General Information

General Information

In an effort to bring the community together, the ECMA has four ensembles that rehearse on Monday evenings throughout the year.  These intergenerational groups include many parent-child combinations, where adults and children learn from each other. Bringing families together and helping to bridge the gap between generations, with all ages working together to provide an enriching service for the community. Through the exchange of ideas and personal interaction, adults and children work together to create a musical experience that will last a lifetime.

SPRING SEMESTER WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road, Westminster

COMMUNITY ENSEMBLES

Enrichment Orchestra 
This ensemble is geared for the young string player to introduce and refine the basic skills.  The orchestra will provide an educational opportunity, building a strong musical foundation for the beginning student.

  • Elementary school level
  • 4 months – 2 years experience; No auditions necessary
  • Rehearsals on Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm, Westminster High School
  • Students may receive community service learning hours

Enrichment Band
This ensemble is geared for the young string player to introduce and refine the basic skills.  The band will provide an educational opportunity, building a strong musical foundation for the beginning student.

  • Elementary school level
  • 4 months – 2 years experience; No auditions necessary
  • Rehearsals on Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm, Westminster High School
  • Students may receive community service learning hours

Community Chamber Orchestra
This intergenerational orchestra is geared for the developing string player to introduce and refine skills needed for advanced orchestral music.  The orchestra will practice and perform a variety of music from classics to pops. Throughout the year, students will gain experience in the string and full orchestra settings by combining with the Encore Community Band.

  • Middle school level through adults
  • Two years’ experience; No auditions necessary
  • Rehearsals on Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm, Westminster High School
  • Students may receive college credit or community service learning hours

Community Band
This intergenerational ensemble will provide an opportunity for  wind players to learn and perform quality band repertoire.  Music will be a combination of standard band literature, popular works, and ensemble features.  Throughout the year, members will also gain full orchestral experience by combining with the Encore Chamber Orchestra.

  • Middle school level through adults
  • Two years’ experience; No auditions necessary
  • Rehearsals on Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm, Westminster High School
  • Students may receive college credit or community service learning hours

Concerts
All ensembles will perform a minimum of two scheduled concerts each year. A holiday concert in December and spring concert in May. Other performances may be scheduled  in area malls, at community events or other locations at the discretion of the director. View our Concert Schedule.

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