About Us

PSYWE_oct2015-64PSYWE_oct2015-23PSWYE2015-65PSWYE2015-45The Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) has grown from a small idea tossed around between colleagues to a program reaching young talented young musicians throughout the Puget Sound region.

PSYWE just finished its fifteenth season. The organization is dedicated to advancing the talents of young wind ensemble musicians. PSYWE tackles demanding literature, setting high expectations for the participants and providing rehearsal skills that support the bands of the public and private schools they attend.

The Board of Directors volunteer outside of their full-time jobs to help make PSYWE possible for these remarkable students. Many generous parents and community members donate their time and resources, making a daily difference in the success of the PSYWE. Conductors Dr. John Falskow and Mr. Scott Fry hold the highest standard of artistry and share their musical knowledge with these students on a weekly basis.

We hope as you explore our website you will see what a unique and truly worthwhile experience PSYWE offers to students throughout the Puget Sound region. Please join us at our next concert, or better yet, encourage a young musician to audition for PSYWE!

Board of Directors
President – Mel DePriest
Past President – Justin Ehli
Secretary – Karen Nelson-Koop
Treasurer – Pat Parkin
Deputy Treasurer – Erin Happenny
Daniel Aliment
Jen Crump
Chloë Dahl