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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 15, 2018 and concluding with an evening concert on October 20, 2018 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 15 - October 20, 2018

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 2018.  Please fill out and submit your application by Saturday, June 9, 2018. 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: $85*, refundable if student is not placed. (Fees are as of Fall 2018.)


Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.


Click here for the application form for the 2018 Junior Wind Symphony.