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The members of the CRWE are a diverse group of talented musicians from the greater Boston Metropolitan area. The CRWE provides its members with the opportunity to play quality music in a rigorous, challenging, semi-professional music environment.

We rehearse Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Are you interested in joining the Charles River Wind Ensemble? There are two ways to join - as a regular member or as a substitute player with the ensemble.


Substitute Players

The Charles River Wind Ensemble maintains a roster of substitute players for all instruments. These players are invited to fill in when regular members are unavailable, and can fill in anywhere from one rehearsal to an entire concert cycle. Call players are also generally the first in line to join as regular members of the Charles River Wind Ensemble.

To schedule an audition (see below), click this button:

Regular Members

We currently have openings for the following instruments:​​​​

  • Piano

To schedule an audition (see below) click this button:


Auditions are conducted with the Music Director of the ensemble, and scheduled regularly.

For CRWE auditions, candidates are asked to prepare two contrasting samples that best represent their current abilities as a performer.  In addition to these prepared works, players will be asked to sight-read a selection provided by the Music Director.  Percussionists will be asked to perform a sample of their abilities on a number of instruments (battery, keyboard and timpani).  


To schedule an audition for an open position or the substitute list, please contact our audition coordinator. Be sure to include a brief description of your playing experience.  If you play an auxiliary instrument (Eb Clarinet, piccolo, etc.), please mention this in your note to the audition coordinator.

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