San Antonio Youth Wind Ensembles (SAYWE)
The San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble (SAYWE) was founded in 2010 as the premier honor wind ensemble for youth in the San Antonio and surrounding areas. Its purposes are to provide a positive musical experience in an artistic environment for advanced instrumentalists in wind and percussion performance, and to supplement the outstanding music education programs in the public and private schools in the region. The SAYWE rehearses and performs grade five and six (collegiate and professional) original wind band literature composed over a wide span of stylistic compositional periods. As an ensemble, SAYWE serves as ambassadors of culture and youth performance for the city of San Antonio and the surrounding area. The SAYWE season runs from November-June. CE Registration Form
The 2013-2014 repertoire included Grainger’s Children’s March, Young’s Tempered Steel, …GO by Hazo, Liturgical Dances by Holsinger, Tocatta Marziale by Vaughn Williams, Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances, Eric Whitacre’s Sleep, Armenian Dances by Alfred Reed, Fucik’s Thunder and Blazes, Music from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Frozen as well as Richard Saucedo’s Windsprints and Sousa’s The Thunderer and The Stars and Stripes Forever.
Rehearsals and Requirements
SAYWE rehearses at St. Philip’s College, Watson Fine Arts Center, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, SATX. 78203
On Saturday’s either at 9am-noon (SAYWE I) or 1pm-4pm (SAYWE). All SAYWE musicians are expected to participate in their school music programs.
SAYWE Audition Information for the 2014-2015 Season
Watch performances on YouTube.
St. Philip’s College Community Choir
The SPC Community Choir seeks to engage college and community members a unique opportunity to learn and share vocal music in its variety of genres. The Community Choir offers its students performance opportunities on the main campus of St. Philip’s College. CE Registration Form
Summer Musical Theater Workshop
This program seeks to instruct students in the mechanics of creating an original musical theater production, with performance-based outcomes. Students will learn about all areas involved in creating a successful production including physical/vocal training, staging and stage directions, choreography, cueing for sound & lights. The Summer Musical Theatre Workshop strives for excellence in theatre instruction.
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The Summer Musical Theater Workshop presents Rudyard Kiplings "Just So Stories". This production will take place in the Watson Fine Arts Center located on the St. Philip’s College campus. Click here for more information.
Academy of Fine Arts - Jazz Band
The AFA Jazz Band provides instrumental students an extended opportunity to develop their ensemble playing in a stylized Jazz Band format, and also allows students to develop as soloists. Our goal is to provide the foundation for a life-long passion for the enjoyment of Jazz music in its multitude of performance opportunities. CE Registration Form
The Academy of Fine Arts Jazz Ensemble (AFA Jazz) will hold its season finale performance on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:30pm in the Watson Fine Arts Center Theater on the main campus of St. Philip's College. The AFA jazz consists of the finests jazz musicians in the San Antonio Area. The AFA Jazz will perform highlights from the 2014 season as well as new charts. Join the AFA Jazz as they close out another wonderful season! Admission is free and open to the public.
AFA Jazz Presents 2014 Jazz Invitational
SAYWE Presents Stage and Screen
In the Headlines
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