About the Band

The Blizzard Youth Winds provides young musicians an opportunity to rehearse and perform a wide variety of concert band music in a concentrated, professional type of experience and gives them an opportunity to meet and work with musicians from other schools throughout the Snowbelt region. The band is directed by Greg Hillis.

Blizzard Youth Winds
The Blizzard Youth Winds perform on Chardon Square (July 19, 2017)
Photo credit: Melissa Blask, Barefoot Smiles Photography


Woodwind, brass and percussion students currently in grades 7 through 12 are all eligible to participate. In order to keep a balanced sound, there is a limit to the number of players in each instrument section. Players will be taken on a first-come basis within each section, so be sure to get your registration in early. After a section is full, additional players will be put on a waiting list.

Winter Session Schedule

Thursday, January 4 – 6:30 – 8:45 PM
Thursday, January 11 – 6:30 – 8:45 PM
Thursday, January 18 – 6:30 – 8:45 PM
Thursday, January 25 – 6:30 – 8:45 PM
Thursday, February 1 – 6:30 – 8:45 PM

All rehearsals will be at the LaMuth Middle School, 6700 Auburn Rd, Painesville, OH 44077.

Friday, February 2 – 7:00 PM

The concert will be at Hope Ridge United Methodist Church, 9870 Johnnycake Ridge Rd, Mentor, OH 44060. A dessert reception will follow the concert.

Registration and Cost

Registrations are due November 17, 2017. Registration can be completed online or you may opt to download and mail in your registration form and payment.

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The cost for each participant is $38. Participants withdrawing prior to December 21, 2017 will be given a full refund. No refunds will be issued after December 21.

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