PCS is proud to introduce the Recorder Ensemble to the students of PCS. Wade Butin will be leading this new group in the 2016-2017 school year. Students learn the soprano recorder in their general music classes in grammar school. This ensemble will take its members beyond the basics as they explore the full range of the instrument, as well as the alto and tenor recorders. These instruments, which thrived during the Renaissance and early Baroque periods, were played by kings and queens as well as the common man and are featured in compositions by composers such as Bach, Handel, and many others. This ensemble will coordinate and join with other performing groups in concerts throughout the school year.