The DCA Wind Orchestra provides large group instruction and performance experiences for wind and percussion instruments. Under the skillful direction of Mr. Sheldon A. McLean, and Mr. Voshaun Smith the DCA Wind Orchestra has earned a reputation as one of the finest wind band organizations in the state. With the amalgamation of the most advanced musicians in the program, the ensemble is commonly praised for its mature sonority and stunning musicianship, with respect to the performance of sophisticated literature. Major emphasis of study focuses on continuing skill development, conceptual understanding, and aesthetic appreciation needed to perform selected significant band literature. The Wind Orchestra consistently earns Superior ratings at the district and state levels, having received the Otto J. Kraushaar Award, Florida Bandmaster's Association's highest honor, for the last few years.
Band V-VI (Honors Credit) includes all of the standard requirements of band with the added stipulations of individualized performance, student leadership, student conducting, and honor band participation.
This ensemble requires commitment beyond the school day and is expected to travel annually.
Most recent performances include:
New York Wind Band Festival at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY - 2020
Music For All, National Concert Band Festival, Indianapolis, Indiana - 2018
Worldstrides Music Festival, Los Angeles, California - 2017
Kennesaw State Concert Band Invitational, Kennesaw, Georgia - 2016
The school's inventory is limited. So we encourage all families to make the investment to rent or purchase their instruments. There are local music stores that would love to help you.
If renting from Dillard, be sure to download this contract. Fill in your instrument name and complete the entire bottom of the form. Submit to email@example.com.
Note: Students are responsible for their own supplies (mouthpiece, maintencne materials, etc.)
The BCPS instrument rental cost is $20 and $10 per year and summer, respectively.
Dillard Center for the Arts
2501 NW 11th Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
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