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Top 3 Wind Ensembles / Orchestras?

Post by GL Falker » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:25 am

We get so caught up in marching season that we forget where true musicianship and talent are showcased. Who, in your opinion, are the top three wind ensembles and orchestras in California?

In no particular order:

Wind Ensembles
Thousand Oaks
Rancho Bernardo
James Logan

Orchestras
Arcadia
Santa Monica
Rancho Bernardo

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Post by guardthepiccolo » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:13 pm

Is this california, nation-wide, or does it not matter?
Well, honestly, I haven't listened to too many groups in the past couple of years, but I have a few fav's from CA:

In no order:
Benicia HS(specifically under Roxanna Macheel, but they are still sounding absolutely amazing! And I might be a bit biased since I'm an alumni :twisted: )
James Logan HS(what aren't they good at?)
Rancho Bernardo HS
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Post by phatbob2007 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:48 pm

i do agree with ben although i am a little bias as well, the benicia high wind ensemble under Mrs. Macheel was quite good and played some extremely hard selection at an exceptional level.
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Post by clarinetking » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:46 pm

for many years the three top wind ensembles in Nor Cal (not any more) were (in no particular order)

Fairfield
Lincoln
Benicia
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Re: Top 3 Wind Ensembles / Orchestras?

Post by rosski47 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:21 pm

GL Falker wrote:We get so caught up in marching season that we forget where true musicianship and talent are showcased. Who, in your opinion, are the top three wind ensembles and orchestras in California?

In no particular order:

Wind Ensembles
Thousand Oaks
Rancho Bernardo
James Logan

Orchestras
Arcadia
Santa Monica
Rancho Bernardo
I would say that 2 years ago, and probably last year, we(Clovis) had a better wind ensemble than James Logan.
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Re: Top 3 Wind Ensembles / Orchestras?

Post by Hostrauser » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:44 pm

rosski47 wrote:I would say that 2 years ago, and probably last year, we(Clovis) had a better wind ensemble than James Logan.
Thank you for your objective and neutral opinion. ;)

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Post by ZJH » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:17 am

Y'know, your director could be reading your post at any point in time.
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Post by KingMattIV » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:02 pm

ZJH wrote:Y'know, your director could be reading your post at any point in time.
That really is a little creepy...

Anyways, I think that both Rancho Bernardo and Mount Carmel have outstanding Wind Ensebles.

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Post by dudewheresmycar » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:17 pm

KingMattIV wrote:Anyways, I think that both Rancho Bernardo and Mount Carmel have outstanding Wind Ensembles.
I concur.

Symphony No. 2 "Romantic" (Hanson) - RBHS Wind Ensemble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1LkvJKXWcc

Symphony No. 2 "Apollo Unleashed" (Ticheli) - RBHS Wind Ensemble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzAQTS_h5YY

MCHS Wind Ensemble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XEj8EUNa3s

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Re: Top 3 Wind Ensembles / Orchestras?

Post by Bakensobek707 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:37 pm

Well, because I wish NOT to be biased here, I think these are my top 3 in California (again in no particular order)

Mt. Carmel
Agoura Hills
Mt. Eden
BHS Rose Parade Jan. 1st 05
BHS Hawaii Invitational Spring 08
CSU Long Beach School of Biology w/ option in Premed
CSU Long Beach Bachelors in Music w/ option in Composition

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