As part of our Educational Outreach, the Saint Louis Wind Symphony founded the Saint Louis Wind Symphony Youth Ensemble in 2017. The ensemble is open to high school or college students, age 14-22, who play a standard band instrument, qualified for their district-level honor ensemble, and have interest in performing challenging, high-quality literature with other dedicated musicians.
St. Louis Wind Symphony Youth Ensemble
2022 Saint Louis Wind Symphony Youth Ensemble Information
Who: Membership is open to band students ages 14-23 actively participating in their high school or college band or orchestra program. High school students who qualified for their MMEA or IMEA district honor band, have been a past participant in the previous year’s Youth Ensemble, or are active in the college band program are automatically eligible. NEW THIS YEAR: Any student may submit an audition for acceptance in the ensemble. Audition materials and submission instructions will be communicated at a later date.
When: Rehearsals are February 27 (3pm-6pm), March 6 and 13 (4:30pm-6:00pm), and March 19 (Time TBA). Concert is Sunday, March 20 at 3:00pm with the Saint Louis Wind Symphony.
Where: All Sunday rehearsals take place at the Skip Viragh Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Chaminade College Preparatory School, St. Louis, MO. The performance and March 19 rehearsal will take place at the 560 Music Center (560 Trinity Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63130).
IMPORTANT: DUE TO FACILITY REQUIREMENTS, ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AND PROVIDE A BELL COVER AND MUSICIAN’S MASK.
How to Apply: CLICK HERE to apply online for participation in the 2022 season.
If you have any further questions, you can email the directors here (insert link to [email protected])
Sam Goldstein Memorial French Horn Scholarship
Each year eligible students, members from the French horn sections of the Missouri and Illinois High School All State Bands, are contacted in December following All State selection. The students are provided the opportunity to audition for this scholarship in January. Additional details on the scholarship and audition information will be provided upon invitation.
The scholarship offering will be presented at the final concert of the Saint Louis Wind Symphony season. The recipient will also be offered the opportunity to rehearse with and perform on this concert in the Wind Symphony French horn section.
To date, the scholarship has been funded from the Goldstein Commission fund – we are requesting donations to insure that this scholarship can be funded on a long-term basis.
If you wish to contribute to this scholarship fund, please contact:
Treasurer, Saint Louis Wind Symphony
PO Box 16010
Clayton, MO 63105
2017 – Brandon Thibodeau
Brandon was a sophomore from Holt, MO, and a member of the 2017 Missouri All State Band. He received a $250.00 scholarship and performed with the Saint Louis Wind Symphony on the March 12, 2017 concert.
2016 & 2015 – Olivia Bolden
Olivia was a junior at Rockwood Summit High School, Fenton MO, and a member of the 2015 Missiouri All State Band. With this scholarship, she planned to continue her music studies in preparation for All Suburban and All State Band auditions, as well as college auditions. Olivia received a $250.00 scholarship and performed with the Saint Louis Wind Symphony on the March 22, 2015 concert.
2014 – Danielle York
Danielle York was a senior at Carl Junction, MO High School and a member of the Missouri All State Band/Orchestra. She planned to pursue a double major in music education and French Horn performance at Oklahoma State University. The scholarship was presented to Danielle at the March 16, 2014 concert. In addition to receiving this $500 scholarship, Danielle also performed with the Saint Louis Wind Symphony for the premiere of ”Symphony for Sam.”