2018 Spring Semester Begins!

Welcome Back!

MAYWE rehearsals resume on January 22nd.  We are excited to continue the season after a fantastic concert at KSU.  This concert will be held in another wonderful venue, The Rialto Center for the Performing Arts at Georgia State University. This is a short concert cycle with only 5 rehearsals so the music is available for students to download and practice this week prior to our rehearsal at Riverwood 7p.  See the Members Only page to access your part.

We are looking forward to making music together again!!!  -Dr. Vandewalker

Concert Cycle 2:
 Winter Concert Cycle (5 rehearsals )

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26

Concert 2:
  March 5, 2018    Rialto Center for the Arts
  80 Forsyth Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
(6:15pm call time/ 7:30 pm concert)


Materials for Rehearsal

MAYWE information for rehearsal may be found on the website under the Membership tab.  Locate the Membership drop down menu along the top of the homepage. Under the Membership tab, Select MEMBERS ONLY PAGE.  Use the password shared in rehearsal and in the email sent out earlier this evening. Hint: the first letter should be capitalized. Once you have provided the password, one should have access to the page without having to provide the password again.  Follow the directions on the page and you should be ready for rehearsal.

2017-2018 Invited Members

MAYWE is ready to start with some Bach, Holst, and much more!  Due to the storm, auditions have been a bit of a challenge this week.  We are keeping our auditions open and have reserved a few spots so that interested students who experienced difficulties last week have an opportunity to submit.

It was our intent to notify students individually prior to making this public, but we experienced some difficulties with a server and want to make sure that the proper roster was communicated.  We are pleased to announce the invitation to membership to the following musicians and look forward to meeting Monday night at 7pm at Riverwood HS. 

Abby Jones
Alan Payne
Amari Thompson
Ari Schulman
Ashlyn Rawson
Austin Thorton
Bailey Croker
Bradin Baum
Brianna Burton
Brianna Duncan
Caroline Mohr
Conner Williams
Corey Williams
Dakota McCreary
Elek Kozma
Elise Gran
Elshadai Emory
Emily Kim
Emily Vail
Gabriella Kouzinoglou
Grace Anne Pixley
Grant Pixley
Haley Patton
Ivy Lee
Izabelle Brown
Jada Stills
joeseph Bickel
Jonah Bergman
Jordan Steele
Justin Chau
Kennedi Clemons
Leah Nuffer
Maddie Moore
Malaysia Wilson
Matthew Kim
Mikayla Bush
Neshanna Davenport
Nicolas Capalbo
Nina Eason
Noah Minch
Peter Germ
Rachel Holewinski
Riley Welch
Ronnie Kitchens
Roshan Vemuri
Ryan Quinn
Savanah Mauldin
Shayaan Kabir
Sydney Sloan
Talia Miller
Tommie Johnson
Tonya Williams
Trishyne Butler
Vishaal Kareti
Will Hudson
William Robinson
Zack Gray


Auditions Update

Auditions for Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled due to the Fulton County Schools closings related to the Irma weather and safety concerns.

All students who have signed up for an audition on Monday or Tuesday (and any still desiring to sign up for an audition) may send an audition video in lieu of the live audition. Auditions can be video recorded on phones, devices, computers, or cameras. Verify quality of your video prior to uploading it to YouTube. Students should record two major scales of their choice and two excerpts (60 seconds of each) of contrasting styles. Upload your audition video (as one composite video) as an unlisted video on YouTube and send the YouTube link with your name, grade, and school via email submitted to mayweinfo@gmail.com.  Audition videos submitted by Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6pm will be given full consideration.

Audition fees will be billed electronically and sent via email to the address submitted in the registration information.

A roster will be posted on the website on Saturday.  The parent meeting and first rehearsal will commence as scheduled on Monday, Sept. 18th.


MAYWE rehearsals move to Riverwood HS


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We are pleased to announce that MAYWE will be moving to Riverwood International Charter School for rehearsals. Thus, auditions will be held in the bandroom on the Riverwood International Charter School campus.

