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

The Last Hive Mind II by Shuying LI (2020)

2021 Spring Repertoire

Festive Overture - Shostakovich/Hunsberger

Hill Country Sketches - Bruce Bray

Play! - Carl Holmquist

Who's Who in Navy Blue - Sousa

2020/21 Early Spring Repertoire

The Last Hive Mind II - Shuying Li

Variations on a Korean Folk Song - John Barnes Chance

Music From Mission: Impossible - arr. Jay Bocook

British Eighth March - Zo Elliot

The Acorn Scandal - David Starrett

2020/21 Semester I Repertoire

Sheltering Sky - John Mackey

Bayou Breakdown - Brant Karrick

Second Suite in F - Gustav Holst

Vesuvius (flex) - Frank Ticheli

Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson

Pursuit - J. Scott McKenzie

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

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