EWS Youth! Band 2024 Season
Welcome to the Eastern Wind Symphony Youth! (EWSY). The EWSY 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.
New for the 2024 Season…Morning rehearsals! Participate in your school’s band program while still getting the full EWSY experience!
2024 Season Dates
2024 Season Dates
|January 27||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|February 3||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|February 10||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|February 17||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|February 24||TBD||TBD – Central NJ|
|March 2||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|March 9||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|March 16||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|April 20||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|April 27||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|May 4||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|May 11||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|May 18||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|June 1||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|June 8||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|June 15||9:15 am – 12:15 pm||TBD – Central NJ|
|March 16||2:00 p.m.||TBD|
|June 22||8:00 p.m.||Richardson Auditorium Princeton, NJ|
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.
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.