Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Steve Gary

Membership information

About instrumentation

Instrumentation of the Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble follows the original prescription of Frederick Fennell for the Eastman Wind Ensemble in 1952, which calls for a specific number of players per part. Compared to the larger Symphonic Band, this unique balance provides greater clarity, but places additional responsibility on each player. Therefore, smooth operation of a fine Symphonic Wind Ensemble as a 'community group' means having a roster of both regular and part-time players to ensure full instrumentation at every rehearsal.

The very instrumentation that determines music rewards also requires complete instrumentation and members capable of consistent attendance to achieve it. With this in mind, we are always seeking members for alternate/substitute roles and regular players where vacancies exist.

How to Join

Please complete the below form as soon as possible to give us some preliminary information.

We'll call you to arrange for a time to meet and briefly demonstrate your playing attributes.
The choice of music (in different styles, tempos, ranges, etc.) is up to you. There is no need to perform a complete work.
In addition to a reasonably secure performance level, an enthusiasm for symphonic band music is desired and essential. It is a primary goal of the organization to provide an environment in which members can both play and share all aspects of band experience.

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