Winds and Percussion

Dr. Peter Miksza

Young Winds Program Faculty Advisor
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Young Winds

Spring 2015 - (no fall program) Check back Fall 2014 for more information!
for middle school winds, brass, and percussion students
Spring 2015 Registration: Coming soon!

The Young Winds Program offers instruction for middle school age instrumental students studying woodwind, brass, electric bass, or percussion instruments.

The program focuses on small-group lessons (organized by instrument family) as well as a full band experience.  On occasion, students will receive individual instruction.  All activities will serve the purpose of strengthening your student’s musicianship in a safe and positive environment.

Students will be grouped according to ability and/or years of playing experience so that instruction can be geared specifically to the level of your student’s performance. We are extremely excited to continue the success of the Young Winds program and hope that you and your child find it to be both a rewarding and enriching aspect of their musical life!

Who can participate in Young Winds?

The Young Winds program is designed for middle school instrumental students as a supplement to the instruction that is received in their school band program on woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. Younger players who are already studying one of the traditional concert band instruments but may not have the opportunity to participate in a formal ensemble at their school are also welcome to participate.
*Although students who are younger than middle school age are permitted to enroll, the Young Winds program does not start students on instruments.

The students will most likely be separated into two ensembles, a beginner band and an advanced band.  Each ensemble will perform several full band pieces as well as a section feature on the last day of the program.


When and Where Does Young Winds Meet?

Young Winds will meet on Saturdays from 9am to 11am in the Musical Arts Center (MAC) on the IU campus.  The MAC is located on Jordan Avenue, one block north of 3rd Street. 
Classes begin in February 1, 2015.

Dates of rehearsals: Please see schedule


Cost to Parents

A non-refundable registration fee of $15.  
Tuition fee TBD: This includes staffing, materials, and administrative costs. 


Instruments Accepted
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet (all types)
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone (all types)
  • French Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Baritone Horn/Euphonium
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion 

There will be teachers involved in this program who are experts on each of these instruments.