The San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble performs New Century Dawn, David Gillingham. From the "With Honor - Side by Side" concert. April 12, 2015, Palo Alto College, Performing Arts Center, San Antonio Texas.
The San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble (SAYWE) was founded in 2010 as the premier honor wind ensemble for youth in the San Antonio and surrounding areas. Its purposes are to provide a positive musical experience in an artistic environment for advanced instrumentalists in wind and percussion performance, and to supplement the outstanding music education programs in the public and private schools in the region. The SAYWE rehearses and performs grade five and six (collegiate and professional) original wind band literature composed over a wide span of stylistic compositional periods. As an ensemble, SAYWE serves as ambassadors of culture and youth performance for the city of San Antonio and the surrounding area.
All members are required to participate in their school music programs. SAYWE is a part of the Division of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at St. Philips College, and it is designed to provide students the opportunity to delve further into the limitless realm of musical expression in a concert band setting. This program enhances the musical growth and personal development of the advanced student instrumentalist, and our goal is to provide the foundation for a life-long passion for the enjoyment of music in its multitude of genres. The SAYWE performs in the 600 seat State-of-the-Art Watson Fine Arts Center (WFAC) Theater on the main campus of St. Philips College in San Antonio, TX. The opportunities provided to students encompass a variety of elements:
• In-depth study of challenging Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony repertoire
• Workshops and master classes
• Direction by an experienced conductor and educator
• Chamber ensemble training and performance opportunities
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