Resources For Members and Parents

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Useful Resources

For Members

All questions should be directed to John Maltester, Artistic Director: 925-765-4636 or


How much does it cost to participate?
The exact participation fees vary from year to year, but generally the cost for participating in the Diablo Wind Symphony is approximately $450 (high school students and younger) and $300 (for college students). Payment can be made in installments. Installment due dates are sent out to members upon acceptance.
Is there any financial aid available?
There are a variety of scholarships that members can apply for.
Do I need to bring my own equipment?
Yes, you will need to provide your own instrument. Some percussion equipment is available at the rehearsal and performance sites. Please contact John Maltester with any equipment questions.
How often does the group rehearse?
Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 4:30–7pm (extended time on rehearsal before concert date). Other activities include retreats, instrumental clinics, and guest artists. See the full calendar.
What kind of paperwork is involved in membership?
After auditioning, prior to full acceptance, each member must fill out a variety of forms. These forms include standard medical releases, medical history, policy agreements, etc. They will be sent via DocuSign for electronic signatures. You will also need to provide a copy of your birth certificate as well as a copy of your health insurance card. You can read all the BDPA member policies in the BDPA Handbook.
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