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Carolinas Youth Winds at Winthrop University

Mission

Our mission is to encourage artistic excellence in a nurturing environment for musicians in grades 9-12 through the performance of high quality wind band literature, and perform in various venues throughout the community with young musicians who share similar interests and abilities.

2018 Season Information

The CYWinds will commission composer Mark Lewis (www.leonardmarklewis.com/live/) for a grade 4 work. This work will have its world premiere by the CYWinds in the 2018 season.

Other works for the season include:

Aurora Awakes, by John Mackey

Rollo Takes a Walk, by David Maslanka

Dum Spiro Spero, by Chris Pilsner

Huapango, by Moncayo/Osmon

Selections from The Danserye, by Susato/Dunningan

Eligibility

Auditions are open to all South and North Carolina band students in grades 9-12. All members are to be actively enrolled in their high school band program.

Auditions

The Carolinas Youth Winds will maintain standard Wind Ensemble instrumentation, accepting 45-50 players per season. This includes string bass and piano positions.

Auditions will be held at Winthrop University (129 Conservatory of Music, Rock Hill, SC 29733) in the Conservatory of Music on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2:00pm-6:00pm (flute auditions will begin at 6:00pm). Registration will be in the Main Lobby of the Recital Hall. To reserve an audition time, the Audition Application must be received before Friday, November 17, 2017 (see address below). Please click HERE for the Audition Application. All students wishing to audition must pay a $10 Audition Fee (non-refundable), that may be sent in with the application or brought to the audition. Make checks payable to Winthrop University and marked CYWinds Audition in the memo line (no credit cards for the Audition Fee, please).

Wind audition material will consist of:

1)       SC or NC All State Solo (9th & 10th graders may play their solo OR choose to play
          the 11-12 solo) – memorization not required

2)      Selected major scales (determined on site by adjudicator)

3)      Sight-reading
 

Percussion audition material will consist of:

1)       SC or NC All State Solo (9th & 10th graders may play their solo OR choose to play
          the 11-12 solo) – memorization not required. Battery percussionists will need to
          demonstrate BOTH keyboard and snare drum solo material.

2)      Selected major scales and rudiments (determined on site by adjudicator)

3)      Sight-reading
 

String Bass audition material will consist of:

1)       SC or NC Regional/All State Solo

2)      Selected scales (determined on site by adjudicator)

3)      Sight-reading
 

Piano

1)      Two contrasting works from the standard repertoire (excepts of these segments
         only)

Rehearsals and Concerts

Rehearsals will be located in Room 120 in the Conservatory of Music on the Winthrop University campus Monday evenings from 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm beginning January 8, 2018 and ending February 19, 2018. The 2018 season will conclude with two concerts. One on Monday, February 26 in a combined concert with the Carolinas Wind Orchestra (adult auditioned ensemble) at Nation Ford High School, and the second on Tuesday, February 27 in Winthrop University’s Byrnes Auditorium at 7:30pm.

Tuition

Upon notice of a student’s successful audition into the Carolinas Youth Winds, a Membership Packet will be mailed to that student the week of November 27. This packet includes a rehearsal schedule, concert dates, times and locations, and a contract for membership. The Membership Contract is to be brought to the first rehearsal. Tuition for the season is $75, and is payable by check, money order, or credit card (no cash). Please make checks or money orders payable to Winthrop University (with CYW on the memo line), and mail to the address below. Credit cards must be processed over the phone by contacting Mrs. Donna Guerra, Department of Music Administrator, at 803.323.2255. Tuition covers all costs associated with the season, which includes, but is not limited to: music purchase, music rental, commissioning, printing costs, and clinician expenses.

Mailing address and contact information:

Dr. Doug Presley, conductor
Carolinas Youth Winds at Winthrop University
Department of Music
129 Conservatory of Music
Rock Hill, SC 29733
 presleyd@winthrop.edu
 803-323-4612

Instrumentation

Yearly, the CYW will adhere to the following instrumentation. From time to time instrumentation will vary depending on repertoire.

Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Horn
Trumpet
Euphonium
Trombone
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Percussion

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