Summer Side-by-Side

Concert Band Experience for High School Students

Summer Side-by-Side Program

May 13, 2019 – July 21, 2019

Download the information flyer and application 


 East Winds Symphonic Band, an award winning community band based in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, announces the Sixth Annual Summer Side-by-Side program for band students in grades 9-12.  This is an opportunity for talented and successful band students to rehearse and perform “side by side” with the members of the East Winds Symphonic Band. The program begins with rehearsal on Monday, May 13th and ends Sunday, July 21th.  

Students will have the opportunity to perform with the band in Summer Concerts:

  • Kennywood Park, June 30th  (7:00-8:00pm)  *Everyone receives 4 free passes.
  • Zelienople Concert, July 13th (7:00-9:00pm)

Rehearsals dates will be:

  • Monday, May 13
  • Monday, May 20
  • Monday, June 24
  • Monday, July 8

The completed application must be submitted by April 30, 2019 for consideration. Please include a recommendation from your private instructor or your current band director.  Notification of acceptance to the program will be sent via email.  Note that only a limited number of students will be admitted to the program each year.

Participation cost will be $15, plus $20 for a band shirt that will be worn for summer performances. The band shirt along with khaki pants or khaki skirt is the summer concert uniform.  The participation fee can be paid at the first rehearsal on Monday, May 13th.

If accepted to the program, the expectations include:

  • Preparing the music.
  • Regular attendance at Monday rehearsals (8-10pm) at Trinity Christian School in Forest Hills (299 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15221)
  • No more than two missed rehearsals.
  • If there is a need to miss a rehearsal or concert, notification must be given in advance to the section leader via email or telephone.
  • Inappropriate behavior or inadequate music preparation will result in dismissal from the program.

For questions or to email application, please contact Susan Sands at: