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The Wind Symphony performs major works from the traditional band repertoire as well as contemporary wind compositions by proven composers. This group specializes in repertoire that calls for large instrumental forces. The ensemble is open to all Marywood students and community members by audition.
Music for winds and percussion requiring smaller and flexible instrumentation including chamber music is the specialty of this 50-member group. The curriculum follows established models currently in use by most major universities. Membership is limited to Marywood students (music majors and non-majors) and auditions are required.
The Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble operates under the auspices of the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, headed by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and is hosted by Marywood University. Through this unique relationship, high school age performers work directly with esteemed conductors, educators, composers, and guest performing artists, thus providing an opportunity to experience music in a unique, rewarding, instructive and constructive environment.
The Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble membership, chosen through a process that currently involves director recommendations, is composed of wind and percussion performers from the public, private, parochial and home schools in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area and beyond. All members must be actively involved in their school music program and must be recommended by their music teacher.
Dr. F. David Romines
All Marywood Concert Bands are under the direction of Dr. F. David Romines, who joined Marywood in 2009. He oversees the band department and teaches courses in instrumental conducting and music education. Dr. Romines has served as a guest conductor/clinician in five countries and across the United States. Dr. Romines also serves as the Educational Advisor for the United States-China Cultural and Educational Foundation and is a member of the Music Educators Journal Advisory Board.Romines has guest conducted throughout the United States (34 states) and in Canada, Italy, South Korea, Germany, and China. He has served as guest artist in residence at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China, Yunnan Arts University in Kunming, China, and Sang Myung University in Seoul, Korea. He is only the third American band conductor to prepare and present a full program with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Concert Band in Beijing. In the spring of 2018, Dr. Romines presented audio recordings of the Marywood Wind Symphony, along with instructional curricula utilized at Marywood to the members of the College Band Directors National Association convention at Yale University. In September of 2018, Romines was selected as Pennsylvania Chairperson for the National Band Association and currently serves as Collegiate Representative for PMEA District 9. Since 2003, he has authored 13 published articles on a variety of topics related to music education and instrumental music techniques. Romines is a former member of the Advisory Board for the Music Educator’s Journal and is a member of the Sudler Award Committee. In 2014, he was awarded the Marywood University Distinguished Faculty Award for Distinction in Discipline. In 2017, he was invited by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser to serve as an educational clinician with Conn-Selmer Education Division.