The Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (AYWS) was founded in 1988 as the premier honor wind ensemble for high school youth in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Its purpose is to provide a positive musical experience in an artistic environment for advanced instrumentalists in wind and percussion performance.

The AYWS rehearses and performs grade five and six (collegiate and professional) original wind band literature composed over a wide span of stylistic compositional periods. As an ensemble, it is one of the most visible ambassadors of culture and youth performance for Atlanta and the state of Georgia.



Join the music

As the premier youth wind ensemble in the Atlanta metropolitan area, the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony provides positive and transformative musical experiences for talented high school musicians through high-quality instruction and exceptional music-making opportunities.

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2019-2020 Roster

Thank you to all who auditioned!
Click below to see who made the cut.


Hear us play

Enjoy video playlists of past concerts.


Take Action

Learn how you can contribute and become involved with the AYWS.


AYWS store

Online shopping for AYWS merchandise and memorabilia coming soon!