Melbourne Youth Wind Symphony

Join Melbourne Youth Wind Symphony and play in a band where everyone is committed to their musical education and enjoys making music together

The award-winning Melbourne Youth Wind Symphony is considered as one of the best concert bands in Victoria and brings together the finest young wind, brass and percussion musicians from across the state.

Led by conductor Rick Plummer, this is ensemble learning in the fast lane. Musicians will be challenged with advanced and varied musical repertoire, meeting like-minded peers who enjoy making music together.

MELBOURNE YOUTH WIND SYMPHONY

Approximate standard: AMEB Grade 6+ or equivalent
Approximate age range: 12 – 20
Rehearsals: Saturday 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Instruments: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion.

 

Join Melbourne Youth Wind Symphony to:

  • Build and develop leadership qualities and sectional work and solidify your core ensemble skills.
  • Expand your knowledge of symphonic wind band repertoire.
  • Learn to interpret and understand music to an advanced level.
  • Learn to develop and vary your personal tone and sound, balancing within a complete wind ensemble.

 


RICK PLUMRick Plummer_resizedMER
 – Conductor
Rick has been the Conductor of Melbourne Youth Wind Symphony since the beginning of 2010, overseeing the development of the ensemble from a young intermediate band, to the outstanding group of musicians that make it one of the finest youth ensembles in Victoria. Throughout his career, Rick has been actively involved with teaching young musicians and directing ensembles; as Director of Bands at Cabra Dominican College, Band Director at Wilderness Girls School, Conductor at Marryatville High School, SA State Music Camp and Moriah College Music Camp, as well as acting as a Board Member of the Ross Irwin Invitational All Star Big Band. As a young conductor, he had the privilege to be mentored by Bob Hower, Bill Broughton, Gordon Lambie and Carl Crossin, and has participated in courses led by Dr. Dale Lonis, Dr. Alan Lourens, Stephen Williams, Dr. Barry E. Kopetz and Prof. Craig Kirchhoff.

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