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.


Concert at the Fox

The final concert of the AYWS' 30th anniversary season is on May 19, 2019. Don’t miss this superb program featuring music by Christopher Theofanidis, performed in one of Atlanta's most iconic arts venues, the Egyptian Ballroom.


A Night in Hollywood

AYWS is hosting a 30th Anniversary Gala on May 18th, 2019. Don't miss your chance to walk the red carpet and enjoy an incredible evening while supporting an organization you love.


Take Action

Have some extra time and want to become involved? We're always looking for helping hands!