Senior Wind Ensemble

Conductor: Janet Underhill

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Senior Wind Ensemble is an auditioned ensemble that accepts students intermediate and above.  Repertoire is chosen based on the configuration of the ensemble and performs works in a variety of styles.  Past performances included works by Weill, Handel, Haydn, Orff, PDQ Bach and Tomasi. The ensemble has premiered 3 pieces written specifically for them. The ensemble frequently collaborates with piano, harp, voice and chamber strings.



Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Community Music Center of Boston

2017-2018 Performances

Saturday, November 4 (Performathon)

December 16, March 17, June 16 (Ensembles Concerts)


A special audition date for the Senior Wind Ensemble will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Annual Auditions are held in June.

Auditioning musicians should be prepared to play scales appropriate to their level of ability (at least Senior District-level), two short contrasting solo selections from the standard solo repertoire for their instrument, one that demonstrates fast technical playing and the other slow lyrical playing, and sightreading.

Complete THIS FORM to schedule an audition.

Contact: Will Fickes, Artistic Director – or 617-482-7494




Conductor: Janet Underhill

Ms. Underhill teaches at the South Shore Music Center and Boston College as well as serving as Manager for the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (GBYSO) and Director of Instrumental Music at St. Mark’s School. She has performed with the Moody Blues, Placido Domingo, Tony Bennett and the Panamanian Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Harvard University Mozart Society Orchestra, GBYSO, and the Little Orchestra of Victoria. She has also performed in Minneapolis, Chicago, Holland, New York City and St. Petersburg, Russia. She is also a member of Alea III. She has developed a cataloguing system for ethnic recordings with composer Martin Bartlett and has organized Gunther Schuller’s personal collection. She is the recipient of the 2001 Kay Logan Award for her development of the chamber music program at GBYSO.