this ensemble---Bravo!"

 

"Because you do such good fundamentals in tone & technique, you are able to focus on making music during your performance"

"Students play with full confident tone--Good matching and listening skills in this group"

Braswell HS Wind Symphony

Havendance by David Holsinger

UIL Performance- April 16th, 2019

Aaron Snipes, III, Conductor

What the Judges Said:

"Thanks for placing top priority on musicianship and details"

"Bravo to outstanding band AND conductor---Keep up your wonderful work!"

"Beautiful musical details.  Lots of thoughtful & passionate expression.  That's ART!"

Braswell HS Wind Symphony

Symphonic Dance No. 3 by Clifton Williams

UIL Performance- April 19th, 2018

Aaron Snipes, III, Conductor

What the Judges Said:

"Passionate teaching.  Dedicated group of young people.  Bravo!"

"Very good attention to balance & musical details. Exciting ending!"

"Wow! What a great ensemble sound!"

Braswell HS Wind Symphony

The Tahoka Galop by Williams Owens

UIL Performance- April 19th, 2018

Aaron Snipes, III, Conductor

What the Judges Said:

 

"Brilliant musical choices"

"Yes! Dynamics executed!"

"Thank you for committing to making musical moments happen!"

Braswell HS Wind Symphony

Ghost Fleet by Robert Sheldon

UIL Performance- April 19th, 2018

Aaron Snipes, III, Conductor

What the Judges Said:

"Wonderful "special" moments that make THIS group special and stand out!" 

"Excellent attention to musical details and contrast. Wow!"

"So expressive and engaging..."

Braswell HS Wind Symphony

Requiem by Quincy Hilliard

Spring Concert- May 21st, 2018

Aaron Snipes, III, Conductor