Tidewater Winds Student Intern Program is a regionally acclaimed educational program, designed to enhance band and orchestra students' knowledge and training in music performance and arts administration. Students are auditioned from regional high school districts and colleges. Between 5 and 25 students are selected to participate and perform with our professhional musicians through the summer intensive. Music Students receive private lessons, Master Classes, guest artist lecture series, and resume and career support. The program is entirely funded by donors who sponsor a student and encourage their development.
Elijah Yocum, French Horn, sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth Miklos
Emily Richards, Arts Administration, sponsored by Mr. Richard Kessmann
Elise Donley, Saxaphone, sponsored by...
Brennan Williams, Project Management, sponsored by Lela Mullins
Karston Bock, Alto Saxaphone, sponsored by Terry Howard
Nick Hathaway, Tuba sponsored by Anonymous
Tidewater Winds student Intern Program is a regionally acclaimed educational program, designed to enhance band and orchestra students' knowledge and training in music performance and arts administration. Students are auditioned from regional high school districts and colleges. Between 15 and 25 students are selected to participate and perform with our professional musicians through the summer intensive. Students also receive private lessons, Master Classes, guest artist lecture series, and resume and career support. The program is entirely funded by donors who sponsor a student and encourage their development.
Limited positions are available as part of our summer music internship program. Students audition for up to 25 spots. Those selected will perform 4-weeks of music in July and August, side-by-side with our professional musicians during our free summer concert series. Each student receives a stipend for their time and will serve as an ambassador to their home city while representing Tidewater Winds. Included as part of the training program are…
Private Lesson Vouchers
Guest Speaker Series
2024 Master Classes will include
Composer-Musician-Professor, Dr. Chris Palestrant
Arts Specialist and Theatrical-Performance Drector Mr. Gary Spell
Arts Administration Professional Mr. Michael K. Williams
Auditions are on May 21st at Granby High School in Norfolk
The audition repertoire is on our website…
Middle and High School band support is provided by our small ensembles and lead music educators.
Winds musicians are trained to conduct a variety of Master Classes for school and community bands.
Tidewater Winds' R.i.M.E Project, or Reading in Music Education Project, is a relatively new initiative combining education support for literacy with music appreciation. Students in Kindergarten through 2nd grades, and 3rd through 5th grades, experience in-classroom lessons on a story that will later be performed by Tidewater Winds and their arts partners in 2 matinee concerts. During the in-school lessons, docent musicians support the classroom teacher with examples of theme and variation and the emotional impact of music. The matinee concerts are performed with the full Concert Band at Sandler Center. Literacy and music stations adorn the lobby for student interaction before the concert. A comprehensive Library initiative shares the classroom learning project with homeschool students and the community at large. Partners on this project include ODU, Slover Library, Virginia Beach Public Schools, VA Commission for the Arts, VA Beach Arts Commission, IMGoing, and Towne Bank. Our first presentation year performs the story of Pinocchio and is accompanied by our own published book and lesson plans to be provided for each student and our schools. Next Concert is November 8th, 2023 at Sandler!
Tidewater Winds is proud to be a musical support to the Academy of Music "Band Together" Program. Band-Together is a pilot program that provides instrumental music instruction for individuals with and without disabilities on traditional band instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion.) Taught by Ms. Karen Jackson and Ms. Beckie Jones, both veteran band teachers with experience with people with disabilities, the program offers individual or small group lessons and a weekly evening ensemble rehearsal starting in September, 2021.
The objectives of the Band-Together pilot program are to:
Provide a high level of instrumental music instruction for individuals of all abilities.
Give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to learn a band instrument.
Teach group cooperation, team work and ensemble playing skills.
Bring people in the community together to perform and enjoy music, supporting each other in an ensemble experience.
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Tidewater Winds Concert Band (docx)Download
TW Pinocchio School Flyer 2023 (pdf)Download
TW RiME Project Overview (docx)Download
Pinocchio Learning Objectives (docx)Download
Word Search Worksheet-Concert Band (pdf)Download
Word Search Worksheet Pinocchio (pdf)Download
Pinocchio Teachers Classroom Study Guide (pdf)Download
Enjoy the early fall evening with vocalist Danielle Roby and Tidewater Winds Little Big Band in the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center's Courtyard at 6 PM on October 4th! This free concert requires no tickets, just come and relax!