Oklahoma Youth Winds (OYW)
Founded in 2004, 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. OYW has been invited to perform as an Honor Ensemble at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association annual in-service three times since 2013.
"The skills our daughter has learned from this program will take her well into college and beyond, if she so desires. Since her involvement in the OYW, her sight reading skills have greatly improved, as well as her musicianship. Additionally, the friendships she has fostered have made her experience all the more fulfilling."
OYW is conducted by Dr. Matthew Mailman and Sarah Neely.