Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony I is composed of the top 45 to 50 musicians in the Fort Mill High School Band. Membership in Wind Symphony I is competitive and members are expected to strive for the highest level of individual excellence. Expectations for members include: studying with a private instructor, auditioning for honor bands, performing in solo recitals and competitions, and performing in chamber ensembles.

Wind Symphony I performs some of the most demanding literature in the wind band repertoire at the grade 6 level. Consequently, each member is expected to posses the technical and musical ability to handle those demands while contributing to the integrity of the ensemble.

To maintain membership in the Wind Symphony I, members must demonstrate proficiency by passing regular playing tests. The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands perform many concerts throughout the year, starting with the annual Christmas Concert. In the spring, the bands perform at the SC Band Directors Association Concert Festival, where they have consistently earned superior ratings. A winter concert precedes the concert festival in March, followed by a chamber music concert and the spring concert in May.

Additional Wind Symphonies include Wind Symphony II and Wind Symphony III.

Work in progress: more concerts will be routinely added.

Program History


2024 CPA

Anthem for Winds and PercussionClaude T. SmithWind Symphony 32024 CPA
English Folk Song SuiteRalph Vaughan WilliamsWind Symphony 32024 CPA
Rhythm of the WindsFrank EricksonWind Symphony 32024 CPA
On the MallEdwin Franko GoldmanWind Symphony 22024 CPA
Divertimento for BandVincent PersichettiWind Symphony 22024 CPA
Sketches on a Tudor PsalmFisher TullWind Symphony 22024 CPA
DeciduousViet CuongWind Symphony 12024 CPA
Music for Prague, 1968Karel HusaWind Symphony 12024 CPA
The Stars and Stripes ForeverJohn Philip SousaWind Symphony 12024 CPA
2024 CPA March 28 and PreCPA March 26

2024 Winter Concert

AxonJared SpearsWind Symphony 3
Cajun Folk Songs IFrank TicheliWind Symphony 3
NemesisGary ZiekWind Symphony 3
Fanfare Preceding La PériPaul DukasWind Symphony 2
Second Suite in FGustav HolstWind Symphony 2
Cajun Folk Songs IIFrank TicheliWind Symphony 2
Horror VacuiAndrew David PerkinsWind Symphony 1
Wild NightsFrank TicheliWind Symphony 1
Bayou BreakdownBrant KarrickWind Symphony 1
The Stars and Stripes ForeverJohn Philip SousaWind Symphony 1


Marriage of Figaro OvertureW.A. Mozart
trbd. Earl Slocum
Wind Symphony 22022 Spring Concert
KHANJulie GirouxWind Symphony 22022 Spring Concert
Cool from West Side StoryLeonard BernsteinWind Symphony 22022 Spring Concert
Halo ThemeMartin O’Donnell
arr. Ralph Ford
Wind Symphony 22022 Spring Concert
Children’s MarchPercy GraingerWind Symphony 22022 Spring Concert
Raider’s MarchJohn Williams
trbd. Paul Lavender
Wind Symphony 22022 Spring Concert
UndertowJohn MackeyWind Symphony 22022 Spring Concert