Musicians

These talented high school and university students from across the province make up the Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble. Bold indicates a returning member.

2020-2021

Flute/Piccolo

Ella Burtt, Charles P. Allen High School

In my free time, I enjoy playing piano, reading, playing ringette, hiking/camping. I want to go to university but I haven’t decided on my field of study yet! I’m interested in languages, social studies, history and music.


Sarah Goguen, Auburn Drive High School

I can play guitar and saxophone, too. Some of my other interests are drawing and painting, as well as baking. As of right now, I have no firm future plans. All I know is that I want it to involve music and be fun.


Mary Henderson, North Nova Education Centre

In addition to flute, I play saxophone, piano and sing. In the future, I want to continue working on music and see what happens next year!


Kate Noftell, Park View Education Centre


Rachel Roy, Charles P. Allen High School

Besides music, I’m interested in sports and I play soccer and hockey. I haven’t decided what I want to do in the future, not yet.


Oboe

Sarah MacInnis, Cobequid Educational Centre

I like singing, musicals, and reading, and hope to become an actress.


Bassoon

Logan Deveau, Millwood High School

I also play saxophone, guitar and bass. I would like to earn a History and Music degree, and become a professor or a historian.


Sasha Dill, Acadia University


Kaisa Morrison, Acadia University

In addition to playing bassoon with the NSYWE, I play piano, guitar, and ukulele. If I’m not doing something musical, I’m knitting or crocheting. I love playing bassoon and would like to do it professionally.


Clarinet

Isabelle Conrad, Dalhousie University

I also play bass clarinet and piano, and I like to draw in my free time. I’m currently studying math/economics, so I guess we’ll see where that takes me!


Makayla Gerroir, West Kings District High School

Besides playing – and I like to think excelling on – the clarinet, I’m a competitive horse rider in the Hunter-Jumper category. I dream about becoming a vet one day.


Lauren Kearns, Prince Andrew High School

I’m just learning the flute, but you will also find me playing hockey, rugby, or doing things for student council. I hope to teach band at the high school level for the Halifax Regional Centre for Education.


Sydney Klenavic, Dartmouth High School


Keely Lenihan, Lockview High School


Anneka Miller, Lockview High School

I play bass clarinet, flute, and tenor saxophone. I’m in Grade 12 and hope to study Music Education at university.


Brooklynn Williams, Glace Bay High School

In addition to clarinet, I play tuba, trombone and piano. I’m still deciding whether I want to pursue music as a career or becoming a veterinarian.


Bass Clarinet

Thomas Josey, Dartmouth High School

Outside of NSYWE, I play piano, guitar, bass guitar and, baritone saxophone, I also make time to play football. The future? No idea!


Sohyun (Kate) Woo, Citadel High School


Saxophones

Keigan Allen, Lockview High School


Brogan Bishop, Citadel High School


Caroline Boulter, North Nova Education Centre

I also play flute, piano and I play violin with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. And, I enjoy teaching violin. For sports, I play soccer, rugby and softball. I hope to pursue music as my undergrad degree.


Madison Card, Avon View High School

I play the baritone sax with NSYWE but I can also play the alto and tenor saxes, too. I’m in Sea Cadets now and considering becoming a musician in the Navy. Or, a music teacher.


Samantha Conrad, Lockview High School


Johnathan MacKinnon, Lockview High School

I love performing jazz in small ensembles. Besides being passionate about music, I exercise frequently. I’m hoping to earn a Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from the University of Toronto. From there, I hope to get into medical school and become a physician.


Daniel Moser, Acadia University

Besides saxophone, I play clarinet and piano. Looking forward, my main goal is to graduate from university.


Trumpet/Coronet

Chloé Duguay, Cobequid Educational Centre

I’m in the IB program, which takes up a lot of my time. Outside of school and band, I’m part of a pre-professional ballet training program. I look forward to travelling post COVID and attending university, although I’m undecided between music performance and a geography/environmental science degree.


Kristina Forbes, North Nova Education Centre

I also play French Horn and sing; outside of band, I really like basketball. My plan is to attend Acadia University and pursue a career in music.


Rishi Shard, Citadel High School

Outside of music, I like baseball and video games. I’m not sure what my future holds; I’m figuring it out as I go.


Joseph Yurchesyn, Prince Andrew High School

When I’m not playing trumpet, I like to swim. I want to go to universty but I haven’t finalized which classes I want to take.


French horn

Emma Barrett, Glace Bay High School


Ameilia Parks, Citadel High School

I’m a Grade 11 student at Citadel High School, and I have been studying the French horn for three years with Julie Cuming as my principal instructor. Ameilia She has been a member of the Halifax Regional Arts Symphony Orchestra and Halifax Regional Arts Wind Ensemble, and was to play with the National Youth Band in 2020 before the pandemic, and hopes to join the NYB in 2021. This year saw Ameilia creating and editing educational content for children and youth programs through drama, music and visual arts. She is excited to be returning for her third year playing with the Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble.


