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.


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.


Tuesday, June 13 – 6:30 – 8:45
Tuesday, June 20 – 6:30 – 8:45
Tuesday, June 27 – 6:30 – 8:45, Pizza Party before rehearsal from 5:30-6:30
Tuesday, July 4 – NO REHEARSAL
Tuesday, July 11 – 6:30 – 8:45
Tuesday, July 18 – 6:30 – 8:45

All rehearsals will be at the Lake Metroparks Environmental Learning Center, 7250 Alexander Rd., Concord Township, OH 44077.

Wednesday, July 19 – 7:00 – 9:00

The concert will be on the Chardon Square. In the event of rain the concert will be moved to another location. The decision to move the concert will be made by 4:00 the day of the concert.

Registration and Cost

Registrations are due May 1. 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 June 1 will be given a full refund. No refunds will be issued after June 1.

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