Who We Are
The Avon Saxophone Ensemble is a chamber ensemble that gives saxophone students an opportunity to explore music composed or arranged specifically for an ensemble of saxophones.
To be a part of the Avon Saxophone Ensemble, students are required to be simultaneously enrolled in one of the Concert Bands. The Saxophone Ensemble meets during the school day during the first semester as a part of the instrumental education curriculum. There are no auditions, and anyone is allowed to participate (with prior approval of Mr. Hartman). The Saxophone Ensemble performs a large concert each spring. Featured Guest Soloists who have appeared with the Avon Saxophone Ensemble include Dr. Anna Marie Wytko from Kansas State University, Dr. Otis Murphy from Indiana University, and Dr. Kenneth Tse from the University of Iowa.
Karl Hartman, Assistant Director
2014 Performance at the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) National Conference
2015 Performance at the Midwest Clinic (with the Avon Brass Choir)
2019 Performance at the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Regional Conference
Consistent Gold Ratings at ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble Contest (2002-2020)