Trombone

Nolan Beaudin, Central Kings Rural High School


Charlie Cook, Sir Robert Borden Junior High School

In addition to trombone, I play the guitar and drums. In my spare time, I like video games and drawing. I hope to become a video game designer/developer/artist; well, you get the idea.


Noah Haase, Park View Education Centre

I also play accordion, the Sousaphone and the tuba. I want to study Engineering after high school.


Lauren Inglis, Liverpool Regional High School

Besides NSYWE, I also play in the Mersey Band, the Liverpool Regional High School Concert and Jazz bands, and I play piano, too. I would like to study music in university.


Simon Rostis, Citadel High School

I play piano and do some composing. I like to draw, bike and listen to classical music. In the future, I would like to go to architectural school or study conducting.

Euphonium

Cameron Boulter, North Nova Education Centre

While I play euphonium with the NSYWE, I also play trombone, classical guitar and voice. For sports, I’m involved in hockey, soccer, and baseball. After high school, I would like to study musical theatre or trombone. Or, both!


Aiden Kawahara, Prince Andrew High

In past years, I played tuba with the NSYWE; this year, I’m moving to euphonium. I play video games in my leisure time and hope to become a professional musician.


Tuba

Innes Burtt, Charles P. Allen High School

I also play piano and bass guitar, and I really like mountain biking. I’m not sure, yet, what I would like to do after high school.


Sidney Lee, Charles P. Allen High School

Aside from playing the tuba, I also play piano and guitar. I used to be a highland dancer and have two rabbits. I am currently working towards getting a scholarship for Saint Mary’s University, so I can study criminology.


Dylan Rutledge, Lockview High School

I love playing the tuba and I also play trombone and euphonium. Ultimately, I’d like to be a band teacher/music director after university.


Percussion

Brady Gillis, Lockview High School

I also like to play guitar and keyboards. Outside of music, I have varied interests that include baseball, beekeeping, and Scouts. I’m not sure about where life will take me; maybe something to do with music.


Erin Inglis, University of King’s College

I play percussion. I am currently in my first year of university, studying arts at the University of Kings College and music at the Dalhousie Fountain School of Performing Arts. In my free time, I enjoy reading and painting and, of course, making music! 



2019-2020

ALTO SAXOPHONE: Keigan Allen, Lockview High School; Meagan Benwell, Sackville High School; Sam Johnston, Charles P. Allen High School; Daniel Moser, Lockview High School

BARITONE SAXOPHONE: Madison Card, Avon View High School; Devin Oakes, Alumni

BASS CLARINET: Isabelle Conrad, Lockview High School; Thomas Josey, Dartmouth High School; Sohyun Woo, Citadel High School

BASS TROMBONE: Kyle Bauld, Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus; Nolan Beaudin, Central Kings Rural High School

BASSOON: Logan Deveau, Millwood High School; Sasha Dill, Central Kings Rural High School; Kaisa Morrison, Central Kings District High School; Cassandra Oakes, Parkview Education Centre

CLARINET: Emma Forsyth, J. L. Isley High School; Sydney Klenavic, Dartmouth High School; Keely Lenihan, Lockview High School; Jessy MacNeil, Prince Andrew High School; Abigail Mendel-Elias, Hants East Rural High School; Anneka Miller, Lockview High School; Emma Wilkie, Horton High School

EUPHONIUM: Cameron Boulter, North Nova Education Centrel; Abby Rhynold, Central Kings Rural High School

FLUTE/PICCOLO: Ella Burtt, Charles P. Allen High School; Nicola Downward, Charles P. Allen High School; Nellena Gilmet, Glace Bay High School; Mary Henderson, North Nova Education Centre; Daniel MacInnis, Cobequid Educational Centre; Kate Noftell, Park View Education Centre

FRENCH HORN: Emma Barrett, Glace Bay High School; Mason Crober, Dartmouth High School; Jay Le Lacheur, Lockview High School; Ameilia Parks, Citadel High School

OBOE: Mitchell Larkin, Kings Edgehill School

PERCUSSION: Janne Bross, Sackville High School; Trinity Conrad, Lockview High School; Erin Inglis, Prince Andrew High School; Shay Keefe, Lockview High School; Blake Shepherd, Munro Academy

PIANO: Ilan Mendel, Halifax West High School

TENOR SAXOPHONE: Samantha Conrad, Lockview High School; Xingliang Li, Citadel High School

TROMBONE: Lauren Inglis, Liverpool Regional High School; Ilan Mendel, Halifax West High School; Simon Rostis, Citadel High School

