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Instrumental program


Dear Parents and Musicians,

Welcome to a new year in Symphony Strings and Symphonic Winds.  These are two of the most advanced performance groups at Wilson High School and together they form our Symphony Orchestra.  I want to congratulate you on your acceptance this year!  HERE IS IMPORTANT INFO FOR YOU...


Both of these groups will be traveling to New York April 9-13 to perform in Carnegie Hall!

There will be a mandatory meeting for this trip on Tuesday, September 10th in room 501 from 6:00-6:45pm.  We will give you details and answer any of your questions about this opportunity.  We are committed to assisting ALL of our students in attending this performance trip and have funding sources and opportunities available.  Please come and find out more!

Attached is the WIMBO Membership Drive.  Please consider joining WIMBO this year.  We need parent support in order to continue to achieve the goals of excellence that we have set for ourselves.

CLOTHING ORDER FORMS are going out today and next week.  We are offering Wilson Music t-shirts, sweatshirts, and windbreakers for sale.  Support Wilson Music and show your school spirit by purchasing Wilson Music attire. (order form attached - WITH PICTURES IF YOU SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE)

EVENING REHEARSALS - Evening rehearsals will begin next week.  Both Symphonic Winds and Symphony Strings will be rehearsing EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT (see times below).  If you have any conflicts please let me know before next Tuesday.  We will work around your sports schedules as best we can, but this is a graded rehearsal and consistent attendance is required for students to remain in these top groups.  (Marching Band students see me for schedule allowances during marching season.)


Sym Winds: 6:15-7:30pm - - - Full Symphony (some winds excluded) 7:30-8:30pm - - -

Symphony Strings Only: 8:30-9:00pm

I look forward to working with all of our fine musicians this year!  Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.

~Mrs. Ellis

2019 Summer Chamber String Workshop and Community Outreach

This was a two week long workshop that focused on chamber music and ended with a performance at the Pacific Palms Convalescent Hospital.

The the students enjoyed the workshop, and the patients and staff of Pacific Palms loved the gift of live music.  

This was the first workshop of this kind we have done and it was a great success.  We would like to open it up to both strings and winds for next summer.

2018 - 19 All district orchestra

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Wilson musicians at the All District Concert at the Terrace Theater.
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All District Orchestra perform with The Long Beach Symphony on January 31.

Pictures from the fall 2018 concert

fall concert 1
fall concert 2
fall concert 3


Visit our website: for more information about the Wilson Instrumental Music Booster Organization (WIMBO), a parent based organization dedicated to supporting the music program at Wilson.


Contact Michelle Ellis Rm: 310(Guitar)/501/851  Michelle Ellis Rm: 310(Guitar)/501/851 (562) 433-0481 ex: 6149 - Conf. Blocks 2 & 7 Instrumental Music Director
Contact Eric Messerschmidt Rm: 175(Piano)/501  Eric Messerschmidt Rm: 175(Piano)/501 (562) 433-0481 ex: 6422/6166 - Conf. Blocks 1 & 2 Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra 1-2, Guitar 1-2


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