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Texas Youth Saxophone Ensemble

The Young Saxophonist's Institute is proud to present the Texas Youth Saxophone Ensemble, an ensemble that meets during the school year and strives to provide students with a unique ensemble opportunity outside of their regular band experience. Students will play music, both original and arranged, written for large saxophone ensemble consisting of 8 - 20 saxophones! 

Fall 2018 Information

Fort Worth Rehearsal Location

Hillwood Middle School, Keller ISD

(8150 Parkwood Hill Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137)

Dates and Times

Saturday, November 10th; 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday, November 17th; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, November 24th; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, December 1st; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, December 8th; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, December 15th; Concert Schedule TBD

Rehearsal Details

For all rehearsals listed above, middle school students will rehearse for the first half, and the high school students will rehearse the second half. ex. On Saturday, November 10th, the middle school students will rehearse from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM and the high school students will rehearse from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.



Policies, Procedures & Expectations

Who is eligible?

Students must have completed their first year in band; MOST students who will enroll are in grades 7 - 12.


Students will need to attend 4 out of the 6 rehearsals to play at the concert. Please let us know if you are planning on missing a rehearsal so we can plan accordingly. We understand that school is busy during this time of year; as long as students communicate well and can perform their music at an appropriate level, we will handle absences on a case by case basis.


What you will need: a pencil, your folder with all music, your saxophone and reeds, a great attitude!

Students should arrive 15 minutes before rehearsal starts; since we will be rehearsing at a school, we will not be policing the door the entire rehearsal - students who arrive late may not be able to get in the building.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Full payment of $150 is due at the time of registration. A full refund will be issued if the date of cancellation is more than one week before the start of the Fall/Spring session. If a notice of cancellation is received less than seven days before the start of the session, a $75 refund will be issued. If a student needs to withdraw once the session has started, there will be no refund issued. YSI also reserves the right to cancel or alter some aspect of a program, including program itinerary, dates, location or duration, as a result of unforeseen circumstances, or for any other reason. YSI is not responsible for costs incurred by a student’s family in preparing for a program that is altered or cancelled. Student and parent/guardian acknowledge that if student is dismissed or departs for any reason, or chooses to return early from the program, no refunds can be granted. Further, student and parent/guardian are responsible for any and all costs of early departure whether for medical reasons, dismissal, personal emergencies or otherwise. These costs include, but may not be limited to medical evacuation and costs, medical treatment, plane, train, taxi or bus fare, meals, accommodations, and compensation and expenses for staff that may accompany student. Parent/guardian should understand that staff might not accompany students leaving early for any reason on any part of their trip home. 

Allergies and Medication

All food and drug allergies must be listed on the application. In the event there is need for immediate medical attention, the staff must be aware of potential drug allergies. All staff will have a list of emergency contacts and all student allergies throughout the week. 

Camp Expectations

Students and staff attending The Young Saxophonist's Institute's TYSE will be held to a professional standard. Any behavior from either party that is deemed unprofessional by the discretion of the Site Coordinator or Director will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the camp. Dismissal will result in one or both parents/guardians being informed and students being picked up at their expense. Tuition will not be reimbursed if a student is dismissed from The Young Saxophonist's Institute's TYSE.

Still have questions?

Contact with any questions you may have!

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