Mr. Alan Goidel

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Mr. Alan Goidel

Welcome to the Ardsley High School Band home page.  Playing in one of the High School Bands is a rich and rewarding experience.  We play a variety of styles of music and perform concerts throughout the school year.  We practice and work to develop many of the skills that every musician needs.  Some of these skills are: tone production, sight reading, instrumental technique, counting and subdividing, balance, and articulation.  The goal is to develop these skills as the year progresses while having fun playing music.

There are three bands at Ardsley High School.  

The Concert Band is open to all High School students who have played an instrument in Middle School.  This class meets every other day.

The Wind Ensemble is open to students by audition and is a group for advanced musicians who wish to play more challenging music.  This group meets every Monday from 2:15 - 2:50pm and every Friday morning from 8:10 to 9:00am.

The Jazz Ensemble is open to all High School students by audition.  All members must be a member of either the Concert Band or the Wind Ensemble, with the exception of guitar, piano or bass.  This group meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30pm.