The Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble is affiliated with American Youth Ensembles, a network of instrumental organizations offering middle and high school musicians an opportunity to perform with other student instrumentalists who simply enjoy making music.

The Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble membership, chosen through a process involving director recommendations and an audition, is composed of wind and percussion performers from the public, private, parochial and home schools in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area. All members must be actively involved in their school music program and must be recommended by their music teacher.

AYE ensembles perform a variety of repertoire ranging from traditional (transcriptions, marches and works of serious and artistic merit) to cutting-edge contemporary composition and music from popular media venues.

The Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble operates under the auspices of the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, headed by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. Through this unique relationship performers will have access to esteemed conductors, educators, composers, soloists and ensembles – providing an opportunity to experience music in a unique, rewarding, instructive and constructive environment.

Interested in becoming a member of the Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble? Please fill out our registration form and we will contact you.