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Unity Summer Winds

Unity Summer Winds focuses on providing intermediate and advanced brass players, woodwind players, and percussionists ages 14-18 opportunities to learn and grow with the help of our experienced instructors. Our mission is to provide a space that like-minded performing arts students can connect together and be challenged to excel.


Our program is open to students who perform on typical concert band instruments, and will focus on symphonic repertoire, instrument specific masterclasses, seminars from professional musicians, and opportunities for chamber music performance.

The program will run from June 21st to July 21st, with our last day of sign-ups being June 9th. All rehearsals and classes will begin on June 21st and continue each Monday and Wednesday thereafter until our final concert on July 21st. See the list below for the times and locations of activities.

Dates and Times:

June 9 : Last Day of Sign-Ups

June 21 : DeLand Middle : Orientation / Class Begins 12pm-2pm

June 26 : DeLand Middle : Class 12pm-2pm

June 28 : DeLand Middle : Class 12pm-2pm

July 3 : DeLand Middle : Class 12pm-2pm

July 5: DeLand Middle : Class 12pm-2pm

July 10 : DeLand Middle : Class 12pm-2pm

July 12 : DeLand Middle : Class 12pm-2pm

July 17 : DeLand Middle : Class 12pm-2pm

July 19 : DeLand Middle : Class 12pm-2pm

July 20 : TBA : Class TBA

July 21 : TBA : Concert 7pm-9pm


DeLand Middle School

1400 Aquarius Ave, DeLand, FL 32724

(386) 822-5678

or if you have any questions contact us at:

Meet the Director

Artistic Director Melissa Kindy with clarinet

Melissa Kindy, D.M.A.

Artistic Director | Conducting | Clarinet

Dr. Melissa Kindy is Adjunct Professor of Music at Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College, College of Central Florida and Eastern Florida State College, teaching clarinet, saxophone, woodwind methods, chamber music, and courses in music appreciation and popular music.


In addition to teaching at the collegiate level, Melissa performs with the Jacksonville Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, Space Coast Symphony and Walt Disney World orchestras, has toured with the Teatro Lirico D’Opera and New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and is Principal Clarinet of Central Florida Winds in Brevard County.


Melissa received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance & Literature from the Eastman School of Music, Master of Music degrees in Clarinet and Chamber Music Performance from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Stetson University. Her primary teachers have been Kenneth Grant, Chad Burrow, and Lynn Musco. Melissa holds professional memberships in the International Clarinet Association, College Music Society, Chamber Music America, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Sigma Alpha Iota. 

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