New Hampshire Youth Band

brass instruments

The New Hampshire Youth Band provides an enrichment experience to dedicated players of concert band instruments in middle school and high school, grades 7-12. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 5:40 to 7:45 pm at the Paul Creative Arts Center at the University of New Hampshire. Student instrumentalists who love playing, and who seek more challenging and sophisticated experiences enjoy and benefit from this experience. Players return to their school music programs more accomplished and prepared to be student leaders there.

Band members benefit from the resources and opportunities available on a college campus including excellent equipment, a beautiful concert hall, and assistance from college music students who work patiently with each student to help them perform sophisticated, age-appropriate music at a high level. The band is co-conducted by UNH Faculty member Mark Zielinski and UNH Faculty Emeritus Mark DeTurk.

The band meets for two ten-week sessions each year. Ten rehearsals in the fall precede a fall concert. The winter session rehearsals begin at the end of January with a final concert in April. Tuition is $125 per semester. Concert admission is free of charge. For more information about the program email

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Weekly rehearsals: Tuesdays,  5:40-7:45 pm

Location: Band Room (M226), Paul Creative Arts Center

Fall session dates:  September 5-November 14.

Fall Concert: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7 pm, Johnson Theatre

Spring session begins January 23, 2024

Spring Concert: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7 pm, Johnson Theatre

UNH Department of Music
M203 Paul Creative Arts Center
30 Academic Way