Membership in the Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble requires dedication. All members are expected to make the following commitment:

  1. Students will be expected to commit to all weekend rehearsals and concert. If you cannot commit to the full season for NSYWE, an alternate will take your place.
  2. All communications of the NSYWE will be through E-MAIL. Parents and students are expected to check their email regularly for important information and updates through out the season.
  3. All members of the NSYWE should be members of the Nova Scotia Band Association. If your band director or private music instructor is a member, you are a member. For membership information please go to:
  4. Auditions will take place during the spring of each year. Face-to-Face and/or recorded auditions by CD/MP3 will be accepted.


Membership Fee

A $300.00 yearly membership fee is required from successful applicants. Membership fee should be paid at the first rehearsal each fall.

Membership fees cover:

  • Six full weekends of rehearsal.
  • Director costs and expenses
  • Clinicians
  • Rehearsal and performance facilities
  • Equipment rentals
  • Music purchases
  • Social events
  • Member tee shirt