TRUMPET: Luke Dobson, Charles P. Allen High School; Chloé Duguay; Cobequid Educational Centre; Jaylyn Harri, Citadel High School; Eytan Mendel-Elias, Hants East Rural High School; Shaw Nicholson, Citadel High School; Evan Pierce, Charles P. Allen High School; Joseph Yurchesyn, Prince Andrew High School

TUBA: Innes Burtt, Madeline Symonds Junior High School; Aiden Kawahara, Prince Andrew High School; James Meers, Park View Education Centre; Dylan Rutledge, Lockview High School



2018-2019

ALTO SAXOPHONE: Samantha Conrad, Lockview High School; Sam Johnston, Charles P. Allen High School; Shirin Mehrpooya, Charles P. Allen High School; Daniel Moser, Lockview High School

BARITONE SAXOPHONE: Keigan Allen, Lockview High School; Devin Oakes, Nova Scotia Community College

BASS CLARINET: Isabelle Conrad, Lockview High School; Sohyun Woo, Citadel High School

BASSOON: Myles Fox, Cobequid Educational Centre; Kaisa Morrison, Central Kings District High School; Cassandra Oakes, Parkview Education Centre

CLARINET: Sydney Hood, Horton High School; Alexandra Keefe, Dr. John Hugh Gillis High School; Sydney Klenavic, Dartmouth High School; Keely Lenihan, Lockview High School; Jessy MacNeil, Prince Andrew High School; Lucas March, North Nova Educational Centre; Abigail Mendel-Elias, Hants East Rural High School; Anneka Miller, Lockview High School; Caitlyn Skelhorn, Halifax West High School

EUPHONIUM: Kyle Bauld, Citadel High School; Jillian Rowan, Lockview High School; Abby Rhynold, Central Kings Rural High School; Evan West, Halifax West High School

FLUTE/PICCOLO: Ella Burtt, Charles P. Allen High School; Nicola Downward, Charles P. Allen High School; Nellena Marie Gilmet, Glace Bay High School; Daniel MacInnis, Cobequid Educational Centre; Georgia Sinclair, Charles P. Allen High School

FRENCH HORN: Albany Goucher, Central Kings Rural High School; Claire Hartlen, Cobequid Educational Centre; Julianne Le Lacheur, Lockview High School; Ameilia Parks, Ridgecliff Middle School

OBOE: Jessica Carver, Avon View High School; Sarah Perrault, Homeschool

PERCUSSION: Trinity Conrad, Harold T. Barret Junior High School; Zachary Fraser, Sydney Academy; Svenja Hoffmann, Halifax West High School; Maddie Tufts, Lockview High School

TENOR SAXOPHONE: Madelyn Carter, Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School; Mitchell Hiscock, Glace Bay High School; Xingliang Li, Citadel High School

TROMBONE: Nolan Beaudin, Central Kings High School; Lauren Inglis, Liverpool Regional High School; Hannah Patrice Lever, Cobequid Educational Centre; Ilan Mendel, Halifax West High School; Simon Rostis, Citadel High School

TRUMPET: Luke Dobson, Charles P. Allen High School; Gillian Fuller, Horton High School; Bralee Hiscock, Glace Bay High School; Eytan Mendel-Elias, Hants East Rural High School; Shaw Nicholson, Citadel High School; Evan Pierce, Charles P. Allen High School; Jaylyn Harrie-Publicover, Citadel High School; Tyson Walsh, Millwood High School; Gwendolyn Williams, Liverpool Regional High School

TUBA: Breton Hickey, Acadia University; Aidan Kawahara, Prince Andrew High School; Maxim Kemp, Citadel High School; Dylan Rutledge, Lockview High School



2017-2018

ALTO SAXOPHONE: Ryan Kingston, Charles P. Allen High School; Shirin Mehrpooya, Charles P. Allen High School; Daniel Moser, Lockview High School; Zachary Robinson, Digby Regional High School; Sophia Waddell, St. Mary’s University; Christina Wong, Glace Bay High School

BARITONE SAXOPHONE: James Lloyd, Dalhousie University; Devin Oakes, Park View Education Centre

BASS CLARINET: Isabelle Conrad, Lockview High School; Anneka Miller, Georges P. Vanier Junior High School

BASSOON:  Corrine A. Ambler, Alumnus; Jonah Innis, Avon View High School; Kaisa Morrison, Central Kings District High School

CLARINET: Kieran Bhaskara, Dalhousie University; Jonathan Fewer, Musquodoboit Rural High School; Sydney Hood, Horton High SchoolSarah Johnston, Charles P. Allen High School; Alexandra Keefe, Dr. John Hugh Gillis High School; Bailey Lenihan, Lockview High School; Morgandy Levy, Acadia University; Lucas March, North Nova Educational Centre; Celine Opitz, Horton High School; Alyssa Wells, Avon View High School; Katrina Whitenect, Musquodoboit Rural High School

