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Welcome from the Junior Wind Symphony Director

Welcome to the Junior Wind Symphony page of The Hochstein School! 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 14, 2019 and concluding with an evening concert on October 19, 2019 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.

"I just wanted to congratulate Mr. Rolland and the Junior Wind Symphony on an outstanding concert this past Saturday evening - I loved his selections and I know my former flute student thoroughly enjoyed participating in the symphony.  It was a fantastic experience for her, and a challenge outside of school band she really needed.  Thank you for providing opportunities like this for students in the community who benefit greatly!"

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 14 - October 19, 2019

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 20 at 7:30 pm. Open to woodwind, brass, and percussion students entering grades 7 and 8 in September of 2019.

Although original application deadline was June 8, 2019, all positions may not have been filled; call 585.454.4596 for more information and to request an application or see below for the link to the downloadable application. If you are not able to download and print the application, please call our office at 585.454.4596 to request a copy. 

Fee: $90*, refundable if student is not placed. (Fees are as of Fall 2019.)


Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.


Click here for the application form for the 2019 Junior Wind Symphony.