New York Wind Band Festival

Carnegie Hall

March 8 – 12, 2025

Thank you for considering the New York Wind Band Festival as your music performance tour. 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 four high school groups and one showcase university ensemble.

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 four adjudicated ensembles and one university/community showcase ensemble. 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 for this event has included composer Johan de Meij; Virginia Allen, formerly at The Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music; Dr. James McRoy from Long Island University and William V. Johnson, Professor Emeritus from California Polytechnic State University.

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 2025

APPLY NOW  2025 Itinerary PDF  Concert Tickets

Performance Tours

Music Festivals

New Music