Oklahoma Youth Winds (OYW)
Founded in 2004, the Oklahoma Youth Winds (OYW) is made up of talented high school wind and percussion students. This challenging honor wind ensemble provides experience in musical preparation and performance that students can take to their own high school band programs and exposes students to literature that they may not play in their school programs. The OYW has been invited to perform as an Honor Ensemble at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association annual in-service three times since 2013.
The conductor, since its inception, is Dr. Matthew Mailman. The OYW rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at Oklahoma City University. Guests and any high school students interested in joining are welcome at every rehearsal!