The New Zealand Youth Symphonic Winds aim to bring concert band music and experiences around the country with a series of performances and concert tours. In 2017, concerts are being planned for Wellington in January and Auckland, Kerikeri and Whangarei in August. In 2016, NZYSW performed in Auckland and did a three concert tour of the South Island in July, performing in Christchurch, Rangiora and Nelson.
We provide our members with exposure to our best conductors and music educators from within New Zealand and internationally. Past clinicians/directors include: Dr. Robert Taylor, Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Conducting University of British Columbia,FLTLT Simon Brew from the NZ Air Force Band, Giancarlo Lisi, Andrew Stopps, Dr Bruce Pearson, Owen Clarke, Helen Renaud and Alex Eichelbaum.
We aim to provide a professional standard ensemble for New Zealand composers to create new music for concert band. If you are a composer and would like to write for us, please use the contact page and let us know!