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New England Youth Wind Ensemble

The UMass Lowell New England Youth Wind Ensemble brings together 60 talented high school musicians from New England with college students from the UMass Lowell Department of Music.

UML-New England Youth Wind Ensemble

The New England Youth Wind Ensemble is open to high school and home schooled students in grades 9 - 12. This type of honor's band /wind ensemble provides a unique opportunity for all students. If you have had the opportunity to perform in junior district, districts, or the like, this is for you! Each musician is challenged with significant responsibilities and the growth in each individual's musical skills and development is tremendous! Rehearsals are January through April, with an evening concert in early May.


Friday May 1, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Durgin Concert Hall

  • On May 1, 2020 students should arrive early for warm-up (approx. 6 p.m. or later). Specific Information (concert dress) and exact times are provided at rehearsals.
  • Sound check and a brief rehearsal will follow until 7:05 p.m.
  • Guests may enter the hall after 7:05 p.m. for our 7:30 p.m. concert.

Snow and Inclement Weather

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.

Enrollment 2020

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Mondays: 6:45-9 p.m.
January 20 - April 27

  • First Rehearsal: Monday, January 20 (MLK day)
  • Enrollment will remain open through January 27
  • Application for NEYWE Sr.: Online Registration
  • Refer a Friend! Receive a $25 discount per friend referred. See the Application page for details!
    • Dress Rehearsal is Monday, April 27 (please do all possible to be present).
    • Location: UMass Lowell Concert Hall (or room 113 one or two nights).
    • We will NOT rehearse on President's Day in February.
    • We DO rehearse college spring break, Monday March 9.
    • We  WILL rehearse Patriots Day in April.
  • Make a Donation - under "Other" please make sure to specify New England Youth Wind Ensembles.

More Information

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact: Director, Deb Huber by email: or phone: 978-934-4133.

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