Prelude Wind Ensemble
An Innovative Music Training Program
Prelude Wind Ensemble, a part of MYSO’s innovative Community Partnership Programs, is an immersive two-year training program in woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments for fifth and sixth grade children who live or attend school in the City of Milwaukee and are underserved by music education.
Students who are nominated and accepted into the Prelude Wind Ensemble will receive small group lessons, sectional rehearsals, and full band rehearsals each week. This program is the concert band equivalent of MYSO’s Progressions strings program.
Prelude Wind Ensemble is primarily donor-funded, with all students receiving virtually full scholarships for instruments, private lessons, membership, and transportation as needed.
Prelude Wind Ensemble accepts students only via nomination from school principals, teachers and music directors.
At a Glance
- Students receive instruction three times per week, Tuesday through Thursday, for approximately 1-2 hours each day, in the late afternoon/early evening
- Students are in grades 5-6
- Directors: Connie Fellows and Michael Krofta