The North Carolina Youth Wind Ensemble (NCYWE) is for young players spanning the state of NC. Our mission is to refine each artist’s musical skills through wind ensemble repertoire and working with professional musicians. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Challenging wind band repertoire
  • Commissioned works and/or work with guest composers and/or guest artists
  • INTERESTED IN NCYWE? HERE’S HOW YOU CAN APPLY! There is an audition fee of $16. Audition Material: submit 2-3 minute example(s) that demonstrate your best playing ability. Contrasting styles are recommended. Submit your application and upload your 2-3 minute recording/video by (DATE TBD as of 11Sep2019).
  • TUITION* (TBD for the 2019/2020 season.)

    *Discount of membership for family members 20%
    *No musician is turned away for inability to pay the participation fee. Fees are waived for those in Free or Reduced–Price Lunch Programs. Documentation will be required for need-based financial aid.


    Students who have a school band program MUST participate in their school program to be able to perform with NCYWE. This does not affect home-schooled students.

    We look forward to working with you! For further questions please email us at