New Zealand Youth Symphonic Winds

New Zealand Youth Symphonic Winds is the premiere youth concert band in Aotearoa and is part of NZCBA’s National Bands Programme. Now in its 11th year, New Zealand Youth Symphonic Winds, it was started as an initiative of New Zealand Concert Bands Association, as Aotearoa’s national representative ensemble for young concert band players to develop young talent. 

Along with other national representative youth projects, the NZYSW plays a critical role in the development of young Kiwis. This ensemble brings the best secondary school wind, brass, and percussion students together in the ultimate show of musical collaboration and development. NZYSW meets twice a year in an intensive rehearsal/coaching/concert schedule, with tutoring and mentoring from some of the music industry’s leading educators and performers. 

New Zealand Youth Symphonic Winds aims to foster youth music making, and is centred around core aims of enabling, developing and empowering youth musical development in Aotearoa. NZYSW provides the opportunity for players from all backgrounds, and corners of the country, to flourish, engage with other outstanding young players, and to gain access to top professionals in the field. NZYSW is committed to being a diverse, safe and inclusive environment, to which players are encouraged to bring their complete selves. All participants are required to agree to our Code of Conduct. 

Registration/Audition Form

To apply for NZYSW 2023/24, please complete the form linked below: