Youth Wind Ensemble

Rehearsals: Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm
Claire Nalven, conductor

The Rivers Youth Wind Ensemble is open to all middle and high school-age (grades 6–12) woodwind, brass, percussion, harp, double bass, and piano students. The ensemble is designed to provide middle and high school musicians the opportunity to perform the finest contemporary and traditional repertoire in an advanced wind ensemble setting.


Sign-up for Youth Wind Ensemble Auditions here

We are accepting auditions for the 2022-2023 school year. All wind, brass, and percussion instruments are encouraged to audition. If you require a virtual audition, please email the ensemble director Claire Nalven at Please find the audition requirements below:

Audition Requirements:

Current students do not need to re-audition.

Students should prepare a piece that best showcases their ability: pieces should be at the junior or senior districts level or higher. Students should also prepare 2 major scales of their choice and a chromatic scale. Scales should showcase the student’s range and ability. For scale level reference, see the Eastern Junior District Scale Requirements. 


Claire Nalven,