Director: Kerry Taylor
The Wind Ensemble is the Band Department's premier concert organization and is composed of the top wind musicians at Westlake High School. Membership is by individual audition in the Fall Semester and is based, primarily, upon the Region Band audition music. The Wind Ensemble performs significant wind band literature, featuring original works, chamber, orchestral and keyboard transcriptions.
The Wind Ensemble meets during the Fall and Spring Semesters. The ensemble performs at the Holiday Concert, Winter Concert, Pre-UIL, UIL Contest and the Spring Concert. The Wind Ensemble travels at least once a year to perform in various venues across the United States. This elite group has performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL, the American Bandmasters Association Convention in Dallas, Texas and is frequently invited to perform for various occasions within the community and state. It was also the first high school band ever invited to perform at the bi-annual WASBE Conference in 2009.