The Florida College Wind Ensemble performs some of the best literature written for the medium, most of it written for and recorded by professional and collegiate ensembles. Whether you were a member of an All-State or Honor Band—as many of our members were—or just loved making music with your friends in high school, there is a role for you to play in this ensemble. Our students enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of learning and performing advanced music with fellow Christians who have various college majors and who come from different parts of the world. The Wind Ensemble performs at Fall and Spring concerts, the February Lectures Concert, and the annual Spring Tour. When the concert attire comes off and the Pep Band uniforms go on, nothing compares with the excitement of the Falcon basketball team taking the floor while the stands rock to the beat of the Falcon Pep Band!
The Florida College Jazz Ensemble performs many musical styles—swing, Latin, rock, etc. In addition to regular semester concerts, our performances include select Falcon Days concerts for prospective students and parents, the annual Jazz Holiday event in December, the Lectures Concert, and the “Coffee vs. Curfew” late evening in April. This group also sometimes tours with the Wind Ensemble.
The String Ensemble performs music for small ensembles and joins with wind players and guest string players to perform pieces written for full orchestra, including performances with chorus and guest soloists.
For more information about string opportunities at Florida College, contact Dr. Jon Bassett at email@example.com.