The Independence High School Wind Ensemble has a proud tradition of performing the highest-quality musical works available to the ensemble.  

Concert Attire


  • Formal Concert Dress (Property of the IHS Bands)

  • Black Dress Shoes

  • Black Tights


  • Black Tuxedo Coat (Property of the IHS Bands)

  • Black Tuxedo Pant (Property of the IHS Bands)

  • White Formal Dress Shirt (Property of the IHS Bands)

  • Royal Blue Cummerbund & Bow Tie Set (Property of the IHS Bands)

  • Studs & Cufflinks (Property of the IHS Bands)

  • White Undershirt (No writing)

  • Black Dress Shoes

  • Black Socks


On January 24, 2010, the Independence High School Wind Ensemble took to the Severance Hall stage for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Included on the 45-minute program was the premier of Flourish, a musical work by prolific band composer David Shaffer. Shaffer was commissioned by the IHS Music Boosters to compose a musical work for Kendal L. Gunlicks, IHS Music Director, who retired in June 2009 after 35 years of service to the Independence Local School District.  Look for Festive Flourish under the C. L. Barnhouse label. 

Festive Flourish - David Shaffer (2010)

David Shaffer Biography
Severance Hall Information
Cleveland Orchestra - Severance Hall

* Check back for details on our second commission for the IHS Wind Ensemble premiering May 2018.

Lisa Galvin Biography

C.L. Barnhouse Publishing Company