Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Course # 600807
Grades 9–12 / 3 periods per cycle
This is a select band comprised of students in grades 9 -12, who have had at least 2 years of experience playing their instrument. All members must audition for this group in the spring with the Director of Bands.
Pre-requisite: Students who participate in this ensemble must also participate in the Concert Band.

SBRHS Music Department In-School Performing Ensembles

  • Students can participate in multiple in-school ensembles. However, all students are required to fully meet the expectations of each ensemble. The more ensembles that you participate in, the more responsibility to learn and master your music you will have. We recommend that incoming freshmen do not exceed 2 in-school ensembles, and upperclassmen do not exceed 3.
  • Concert Band – Meets 3 times a cycle during the 1st Block on B, F, & G days
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble – Meets 3 times a cycle during the 1st Block on C, D, & H days
  • Concert Choir – Meets 3 times a cycle during the 1st Block on B, F, & G days
  • Chorale – Meets 3 times a cycle during the 1st Block on C, D & H days
  • Orchestra – Meets 4 times a cycle during the 1st Block on C, D, G, & H days
  • String Ensemble – Meets 2 times a cycle during the 1st Block on B & F days

BAND App. The SBRHS Music Department will continue to use the BAND app to disseminate all information quicker and more efficiently to you! Documents, calendars, weekly announcements, and up-to-date information will be available now in this one application rather than checking weekly emails or paper documents. The BAND App is completely free to use! You can download the BAND App on your iPhone, Android devise, or access it on your computer by going to I suggest that you set it up on a computer first and then download the app once you have an account established. The names of our BAND groups are listed above. Everyone should be part of the Friends of Music BAND app group as weekly announcements for the department will be posted there. The additional groups are ensemble specific groups set up by the ensemble directors: Below are the invite codes for each group:

BAND App Groups for Symphonic Wind Ensemble:

Friends of Music – invitation located at

2017 Somerset Public Schools Band Festival

March 16, 2017

Somerset Berkley Regional High School

625 County Street

Somerset, MA 02726


Elementary & Middle School Ensembles Rehearsals begin at 4:30 p.m.

High School Students should report at 5:15 p.m.

Concert Begins at 7:00 p.m.


Donations will be accepted at the Door:

(all proceeds go towards supporting the Somerset Public Schools Music Programs)

The following Somerset Public School Bands will be performing at the Festival:


Somerset Public Schools’ 5th Grade Combined Concert Band

Mrs. Christina Rausch, Director

Somerset Middle School 6th Grade Concert Band

Mrs. Christina Rausch, Director

Somerset Middle School 7th / 8th Grade Band

Mrs. Justine MacKechnie, Director

Somerset Berkley Regional High School Concert Band & Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Mr. David M. Marshall, Director

Be sure to check your SmartMusic accounts for quarterly assignments and/or tests!

Remember to review the TOP 5 MOST COMMON PERFORMANCE ERRORS SHEET before preparing for your test!!!

The SMARTMUSIC YOUTUBE Channel is a great reference!

Click here to find out more about SMARTMUSIC

Our school band program uses SmartMusic® to help students learn their concert music and develop essential instrumental performance skills. We highly recommend students purchase a SmartMusic home subscription as it will greatly assist their development.

SmartMusic is learning software for band, orchestra and choir students. SmartMusic includes assessment tools that help to measure the individual progress of every student. With SmartMusic, teachers can give an assignment as well as record, assess and archive the performance of every student who completes the assignment. As a result of using SmartMusic, music teachers collect powerful data that demonstrates student progress.

SmartMusic changes how music is learned, practiced and enjoyed. Rather than practicing alone, students practice with professional accompaniments. The software provides immediate feedback on their performance through the built-in assessment tools. Teachers using SmartMusic report that students have more fun practicing. As a result, students practice longer, more effectively and get better faster.

SmartMusic Impact is an effective, web-based grade book that makes it easy for teachers to manage, grade, and document assignments for all their students. Students can complete assignments at home or on school computers and the assignment data is automatically transferred to the teacher’s Impact Gradebook™. Students and parents are able to view grade information via the web by logging in with an e-mail address and password. Note that while an Internet connection is required to receive and submit assignments, SmartMusic handles the rest—neither a web browser nor an e-mail application is used.

Students begin using SmartMusic and Impact by enrolling in their teacher’s class using an e-mail address and a password. During this process, students provide contact information for the teacher’s use. Student contact information as well as all class grading data is secured using HTTPS encryption and double password protection. All information is stored on MakeMusic’s servers and privacy is ensured by our stated privacy policy.

SmartMusic is a subscription-based service available to band, orchestra, and choir students and assignments can be completed at home or school. Since teachers will be requiring students to complete SmartMusic assignments, a SmartMusic home subscription is a great tool for your student’s musical development.

Please visit the SMARTMUSIC YOUTUBE where you can view many different videos that explains SmartMusic and how it motivates and engages students, builds student confidence and enriches the student’s total music experience.

What is needed to use SmartMusic?

SmartMusic works on your PC or Macintosh (chromebooks, desktops, and laptops) and mobile devices (iPad only). It requires an Internet connection to activate your subscription as well as to receive and send assignments securely online. System requirements and support contacts are listed at


We’re confident that both you and your child will quickly appreciate how SmartMusic transforms practicing, motivates students and helps prepare great concerts!

Thank you for your support of your child’s personal musical growth and involvement in the Somerset Berkley Regional High School Concert Band and or Symphonic Wind Ensemble!

2016 – 2017 Somerset Berkley Regional High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble Officers

  • President – William Medeiros
  • Vice-President – Sophia Valiente
  • Librarians – Jeffrey Silvia, Julie Beaulieu and Hannah Driscoll

Past Officers:

2015 – 2016

  • President – William Medeiros
  • Vice-President – Kaleigh Patton
  • Librarians – Jeffrey Silvia and Ian Taylor

2014 – 2015

  • President – Connor Cardoso
  • Vice-President – A.J. Martin
  • Librarians – Sabrina Brush, Kaleigh Patton and Jeffrey Silvia

2013 – 2014

  • President – Aaron Couto
  • Vice-President – Elizabeth Furtado
  • Librarians – Sabrina Brush, Alexa Pacheco and Kaleigh Patton

2012 – 2013

  • President – Connor Fortier
  • Vice-President – John Genga IV
  • Secretary – Aaron Couto
  • Librarians – Elizabeth Furtado, Cody Knight and Alexa Pacheco

2011 – 2012

  • President – Kevin Goddu
  • Vice-President – Ryan Viveiros
  • Secretary – Zachary St. Ours
  • Librarians – Brian Johnson, Andrew Conlon and Alexa Pacheco

2010 – 2011

  • President – Stephen Murphy
  • Vice-President – Corey Gomes
  • Secretary – Krista Viveiros
  • Librarians – Quentin Kroll and Rachel Mays

2009 – 2010

  • President – John Charest
  • Vice-President – Kevin Goddu
  • Secretary – Zachary St. Ours
  • Librarians – Brian Johnson and Andrew Conlon

2008 – 2009

  • President – Mason Fortier
  • Vice-President – Stephen Murphy
  • Secretary – Zachary St. Ours
  • Librarians – Emily Domingue and Quentin Kroll

2007 – 2008

  • President – Justin Lacle
  • Vice-President – Nicholas Rose
  • Secretary – Jocelyn Monteiro
  • Librarians – Emily Domingue and Megan Oliveira