Director: Miss Candace Horton
The Wind Ensemble is the advanced level band at Thomas Middle School. The Wind Ensemble is open to band students by audition. All band students submit a placement audition to be placed in the appropriate band. The Wind Ensemble rehearses Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7:15 AM to 8:02 AM in the band room.
Three public performances are scheduled each school year for the Wind Ensemble, as well as at least one appearance at a judged event. All members of the Wind Ensemble have one group band lesson each week in addition to their band rehearsal. Band lessons are scheduled on a rotational schedule from class periods throughout the school day.
The Wind Ensemble has had the honor of being selected as a "SuperState" band 3 times by the highly competitive Superstate Band Festival, held at the University of Illinois (2013, 2016 & 2020). The success of our band program is due to the support and hard work of D25 administration, parents, the band staff, our private instructors, and most importantly, our students.