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Delaware Youth Wind Ensemble

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The Delaware Youth Wind Ensemble (DYWE) brings together outstanding high school musicians from the greater Delaware area to rehearse and perform exciting and high-quality wind band literature. Open to students who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, string bass, piano, and percussion, DYWE offers an enrichment experience aimed to supplement (but not replace) students’ experiences in their own high school bands. Under the direction of UD professor and Wind Ensemble conductor Dr. Lauren Reynolds, DYWE rehearses once a week and performs two to three concerts per season.


(Returning members do not need to reaudition)

Eligibility: 9th-12th grade

Video Audition Submission: Please send an unlisted YouTube video (other platforms accepted as well). Please send the link to

Woodwind, brass, string bass, and piano players: perform two contrasting etudes, movements, or solo pieces. These selections should highlight both the expressive and technical aspects of your playing. Note: you do not need an accompanist for your audition.

Students who wish to audition for piccolo (in addition to flute) should play both instruments on the video. You may choose additional repertoire to perform on piccolo or you may repeat your flute repertoire.

Percussionists should perform two etudes, movements, or solo pieces—one for snare drum and one for a keyboard instrument. Note: you do not need an accompanist for your audition.


Fee is $400 for year ($200 for those students who join mid-year).

Email us with questions.

Delaware Junior and Senior All-State Participants

​Delaware All-State 2019 participants do not need to audition and can register for the program.


Rehearsal and Concert Dates

Rehearsals are Sundays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Puglisi Orchestra Hall, Louise & David Roselle Center for the Arts.

Rehearsal dates and concerts will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Delaware Youth Wind Ensemble
  • School of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578