Three Rivers Youth Wind Ensemble


The Three Rivers Youth Wind Ensemble is an auditioned honor band that provides a high-level experience for students from all over Western Pennsylvania. Members of the group rehearse weekly in our performance hall, perform high quality repertoire, bond and network with other high school musicians, and experience the artistry and fun of successful music making.

The group is conducted by The SHU Director of Instrumental Activities.


Weekly on Thursday evenings in April, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.


The group will perform during the spring concert with the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds in Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

Audition Requirements

  • Woodwinds/Brass: Two contrasting excerpts (technical/expressive), approximately 2 minutes each.
  • Percussion: One mallet excerpt and one snare drum excerpt, approximately 2 minutes each. Please indicate timpani experience on application.

Audio files (under 25 MB) can be emailed to CDs may be sent by mail to:

Three Rivers Youth Wind Ensemble
c/o Michelle Walters
One Seton Hill Drive
Greensburg, Pa 15601

Deadlines for applications and fees can be found on the application form.

There is a participation fee of $115 due in February for participants (there is no audition or application fee). This fee covers the cost of music, instruction and administrative support of the group.