YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE OF WESTCHESTER

 

We are very excited to be celebrating the 11th season for the Senior Wind
ensemble, as well as the 2nd full season for Junior Winds. 

 

This organization has TWO student VIRTUAL groups!

This year there is no audition required.

This year students and the conductor will work together, utilizing Zoom video conferencing and a digital audio workstation, Soundtrap. During the meetings, students will work together in small groups, to improve their musicianship and ensemble skills by collaborating on a virtual performance. They will work to create music as a large ensemble, as well as in some chamber groups. Despite the continued pandemic situation, we are very excited about the possibilities for music-making this year. 

Junior Wind Ensemble of Westchester

For middle school students 

Students should play at about a level 2 NYSSMA to join

(although they don’t have to have actually played at NYSSMA).

Conducted by Micah Sprague (Sleepy Hollow Middle School Band Dir. & Dept. Chair)

Youth Wind Ensemble of Westchester
For high school students (or the very advanced middle school student)
Conducted by Bradley Morrison (Director of Cultural Arts for the Ossining School System)

ABOUT

YOUTH WIND ENSEMBLE OF WESTCHESTER

Youth Wind Ensemble of Westchester, in Ossining, NY, Bradley Morrison, conductor, has achieved Second Place in     The American Prize in Band Performance competition, 2017-18, in the youth division.

Youth Wind Ensemble of Westchester is an ensemble of highly motivated high school students interested in playing music from the Wind Ensemble/Concert Band literature. The ensemble is comprised of Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students from all around Westchester County and represents students from over a dozen different area high schools.

 

Mr. Bradley Morrison is the founder, conductor, and director of YWEW. He holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education from the Fredonia School of Music at SUNY Fredonia, as well as a Masters Degree and an Advanced Diploma in Educational Leadership from Mercy College and The College of New Rochelle, respectively. Mr. Morrison currently works as the Director of Cultural Arts for the Ossining Union Free School District, where he oversees the Music, Art, and Theater curricula and programs for the over 4,500 students in the Ossining Schools. Mr. Morrison is a leader in music education at the local and state level. He is the Founder of the Rivertowns Middle School Honor Band and Orchestra Festival.  He is president of the Westchester County Arts Leadership Association; president of the New York State Band Director's Association, and has previously served on the executive board of the Westchester County School Music Association. Mr. Morrison maintains active membership in the New York State School Music Association and the National Association for Music Education. He is active as a clinician and guest conductor throughout the region.



 

Winter 2017
 
 

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Rehearsal Space

Band Room (Room 117) Ossining High School
29 S. Highland Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562

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