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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.

Audition Requirements

Eligibility: 9th-12th grade

Woodwind, brass, string bass, and piano players: prepare two contrasting etudes, movements, or solo pieces. These selections should highlight both the expressive and technical aspects of your playing. You may also be asked to perform scales (up to four sharps and flats) and to sight-read a short musical line. Note: you do not need an accompanist for your audition.

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

Percussionists should prepare two etudes, movements, or solo pieces—one for snare drum and one for a keyboard instrument. You may also be asked to perform scales (up to four sharps and flats) and to sight-read a short musical line. Instruments (but not mallets) will be provided for you at the audition. There will not be timpani available at the audition. Note: you do not need an accompanist for your audition.

Audition Dates and Fees

Fee is $400 for year.  Can be made in 2 payments:

  • $200 payment due upon registration
  • $200 due by 11/15/18.

DE HS All-State 2018 participants receive a 10% discount.

Email us with questions or to set up an audition.

Delaware Junior and Senior All-State Participants

​Delaware All-State 2018 participants do not need to audition and can register for the program.

Registration

DE HS All-State 2018 participants receive a 10% discount.

Rehearsal and Concert Dates

Rehearsals are Sundays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Loudis Recital Hall, Amy du Pont Music Building

 

Fall dates: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2

Fall Concert: December 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Puglisi Orchestra Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts

Spring dates: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12

Spring Concert: May 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Puglisi Orchestra Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts

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Delaware Youth Wind Ensemble
  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu