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

Eligibility

Woodwind, brass and percussion students currently in grades 6 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.

Summer 2018 Session Schedule

Rehearsals
Tuesday, June 12 – MS Group 5:00 – 7:00, HS Group 7:15 – 9:15
Tuesday, June 19 – MS Group 5:00 – 7:00, HS Group 7:15 – 9:15
Tuesday, June 26 – MS Group 5:00 – 7:00, HS Group 7:15 – 9:15
Tuesday, July 3 – NO REHEARSAL
Tuesday, July 10 – MS Group 5:00 – 7:00, HS Group 7:15 – 9:15
Tuesday, July 17 – MS Group 5:00 – 7:00, HS Group 7:15 – 9:15

If there aren’t enough participants to make 2 groups, then the rehearsals will be 7:00 – 9:15.

All rehearsals will be at Lake Metroparks Environmental Learning Center, 7250 Alexander Rd. in Concord Township.

Concert
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6:30 PM
The concert will be on the Chardon Square.

Registration and Cost

Registrations are due May 1, 2018 May 8, 2018. 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 $43. Participants withdrawing prior to May 29, 2018 will be given a full refund. No refunds will be issued after May 29.

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