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Youth Wind Symphony & Symphony Orchestra in Parsippany, NJ

The youth Wind Symphony ensembles  gives students the opportunity to learn their instruments outside the typical marching band context. In smaller chamber settings, winds/ brass/ percussion students have solo performances and play with the full Symphony Orchestra.

Lakeland Youth Symphony provides an educational, compassionate environment for students to expand their musicality and grow their friendships, as well as leadership skills.

Our youth Wind Symphony director, Ken Adessa, has been a long-time member of the Morris County, NJ musical community.


  • 90-minute, weekly rehearsals on Mondays, 7pm-8:30
  • Rehearsals located at the Morris Plains Community Center
  • 2 Wind Symphony Performances: Winter Concert and Spring Concert
  • Additional outreach performances or field trips throughout the year
  • Symphony Orchestra meets during the same time as Wind Symphony rehearsal, so students can easily participate in both
  • Open to middle and high school students.
  • Compete in our Jr & Sr Concerto Competition!
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Still have more questions about our youth Wind Symphony program?

Send us an email, and we’ll let you know if your child is a good fit for the program (we’re sure they will be!). We look forward to meeting you and your child!


Rehearsals begin Monday, September 11th at 7pm.

Rehearsal Location:

Morris Plains Community Center: 51 Jim Fear Drive, Morris Plains, NJ

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FAQs: Youth Wind Symphony

What ages can participate in the youth Wind Symphony?

This program is open to middle and high school wind, brass, and percussion students at an intermediate to advanced skill level.

What instruments are you looking for in the wind symphony?

We are open to all winds/ brass/ percussion students. 

What if my child is already in marching band?

We have many students who may join us after the marching band season is over before the December concert if necessary. For specific scheduling questions, please send an email to

We encourage your child to audition anyway, and make a decision at that point!

How does this program compare to marching band?

Our instructor, Ken Adessa, has also directed many marching bands over the years. This youth wind symphony gives students exposure to different styles of music, as well as solo performing opportunities they may not get in a concert band or marching band.