EUPHONIUM: Kyle Donald Bauld, Citadel High School; Emily Riding, Park View Education Centre

FLUTE: Nicola Downward, Charles P. Allen High School; Miranda Goodman, North Nova Educational Centre; Arlene Johnson, Prince Andrew High School; Daniel MacInnis, Cobequid Educational Centre; Georgia Sinclair, Charles P. Allen High School

FRENCH HORN: Grace Day, Millwood High School; Kate DesRoches, Citadel High School; Claire Hartlen, Cobequid Educational Centre; Julianne LeLacheur, Lockview High School; Sara Murphy, Lockview High School

OBOE: Jessica Carver, Avon View High School

PERCUSSION: Zachary Fraser, Sydney Academy; David Scott, Acadia University; Maddie Tufts, Lockview High School; Felicia Wassom, Lockview High School; Raquel Wassom, Dalhousie University

TENOR SAXOPHONE: Emma Barr, Horton High School; Mitchell Hiscock, Glace Bay High School

TROMBONE: Macarius Burton, Charles P. Allen High School: Sophie Haverstock, Charles P. Allen High School; Lauren Inglis, Liverpool Regional High School; Duncan Linsdell, Charles P. Allen High School; Ilan Mendel, Halifax West High School

TRUMPET: Aiden Deveau, Charles P. Allen High School; Gillian Fuller, Horton High School; Bralee Hiscock, Glace Bay High School; Shaw Nicholson, Citadel High School; Evan Pierce, Charles P. Allen High School; Evan Shaw, Prince Andrew High School; Alec Thompson, Avon View High School; Tyson Walsh, Millwood High School; Gwen Williams, Liverpool Regional High School

TUBA: Breton Hickey, Glace Bay High School; Maxim Kemp, Citadel High School; Dylan Rutledge, Lockview High School



2016-2017

ALTO SAXOPHONE: Ryan Kingston, Charles P. Allen High School; Sophia Waddell, St. Mary’s University; Nicolas Wannamaker, Auburn Drive High School; Christina Wong, Glace Bay High School

BARITONE SAXOPHONE: James Lloyd, Dalhousie University; Devin Oakes, Park View Education Centre

BASS CLARINET: Miranda King, Halifax West High School

BASSOON: Corrine A. Ambler, Charles P. Allen High School; Jonah Innis, Avon View High School; Kathleen Lane, Sackville High School

CLARINET: Kieran Bhaskara, Charles P. Allen High School; Jonathan Fewer, Musquodoboit Rural High School; Abigail Greek, Auburn Drive High School; Sydney Hood, Horton High School; Sarah Johnston, Charles P. Allen High School; Bailey Lenihan, Lockview High School; Lucas March, North Nova Educational Centre; Alyssa Wells, Avon View High School; Katrina Whitenect, Musquodoboit Rural High School

E-FLAT CLARINET: Morganda Levy, Horton High School

EUPHONIUM: Ross Macintosh, Cobequid High School; Emily Riding, Park View Education Centre

FLUTE: Katelyn Alward, Lockview High School; Jessica Bennett, Horton High School; Miranda Goodman, North Nova Educational Centre; Abbey Robertson, Horton High School; Georgia Sinclair, Charles P. Allen High School

FRENCH HORN: Caitlin Ahern, Prince Andrew High School; Kate DesRoches, Citadel High School; Julianne Le Lacheur, Lockview High School; Sara Murphy, Lockview High School; Mikayla Wadden, Lockview High School

OBOE: Maddie Stewart, Horton High School

PERCUSSION: Tristan Hopkins, Acadia University; Kaitlin Lightfoot, Central Kings Rural High School; Alex Marr, Auburn Drive High School; David Scott, Sir John A. MacDonald High School; Felicia Wasson, Lockview High School; Raquel Wasson, Lockview High School

TENOR SAXOPHONE: Emma Barr, Horton High School; William Mann, Prince Andrew High School

TROMBONE: Mark Carroll, Cobequid Educational Centre; Sophie Haverstock, Charles P. Allen High School; Duncan Linsdell, Charles P. Allen High School; Spencer Nichols, West Kings District High School

BASS TROMBONE: Macarius Burton, Charles P. Allen High School

TRUMPET: Gillian Fuller, Horton High School; Kate Gingell, Eastern Shore District High School; Noah Hartlen, Cobequid Educational Centre; Bralee Hiscock, Glace Bay High School; Megan Hodder, Prince Andrew High School; Margaret Hopkins, Horton High School; Rebecca Mader, Lockview High School; Nicolas Purcell, Dalhousie University; Kenneth (Jake) Sheppard, Cole Harbour District High School; Alec Thompson, Avon View High School

TUBA: Alexander Bessant, Fairview Junior High School; Malcolm Dort, Prince Andrew High School; Breton Hickey, Glace Bay High School; Hope Salmonson, Eastern Shore District High School