Southwest Ohio Youth Wind Symphony was created for high school instrumentalists who wish to perform in an ensemble beyond the normal school day.

The Southwest Ohio Youth Wind Symphony membership, chosen through a process involving auditions and director recommendations, is composed of wind and percussion performers from the public, private, parochial and home schools in the Southwest Ohio area. All members must be actively involved in their school music program and must be recommended by their music teacher.

The detailed rehearsal/performance schedule will be published in the fall.

The Southwest Ohio Youth Wind Symphony performs a variety of repertoire ranging from traditional (transcriptions, marches and works of serious and artistic merit) to cutting-edge contemporary composition and music from popular media venues.

Southwest Ohio Youth Wind Symphony is affiliated with American Youth Ensembles and operates in cooperation with the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, headed by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. Through this unique relationship performers will have access to esteemed conductors, educators, composers, soloists and ensembles - providing an opportunity to experience music in a unique, rewarding, instructive and constructive environment.

Interested in joining the Southwest Ohio Youth Wind Symphony? Please fill out our registration form and we will contact you.