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Welcome from the Youth Wind Symphony Director

Welcome to the Youth 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 Youth Wind Symphony (YWS) is the flagship ensemble of the band program. It is open to advanced woodwind, percussion, and brass players in grades 9-12 and performs level V and VI wind ensemble repertoire. 

John Rolland, Director of Youth Wind Symphony

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

Click here for online bio.

Youth Wind Symphony

John Rolland, Director
Grades 9-12, NYSSMA Level 5-6 

5 weeks only: January 11-February 8, 2025
Saturdays, 12:00-2:30 pm (note change in time from 2024 schedule)


Participation in this senior high school wind ensemble allows students to broaden their wind band experience. Open to woodwind, brass, and percussion students in grades 9-12. The 5-week session ends with a final concert on Saturday, February 8, 2025 at 7:30 pm.

FEE: $115*, refundable if student is not placed. (Fees are as of Fall 2024.)

Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.