MYWE Concert Band

Al Dentino, Director


Started in 2015, MYWE Concert Band is open by audition to middle and high school-age (grades 9-12) students. Under the direction of Alfred Dentino, the music chosen for this ensemble represents a balance of traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire that will meet the needs of students who aspire to advance their musical skills to a level at which they can achieve their goals. 

Rehearsals: Friday, 4:15 PM - 6:30 PM (before Thanksgiving), 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (after Thanksgiving)

Audition Information

Placement auditions for MYWE CB are held in the spring for the following year. For information regarding this year's auditions, please visit the Spring Auditions page. 


Module 1- ONLINE
August 28 – MYWE Orientation 
September 4 - Labor Day Weekend - No MYWE Rehearsal
September 11 
September 18
September 25 
October 2 
October 9 

October 16
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20
November 27 - Thanksgiving - No MYWE Rehearsal

Module 3 ONLINE/Masterclass Module
December 4
December 11
December 18 
December 25/Jan 1 - No MYWE Rehearsal
January 10 – No MYWE Rehearsal

January 15
January 22
January 29

Module 4 
February 5
February 12 – No MYWE Rehearsal
February 19
February 26
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26

Module 5 
April 2
April 9
April 16 – No MYWE Rehearsal
April 23 
April 30
May 7
May 14
May 21 


  • Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances be it virtually or in-person. Students are expected to be ready to begin on-time. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each session.
  • Anyone arriving/logging-in more than 30 minutes late or leaving/logging-out 30 minutes early will be considered absent from the entire rehearsal or class.
  • No more than 1 excused absence per module will be allowed and notice must be given at least two weeks prior by submitting an Absence Request Form to the NEC Prep offices. Absence request forms can be submitted to the Ensemble manager at or to Claudia Encinas at
  • Read our full attendance policy here:



Contact Claudia Encinas, Large Ensemble Manager, by email, or call the Prep Office at (617) 585-1160.

During the academic year, MYWE Concert Band members can also contact the MYWE Concert Band Student Manager.