Mountain Ridge Small Ensembles give our student musicians the opportunity to play music in smaller groups, in contrast to a full band. Students are instructed and conducted by clinicians who specialize in the instrument of each ensemble. Small ensembles allow students to play in response to one another, work together as a team, listen to one another and react to non-verbal cues during their performances. We have ensembles for flute, saxophone, clarinet, brass, and percussion. Our small ensembles perform at Solo and Ensemble Festival, Arizona Wind Symphony Small Ensemble Competitions and festivals specific to their instruments. They meet weekly after school throughout the school year.