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Welcome to Winds Across the Bay!

As a nonprofit organization our goal is to provide opportunities to Youth that support and encourage the study and love of instrumental music.

Winds Across the Bay is a Wind Ensemble (except for the occasional Double Bass) for young musicians who wish to become highly-skilled players. It is open to middle and high school students who display a high-intermediate to advanced musical proficiency in any wind, brass or percussion instrument, as well as, a desire to enhance their ability in the instrumental performing arts. Winds Across the Bay currently hosts two bands: ‘The Minors’ for middle-school age players with at least one-year band experience and ‘The Majors’ for players with at least 3 years of experience. Winds Across the Bay performs a broad spectrum of classical and contemporary music. In previous years, Winds Across the Bay has performed pieces by Bernstein, Mussorgsky, Ellington, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, Smeltz, and many others. Tuition for the 2016-17 season (September thru May) is $600 for Majors and $300 for Minors. Tuition includes once a week rehearsals, instrumental clinics, and two formal performances. Solo opportunities are available in chamber group sectional. Financial assistance is available.

Please note that Winds Across the Bay is intended to supplement school’s music programs and strives to work with their school programs to provide young musicians with an additional opportunity to perform quality music in a professional environment.