The Arrowhead High School Wind Ensemble is comprised of the most advanced wind and percussion students in Arrowhead’s Instrumental Music Program. Many members take private lessons and participate in outside music ensembles such as the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Youth Wind and Jazz Ensembles, and other organizations around the country. This ensemble continues a rich tradition of commissioning new works. The wind ensemble has premiered works by Michael Markowski, Carl Holmquist, John Mackey, James Grant, Clint Needham, and Keane Southard, among others. In January 2011, 2016, and 2020 the Arrowhead Wind Ensemble performed at the National Band Association Wisconsin Chapter convention and in October 2014, the group performed at the Wisconsin State Music Conference.

AHS Wind Ensemble commission/consortium projects:

Instinctive Travels by Michael Markowski (Winter 2009)

To You by Carl Holmquist (Spring 2011)

High Wire by John Mackey (Spring 2012)

So Many Tomorrows by Clint Needham (Spring 2013)

Tribute: To Those Who Serve by James Grant (Spring 2014)

Uma Passachalha Brasileira by Keane Southard (Spring 2015)

Addison Red Line by Jeremy Bell (Fall 2015)

Dreamcasting by Adam Berndt (2017 - Wind Symphony)

Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Doubt... by Jess Turner (2017) 
At Her Ladyship's Request by Carter Pann (2017)

Summerscapes by Carl Holmquist (2018)

Think About It by Jennifer Jolley (2018) - ASPIRE Commission Consortium

Three Miniatures by William Bolcom (2019) - ASPIRE Commission Consortium

An Uneasy March by Donald Grantham (2019) - ASPIRE Commission Consortium

2020 Spring Concert Repertoire

Famishius Fantasticus - Michael Markowski

Hounds of Spring - Alfred Reed

The Red Machine - Peter Graham

Soul Divine - Peter Meecham

Dance of the Jesters - Tchaikovsky/Cramer

2020 Winter Concert Repertoire

Until the Scars - John Mackey

Symphony on Themes...Sousa "Thunderer" - Ira Hearshen

Star Wars Epic I/II - Williams/Smith

Circus Bee March - Fillmore/Schissel

2019/2020 Holiday/NBA Concert Repertoire

Until the Scars - John Mackey

Illumination - David Maslanka

Greensleeves - Alfred Reed

In My Perfect Place - Leslie Gilreath

Patapan - Elliot Del Borgo

Bookmarks From Japan - Julie Giroux

Circus Bee March - Fillmore/Schissel

2019 Fall Concert Repertoire

Psalm 46 - John Zdechlik

October - Eric Whitacre 

Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Melodious Thunk - David Beidenbender

IlluminationDavid Maslanka
00:00 / 04:51
In My Perfect PlaceLeslie Gilreath
00:00 / 03:50
The Circus Bee MarchHenry Fillmore
00:00 / 02:49

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