Prelude Wind Ensemble

Woodwind, brass, and percussion training program for City of Milwaukee 5th and 6th graders, through school nomination only.

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

Upcoming Events

The Prelude Wind Ensemble Staff

Michael Krofta

Prelude Wind Ensemble Director

Prelude Wind Ensemble Director Michael R. Krofta recently retired as...

Connie Fellows

Prelude Wind Ensemble Director

Prelude Wind Ensemble Director Connie Fellows has been sharing the...

Sabrina Raber

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Chamber Flute Ensemble and Flute Chorale Music Director Sabrina Raber is...

Interested in Auditioning?

Each student is required to audition to become a member of MYSO. Being a MYSO member is a rewarding experience that drives a student’s musical, learning, and social skills.
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