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Welcome from the Junior Wind Symphony Director

Welcome to the Junior Wind Symphony page of the Hochstein School of Music & Dance website! I hope that you will take a moment to read about the band program and other offerings from Hochstein. 

The Junior Wind Symphony (JWS) is open to advanced wind, percussion, and brass players in grades 7 & 8 who wish to broaden their wind band experience. The ensemble meets on Saturdays from 12:00-2:00 pm beginning on September 16, 2017 and concluding with an evening concert on October 21, 2017 in the Performance Hall. JWS performs level III and IV band repertoire and recently gave the regional premiere of a band new work for concert band. 

Please feel free to stop by a rehearsal or contact me if you have any questions about the Junior Wind Symphony or Hochstein programs in general.

John Rolland, Director of Bands

Please feel free to contact me at: John.Rolland@Hochstein.org

Click here for online bio.

Audio Samples from our Junior Wind Symphony

Junior Wind Symphony - Mystic Portal

Junior Wind Symphony - Joie De Vivre

Junior Wind Symphony

John Rolland, Director 

Grades 7-8, NYSSMA Level 3+ 

6 weeks only, September 16 - October 21, 2017

Saturdays, 12:00-2:00 pm 


An opportunity for motivated junior high students to broaden their wind band experience. The program includes an intensive 6-week rehearsal schedule, followed by a final concert on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 pm. Open to woodwind, brass, and percussion students entering grades 7 and 8 in September of 2017. Although the original application deadline was June 5, 2017, all positions may not have been filled; call (585) 454-4596 for more information and to request an application.

Fee: $85*, refundable if student is not placed. (Fees are as of Fall 2017.)


Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.


Click here for the application form for the 2017-18 Junior Wind Symphony.