EWS Youth! Band Spring 2023 Season

Welcome to the Eastern Wind Symphony Youth! Band (EWSYB).  The EWSYB prides itself in performing advanced wind band repertoire at a very high level while engaging students in a rehearsal process that teaches them strong independent musicianship skills and creative thinking. 

Please note: All participants (students and staff) are required to meet the current COVID vaccination and/or testing recommendations of our rehearsal and performance venues.  Eastern Wind Symphony Youth! will not be collecting proof of vaccination or testing.  However, all participants should familiarize themselves with the current COVID vaccination and/or testing requirements of these rehearsal and performance spaces.

2023 Season Dates

2023 Season Dates

Rehearsals:

DATE TIME LOCATION
January 28 11:15 – 2:15 Montgomery H.S.
February 4 12:15 – 2:45 Immaculata H.S.
February 11 12:15 – 2:45 Immaculata H.S.
March 4 12:15 – 2:45 Immaculata H.S.
March 11 12:15 – 2:45 Immaculata H.S.
March 25 12:15 – 2:45 Immaculata H.S.
April 1 11:15 – 2:15 Montgomery H.S.
April 15 11:15 – 2:15 Montgomery H.S.
April 22 11:15 – 2:15 Montgomery H.S.
April 29 12:15 – 2:45 Immaculata H.S.
May 6 12:15 – 2:45 Immaculata H.S.
May 13 11:15 – 2:15 Montgomery H.S.
May 20 11:15 – 2:15 Montgomery H.S.
June 3 11:15 – 2:15 Montgomery H.S.
June 10 11:15 – 2:15 Montgomery H.S.

 

Concerts:

 

DATE TIME LOCATION
May 14 2:00 p.m. TBD
June 17 8:00 p.m. Richardson Auditorium Princeton, NJ
VIEW these recordings from the 2019 EWS YB June performance in Richardson Auditorium in Princeton.

Select the link below to view these recordings:

Give Us This Day by David Maslanka

Elegy for a Young American by Ronald Lo Presti

Armenian Dances by Alfred Reed

At Twilight by Tyler S. Grant

WORK WITH WORLD CLASS MUSICIANS!

Use these links to listen to recordings of the EWS Youth Band rehearsing with world class conductors and musicians.

Ray Cramer EWSYB rehearsal 1
The EWS Youth Band in rehearsal with Ray Cramer!!  Professor Cramer is the retired director of bands from Indiana University, Bloomington.  He is one of the world’s most sought after conductors and EWS was honored to have him working with the Youth Band students!

EWSYB Rehearsal – Ray Cramer 2
Another clip of Ray Cramer rehearsing EWS Youth Band at Richardson Auditorium.  It was an honor to have him work with both the Youth Band students and the Eastern Wind Symphony.

EWSYB James Keene Rehearsal 1
It is a goal to expose the Youth Band students to some of the finest and most important artists in the wind band world.  In addition to Ray Cramer, the students had the chance to work with James Keene, the retired director of bands from the University of Illinois.  Here is a clip of Professor Keene working with the students on Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy.

EWSYB Rehearsal – James Keene 2
Here is another clip of the EWS Youth Band students working with Professor Keene.