Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble


Welcome to the Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble website. The NSYWE is Nova Scotia’s honours wind ensemble for young talented musicians ranging in age from junior high school to university.

Approximately 60 musicians play in the NSYWE. Prospective members submit recorded auditions in the spring and those who are accepted into the ensemble are invited to attend a weekend boot camp in late summer.

In a “normal” season, the NSYWE meets for three weekends in the late summer and fall, including boot camp, and present a fall concert. The team re-groups in the new year for three more weekends and presents a winter season finale concert during the third weekend.

The NSYWE conducted a fall tour on November 1-2, visiting New Glasgow, Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury. A South Shore tour may take place in the 2019-20 season.