WCSMA - Westchester County School Music Association
WCSMA provides opportunities for advanced students to participate in All-County Honor Bands. Participation is selected through an audition process.
NYSSMA - New York State School Music Association
NYSSMA sponsors an annual Solo & Ensemble Festival each Spring. During these evaluation festivals, students perform a solo or small ensemble piece for NYSSMA adjudicators, sight-read, perform selected scales or rudiments and receive a grade or rating. Along with the rating, judges write comments to assist students in improving their musical skills. Students interested in playing at these festivals need to begin preparation early and will find more success if they study with a private teacher. Contact Mr. Austin for more information. NYSSMA Festival 2017 INFO
NYSSMA also sponsors the All State Wind Ensemble and All State Band. Advanced students are selected to participate through an audition process.
Northern Westchester Youth Honors Wind Ensemble video
Meets in the fall. Participation is by teacher recommendation.See Mr. Austin for more information on participation.
Western Connecticut Youth Wind Ensemble
Local Music Venues
Click on the link above and then click on a New York to see the many options available. If you have any questions contact Mr. Austin.
Many local music stores provide private lessons. See this page for local music store contact info.
Please contact Mr. Austin for recommendations.