Performance Groups

New England Youth Wind Ensemble 2014


First Rehearsal: Monday, January 27, 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  from 3 - 8 p.m on Tuesday January 14 or  Thursday January 16.  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 1, at 7:30 p.m. 

For more information contact Director Deb Huber at 978-934-4133.

Rehearsal Schedule 

Mondays: 6:45 to 9 p.m. January 27 - 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)  

Concert Information

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

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