Members Information

The CYWE operates during the summer (June through August) each year. Our rehearsal schedule for each concert set is structured to be compact and tight, with four rehearsals, a sectional, a dress rehearsal, and the concert.

Registration for new and returning members begins in the beginning of March and ends on the last day of June. Membership is currently set at $20.00 (Cash or Cheque) per concert set you wish to join. Membership is valid until the end of August.

We do not hold auditions, though it is expected that prospective and returning members must have a proficiency level of RCM Grade 9 or higher in one of the following instruments:

List of Instruments in the Wind Ensemble


  • Flute
  • Oboe
    • English Horn*
  • Bb Clarinet
    • Eb Clarinet*
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Alto Saxophone
    • Soprano Saxophone*
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone


  • Horn
  • Trumpet
    • Flugelhorn (Bb)*
    • Cornet (Bb)*
  • Tenor Trombone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium/Baritone
  • Tuba


  • Timpani
  • Mallet Percussion
    • Xylophone
    • Marimba
    • Glockenspiel (Bells)
    • Chimes
  • Auxiliary Percussion
    • Bass Drum
    • Snare Drum
    • Cymbals

Please note that you must have your own instrument(s) to play with the CYWE, or make arrangements with any music stores to rent your instrument.

* Subsection of an instrument is an auxiliary instrument. It is only required under the discretion of the Artistic Director involved with the Concert Set.
** Percussionists, please speak to Percussion Manager, Chris Santos, regarding about what instruments are needed for each concert set.