Next Concert:

Sunday, May 21, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Brendle Recital Hall
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Congratulations to these Wachovia Winds musicians and their band directors for making the All-State Band:
Haley Grace Adams, Flute, Atkins, Justin Sumners and Lars Holmberg
Thomas Hoildy-Munoz, Trombone, Sammy Gagou, Clarinet, Hanes, Mary Katherine Choat
Jacob Kathman, Trombone, Carissa Bryant, Clarinet, Meadowlark, Matt Liner
Alston Harris, Percussion, Paisley, Greg Dills
Hannah Robins, Timpani, Himani Bhat, Mallets, Reagan, Andrew Craft and Kenny Tysor
Isaac Cooper, Trumpet, Reynolds, Johnathan Hamiel
Sadie Filipowski, Flute, Summit, Sean McBride
Jonah McKee, Trombone, Caleb Kathman, Trombone, Aster Shear, Clarinet, Ashley Sellers, Clarinet, West Forsyth, Patricia Hughes-Ball and Phil Wingfield

The 2017 season has begun! Members are asked to pay their participation fee of $125.00 (families with multiple members pay only a single fee) via the PayPal link provided.
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Last year over 90 band students from 20 schools in four counties shared musical experiences by participating with Wachovia Winds. Now entering their 13th season, Wachovia Winds proudly announces the creation of a new ensemble, the Wachovia Winds Youth Symphonic Band, to meet the needs of this ever-increasing local interest in music ensembles. Rehearsals for this ensemble are Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 and are generally held at West Forsyth High School.

The Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble will continue to serve as a true wind ensemble, making it possible for local students to reach even further into the study, performance and experiences of the wind band repertoire. Rehearsals for this ensemble are Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30. Rehearsals are generally held at Wake Forest University.

Membership for Wachovia Winds will be determined by audition.


The purpose of the Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble & Youth Symphonic Band is to
 provide highly talented young musicians with opportunities to:
  • Study with some of Piedmont North Carolina’s best conductors, teachers, and performers.
  • Be introduced to the finest and most challenging wind ensemble and concert band repertoire, in a nurturing and wholesome environment.
  • Perform in various venues throughout the community.
  • Provide young musicians who share similar interests and abilities with a creative outlet where they can pursue a high level of musical performance.
  • Provide positive and life-enriching experiences through the study and performance of music.​


The Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble & Youth Symphonic Band is an educational outreach of the Piedmont Wind Symphony,  Matthew Troy, Music Director.


All members are selected and placed into the appropriate ensemble by audition.  
All students must be actively enrolled in their school’s band or orchestra class, if one exists.
Public, Private, Home School and Community College students are all eligible. Advanced younger students will be considered by audition.

There is an audition fee of $20 and a season participation fee of  $125.00. This covers music, 14 rehearsals, 2 performances (one in the Stevens Center) and principal players from the Piedmont Wind Symphony coming in for rehearsals to give specialized training on specific instruments.  Plus, the treasure of making good friends while making good music with good people. There is a small amount of merit based scholarship money. Families pay only one participation fee.

Please pay $125.00 participation fee via the PayPal link below.
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