COVID-19 Update

Hello NCYWE Friends,

We hope this email finds you and your loved ones well. We sure miss making music as an ensemble. We have monitored the progress of the COVID-19 virus and have made the difficult decision not to plan any NCYWE rehearsals or performances, live or virtual through the Spring of 2021. We encourage you to continue to grow as musicians by taking lessons and continuing to be involved in your school music programs. Stay tuned for plans for the 2021-2022 school year. We certainly plan to resume activities once the vaccine has been administered and COVID numbers have declined to an acceptable level.

Stay safe and take care of yourselves,

Phillip, Verena, and Walt

The North Carolina Youth Wind Ensemble (NCYWE) was founded in 2017 as the honor wind ensemble for high school youth in North Carolina. Its purpose is to provide a positive musical experience in an artistic environment for advanced instrumentalists in wind, percussion, piano, harp, and string bass performance. The NCYWE rehearses and performs original wind band literature composed over a wide span of stylistic compositional periods. This ensemble is comprised of talented students in grades 9-12 who share a commitment to excellence in musical performance in these areas: flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, bassoon/contrabassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone (all), trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, piano, string bass, and harp.

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Composer Michael Markowski talks about the NCYWE: WATCH IT HERE