The Birmingham Youth Wind Symphony (BYWS) was created for students who wish to perform in an ensemble beyond the normal school day.

The Birmingham Youth Wind Symphony membership, chosen through a process involving director recommendations and an audition, is composed of wind and percussion performers from the public, private, parochial and home schools in the metropolitan Birmingham area. All members must be actively involved in their school music program and must be recommended by their music teacher.

BYWS ensembles perform a variety of repertoire ranging from traditional (transcriptions, marches and works of serious and artistic merit) to cutting-edge contemporary composition and music from popular media venues.

The Birmingham Youth Wind Symphony operates under the auspices of the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, headed by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. Through this unique relationship performers will have access to esteemed conductors, educators, composers, soloists and ensembles - providing an opportunity to experience music in a unique, rewarding, instructive and constructive environment.

Interested in becoming a member of the Birmingham Youth Wind Symphony? Please complete our registration form and we will contact you.