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.

Concert Dates:
Sunday, December 4, 2022, @3:00 PM
Monday, March 6, 2023, @7:00 PM
Monday, May 15, 2023, @7:00 PM

Important Links:
2022-2023 Rehearsal Schedule
RYWE Handbook


If you are interested in joining RYWE for the 2022-2023 season, please email to inquire about openings. There are still openings in Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone and Tuba and there may be spaces in other sections. Please inquire with the director!

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,