New England Youth Wind Ensemble 2014
ENROLLMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL JAN. 30
First Rehearsal: Monday, January 23, 2014
Senior Ensemble Concert: Thursday May 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The UMass Lowell New England Youth Wind Ensemble brings together 60-70 students from the community with college students from the UMass Lowell Department of Music. This is an Honor's Band environment. If you have had the opportunity to perform in junior district, districts, or the like, this is for you!
This type of wind ensemble provides a unique opportunity for all students. With only one individual per part, students learn to listen, interpret and perform across instrumental families, and to perform with soloists. Each musician is challenged with significant responsibilities.
The New England Youth Wind Ensemble is open to all New England high school students in grades 9 - 12. The ensemble meets on Monday evenings from 6:45 to 9 p.m. in the Durgin Concert Hall at UMass Lowell.
Auditions will take place Jan. 15 from 3 - 8 p.m. There are limited times also available on Wed., Jan. 16 between 7 - 8 p.m. and on Jan. 17 at 2:30 p.m., 2:40 p.m. or 2 p.m.. this availability posting is of Jan. 4, 2013. Please email Deb Huber for specific audition times. Other arrangements may be made as necessary. The ensemble begins at the end of January and rehearses through April, with an evening concert May 2, at 7:30 p.m.
For more information contact Director Deb Huber at 978-934-4133.
Mondays: 6:45 to 9 p.m. January 23 - April 28
Note: our Dress Rehearsal on Monday April 28 will be from 7:30 - 9:40 p.m. in Room 113.
(We will rehearse in April on Patriot's Day)
Location: UMass Lowell Concert Hall (or room 113 one or two nights)
On May 1 students should arrive at 6:20 p.m., set up and tune. Sound check will follow with some rehearsal until 7:05 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Concert Dress: Ladies - all black. Gents - black jacket & pants, black tie, black socks and shoes. White shirt. If you have a tux, please wear it.
Our snow/inclement weather line is 978-934-2121. Rehearsal would be cancelled ONLY if UMass Lowell does not have school. Listen to WBZ radio (1030 AM) or T.V. channels: 4 (WBZ), 5 (WCVB), 7 (WHDH) or check the university's main website.
Information about Symphonic Band Camp can be found on this page.