Summer Side-by-Side

Concert Band Experience for High School Students

Summer Side-by-Side Program

This program is on pause. We are hoping to resume the program in Spring 2024.


 East Winds Symphonic Band, an award winning community band based in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, announces the 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. Students will have the opportunity to perform with the band in Summer Concerts.

If accepted to the program, the expectations include:

  • Preparing the music.
  • Regular attendance at Monday rehearsals (8-10pm) at St. John’s Cathedral Center (210 Greentree Road, Munhall, PA 15120)
  • 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: