Wind Ensemble

Be a part of this fun and creative environment, filled with opportunities for developing musicians. This is an ensemble where life-long friendships are formed with like-minded peers. 

Ensemble Information

 

Approximate Standard*  Music Grade 2+
Approximate Age Range 10 to 16
Rehearsal Times Saturdays, 9:00am to 11:00am
Annual Fee $605
Instruments Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Electric Bass.

* Music grades are indicative of standard - exams are not a prerequisite for entry.


Applications for our main round of auditions have now closed but you can still get involved. Apply today for a late audition and have a read of our audition FAQs for more information.



Concerts

The Wind Ensemble performs in these concerts in 2018:

Update: 22/5/18, 12:00pm


We have been able to reschedule the Mother's Day performance for Sunday 3 June, 2018 and very much hope you'll be able to join us. The below details pertain to the new concert. Please note the CHANGE OF VENUE. Any pre-purchased tickets for the original Mother's Day Concert will be honoured for this event. You can still purchase tickets for the concert online (below). TYO thanks The Friends' School, all of our performers, conductors, and supporters for your patience and understanding with this alteration and we very much look forward to seeing you at the concert!

Mother's Day Concert


Sunday 3 June 
5:00pm
The Farrall Centre, The Friends' School


Ensembles Concert

Sunday 12 August 
12:30pm
The Farrell Centre, The Friends' School


End of Year Concert

Sunday 4 Nov
12:30pm
Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS


Special Project

Wind Ensemble at Kingston LINC

This special performance by TYO Wind Ensemble will feature some of our junior instrumentalists in their very own concert. 

Concert Monday 9 July

More information to come!

Many thanks to Kingston LINC for presenting this performance.



Meet your Conductor


Simon Cawthorn - Wind Ensemble Conductor

Simon is a graduate from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, where he studied trumpet and flugelhorn. Simon has played in various ensembles in Australia, including the National Australia Brass (NAB), Hobart Wind Symphony, augmented with the Melbourne Opera Company, and has been privileged to travel with bands such as Derwent Valley Concert Band to Japan, China, Canada and America.

As a soloist, Simon has won several state and national awards, including winning the National Open Flugelhorn Competition at the ANBC in Adelaide (2011). In 2013, Simon was one of three conductors in Australasia to be awarded a Lady Stewart Conducting Bursary to study under Professor David King from the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK.

Simon has also been musical director for a number of concert and brass bands, including the Hobart and Glenorchy City Concert Brass and teacher in charge of bands in several schools. He also received the Tasmanian Bands League Badge of Honour (2016) for services to community banding.

Simon has been an assessor and an adjudicator of musical performance and was most recently the adjudicator at the TBL State Solo and Party Championships. He enjoys seeing wind and percussion players reach their full potential and, in his spare time, he plays drums for Hillsong Hobart.











 





Meet your Conductors


Simon Cawthorn - Wind Ensemble Guest Conductor

Simon is a graduate from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, where he studied trumpet and flugelhorn. Simon has played in various ensembles in Australia, including the National Australia Brass (NAB), Hobart Wind Symphony, augmented with the Melbourne Opera Company, and has been privileged to travel with bands such as Derwent Valley Concert Band to Japan, China, Canada and America.

As a soloist, Simon has won several state and national awards, including winning the National Open Flugelhorn Competition at the ANBC in Adelaide (2011). In 2013, Simon was one of three conductors in Australasia to be awarded a Lady Stewart Conducting Bursary to study under Professor David King from the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK.

Simon has also been musical director for a number of concert and brass bands, including the Hobart and Glenorchy City Concert Brass and teacher in charge of bands in several schools. He also received the Tasmanian Bands League Badge of Honour (2016) for services to community banding.

Simon has been an assessor and an adjudicator of musical performance and was most recently the adjudicator at the TBL State Solo and Party Championships. He enjoys seeing wind and percussion players reach their full potential and, in his spare time, he plays drums for Hillsong Hobart.









Sean Priest - Wind Ensemble

Sean is excited to be part of TYO’s program and introducing young musicians to some fantastic wind band repertoire. He was fortunate to tour with TYO's flagship orchestra as a young trumpeter in his mid-teens. Sean currently teaches at St Michael’s Collegiate, the Hutchins School and UTAS Conservatorium of Music.

As a performer Sean entered the classical music profession at the age of 16, and has held Principal trumpet positions with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as orchestral soloist with the TSO and WASO, recorded for ABC Classics, and broadcast on ABC radio. Among many recordings for radio, CD, film, TV and gaming, he can be heard on the Young Indiana Jones TV series, Dungeons and Dragons video games and movies such as Death Defying Acts and The Bank Job. In the commercial field, Sean has played lead trumpet for international and national music icons such as Michel Le Grand, Aretha Franklin, Michael Crawford, Tina Arena, Vanessa Amorosi, Marina Pryor, Anthony Warlow, and Katie Noonan.









Meet your Conductors


Simon Cawthorn - Wind Ensemble Guest Conductor

Simon is a graduate from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, where he studied trumpet and flugelhorn. Simon has played in various ensembles in Australia, including the National Australia Brass (NAB), Hobart Wind Symphony, augmented with the Melbourne Opera Company, and has been privileged to travel with bands such as Derwent Valley Concert Band to Japan, China, Canada and America.

As a soloist, Simon has won several state and national awards, including winning the National Open Flugelhorn Competition at the ANBC in Adelaide (2011). In 2013, Simon was one of three conductors in Australasia to be awarded a Lady Stewart Conducting Bursary to study under Professor David King from the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK.

Simon has also been musical director for a number of concert and brass bands, including the Hobart and Glenorchy City Concert Brass and teacher in charge of bands in several schools. He also received the Tasmanian Bands League Badge of Honour (2016) for services to community banding.

Simon has been an assessor and an adjudicator of musical performance and was most recently the adjudicator at the TBL State Solo and Party Championships. He enjoys seeing wind and percussion players reach their full potential and, in his spare time, he plays drums for Hillsong Hobart.









Sean Priest - Wind Ensemble

Sean is excited to be part of TYO’s program and introducing young musicians to some fantastic wind band repertoire. He was fortunate to tour with TYO's flagship orchestra as a young trumpeter in his mid-teens. Sean currently teaches at St Michael’s Collegiate, the Hutchins School and UTAS Conservatorium of Music.

As a performer Sean entered the classical music profession at the age of 16, and has held Principal trumpet positions with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as orchestral soloist with the TSO and WASO, recorded for ABC Classics, and broadcast on ABC radio. Among many recordings for radio, CD, film, TV and gaming, he can be heard on the Young Indiana Jones TV series, Dungeons and Dragons video games and movies such as Death Defying Acts and The Bank Job. In the commercial field, Sean has played lead trumpet for international and national music icons such as Michel Le Grand, Aretha Franklin, Michael Crawford, Tina Arena, Vanessa Amorosi, Marina Pryor, Anthony Warlow, and Katie Noonan.






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