Wind Ensemble


The Spirit of the Sands Wind Ensemble represents the highest level of wind music. The ensemble performs traditional and challenging contemporary wind literature. The students are primarily Juniors and Seniors with a keen interest in pursuing the highest level of musical performance. They are all members of the Symphonic Band but must audition due to the limited instrumentation of the wind ensemble. They have performed at numerous concerts including joint performances with University Ensembles and community events including Statue dedications, Veteran’s Day Concerts,  the Palm Desert sponsored 911 Memorial Concert at the McCallum Theater, and many more. Many of these students continue to university and college music programs as they pursue realizing their musical potential.


Guest Conductors and Clinicians have included:

Adam Frey, Baritone

Tony La Bounty UNLV

Steve Sherman, Red Deer College (Canada)

Gary Grant, University of Edinburgh

Frank Tichelli

Ross Tolbert

TJ Jackson

Corey Ritter

Jason Obando

Stefan Colson

and many more

“Shenandoah” Frank Tichelli