The Diablo Wind Symphony announces audition opportunities for wind and percussion players between the ages of 14 and 22. Students are required to be in their school music programs unless there is no organized program or are home-schooled. Auditions are scheduled individually through an online audition form.
The DWS was started in the 1995 with the sponsorship of BD Performing Arts. The group is now co-sponsored by Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. Membership is by audition and members must be between the ages of 14 and 22, be actively involved in their school music program, and display a high quality of musicianship to be accepted. The DWS is a set instrumentation so openings depend on available spots. Tuition is $475 for high school students and $300 for college students. There are limited scholarships available.
The season runs from late August to May, and includes prominent guest artists for each concert. The group is co-conducted by John Maltester (Los Medanos College Director of Bands Emeritus and Saint Mary’s College faculty) and Diane Maltester (faculty member of CSUEB and Saint Mary’s College, and member of the Oakland Symphony).
For more information, please contact Artistic Director John Maltester.