New York Wind Band Festival
March 3 – 7, 2018
Thank you for considering the New York Wind Band Festival as your music performance tour in 2018. This will be the fifteenth year for the NYWBF; its success is credited to the fine musical ensembles that look for the best performance experience possible, and we strive to provide just that.
It is our mission to present young musicians with an experience that offers the opportunity for musical growth while creating lasting memories. To enhance this experience, the performance venue chosen for the festival is the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Admission into the festival is based on audition only and is limited to six high school groups and two showcase university wind ensembles.
ENSEMBLES: High School, college and community bands.
DURATION: 5 days
ACCEPTANCE: In order to ensure a quality experience, the festival is limited to a maximum of six adjudicated ensembles and two university/community showcase ensembles. Groups that are denied entry based on available festival capacity will be given first priority in the following year.
VENUES: Carnegie Hall
FACULTY: William V. Johnson is the Festival Artistic Director.
Past faculty has included Mallory Thompson – Northwestern University, Dr. James McRoy – Long Island University, Johan de Meij, John C. Carmichael – University of South Florida, Glenn Hayes – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro – Fullerton College
AWARDS: Based on the performance level as perceived by the adjudication panel, each adjudicated group will receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award. There is no limit to the number of Gold, Silver, or Bronze awards.
STATUS: accepting applications for 2018