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New Delaware Youth Wind Ensemble formed

High school musicians invited to audition for new group

High school musicians from the Delaware area will have the opportunity to perform in a new group with the formation this fall of the Delaware Youth Wind Ensemble (DYWE) at the University of Delaware.

The ensemble will bring together outstanding high school musicians to rehearse and perform exciting, high-quality wind band literature. The audition-based ensemble for grades 9-12 will offer enthusiastic young musicians an opportunity to enrich their school-based musical experiences.

UD’s director of concert bands, Lauren Reynolds, will lead the ensemble in weekly rehearsals and two yearly concerts on UD’s Newark campus, encouraging members to improve their musicianship through regular practice and giving them the chance to connect with like-minded young people.

DYWE is open to students who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, string bass, piano and percussion.

Participants in the 2018 Delaware All-State Band are not required to audition and receive discounts on the annual fees.

Upcoming auditions dates are Aug. 26 and Sept. 8 and 9.

Visit www.music.udel.edu/dywe for specific audition requirements and registration and fee information.

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