Riverwood is conveniently located just off the perimeter/285 between New Northside Drive and Riverside Drive. Parking is free. The physical address of Riverwood International Charter School is 5900 Raider Drive Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

**Audition fee of $25 is due upon check in for your audition. Payment may be made in the form of cash (exact change only), credit card or personal check made payable to Vision Publications/MAYWE.

Please email us at mayweinfo@gmail.com if you have any questions.

2017-2018 Season Audition Info

Orchestra Dress Rehearsal

As conductor of the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble, it is with great enthusiasm that I look forward to our audition days for the upcoming season of MAYWE. Registration is open online! Whether it was music of familiar composers like Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Grainger, or new music from wind ensemble contemporaries Tyler S. Grant, Aaron Perrine, Rolf Rudin, Steven Bryant, or John Mackey, our student performers gave invigorated, heart-felt, compelling musically expressive performances throughout the entire 2016-2017 season.

I look forward to the continued musical excellence that is the legacy of MAYWE as we prepare for another incredible year of musical exploration. Each of our three concerts are prepared in approximately 6-8 rehearsals. I hope you will consider auditioning to become a part of the 70+ all-state and honor band members from around the entire Atlanta-metro area who are MAYWE.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at mayweinfo@gmail.com

David W. Vandewalker, Music Director and Conductor



CLICK HERE for audition information

Audition Fees are $25 (non-refundable) for each student auditioning.

Auditions will be held on the following dates at the Georgia State University School of Music:

Sunday, August 28: 1-5pm

Monday, August 29: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, August 30: 7:00pm-9:00pm

The first rehearsal and required parent meeting will be September 12, 2016.

For tuition information, see the Tuition section under the Members section of the maywe.org website.


First Rehearsal and Parent Meeting!

Congratulations on your acceptance into MAYWE!  You are among the elite high school musicians in the greater Atlanta area. You should be extremely proud of your musical accomplishments.

Our season will begin with a mandatory parent/musician meeting and first rehearsal on Monday, September 12th at 7:15 pm in the Aderhold Learning Center at Georgia State University. Students will meet in Room 405 and the Parent Meeting will be in Room 430.  Rehearsal will conclude at 9 p.m. The parent meeting includes an informational meeting reviewing policy and rehearsal matters and will conclude with the process of submission of payments and forms.

Directions and parking information can be found on the MAYWE website: www.maywe.org.

Invoices have been emailed to those who included email contact info as part of the online audition registration. One can save time at the meeting by paying the tuition (online via the link provided on the invoice) prior to the meeting on Monday.

Please note the following:

  • This is the only meeting that MAYWE will have for the entire year and it is mandatory that at least one parent be present.
  • The following forms were distributed at the audition and should be completed and turned in at the meeting:
    • Parent & Musician Contract
  • Medical Waiver and General Release
  • Credit Card Authorization Form, if this is how you are paying tuition
  • Additionally, the following forms attached for your review:
    • Ensemble Etiquette
    • Absence Notification Form – to be turned in for any known absences
  • Tuition is the sole source of operating revenue for MAYWE.  Checks should be made payable to VISION PUBLICATIONS.  This season’s tuition is $450.00 but a 15% discount is applied to all payments received on or before September 12th for a cost of $382.50

If tuition is not paid in full utilizing the early bird discount, then a COMMITMENT FEE OF $250 is due on September 12, 2016 to secure a position in the ensemble with the balance of the final $200 due no later than October 3, 2016. Parents may, if necessary, take advantage of the payment plan listed on the credit card authorization form.

Be sure to leave early to give yourself enough travel and parking time.  If you are early there is a Starbucks in the Equitable Building directly across the street from Aderhold.  Restaurants (Jimmy Johns, Moe’s, Subway, Rosa’s Pizza, etc.) are also available on Broad street also next to Aderhold.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at mayweinfo@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you all on September 12th at 7:15 pm.