Bay Area Youth (BAY) Winds is Tampa Bay’s premier outlet for outstanding students from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Hernando counties to perform advanced and collegiate-level music with equally talented and motivated peers. This Spring, BAY Winds will celebrate its 12th year of providing exceptional performance opportunities for intermediate and advanced middle school and high school students in tiered wind ensembles.
Membership in BAY Winds is by audition only. All ensembles take place each spring and rehearse on Monday evenings at the USF School of Music. Notable guest conductors have included John Carmichael, Samuel Hazo, Michael Sweeney, Quincy Hilliard, Les Hicken, and Florida Wind Band's Artistic Director & Conductor, Dr. Matthew McCutchen.
Sponsorships are available for BAY Winds! If you are interested in sponsoring a student today, please fill out our BAY Winds Sponsorship Form and we will be in touch via email with next steps including official documentation and additional formalities related to your specific sponsorship level.
Click the link below for more information on auditioning for BAY Winds.
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