Auditions for wind, brass and percussion (for CCYO)

Next application deadlines: November 2018 TBC   
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Orchestra

We audition wind and brass players to become members of the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) in November with successful players starting with the band at the following residential course. We accept applications for an audition at any point in the year.

Percussion players may be invited to attend a rehearsal-audition at a different time.

Our next auditions for the City & County Youth Orchestra will be:

  • November 2018 TBC  |  Application deadline TBC
    The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 1AE

Before you apply…

Please read the following advice before submitting your application for an audition.

  • Ability level − Applicants should be at least grade 6 ability on their instrument, however depending on competition for places, an ability of up to grade 8 may be needed.
  • Availability − Applicants are expected to have good availability for the commitments of CCYO after the audition date.
  • Reference − We need you to provide us with the contact details of your instrumental teacher so if necessary we may seek confirmation of your readiness to audition.
  • Confirmation − If you are under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to confirm your application before it can be submitted.

Commitments for CCYO

Please check these upcoming commitments for the City & County Youth Orchestra. You will be asked for your availability in the application form.

  • February Residential Course and Concert  |  Sunday 18 − Tuesday 20 February 2018
    (Already auditioned for)
  • Summer Residential Course and Concert  |  Monday 16 − Friday 20 July 2018
    (Already auditioned for)
  • February Residential Course and Concert  |  February half term 2019
    Dates and venues TBC
  • Summer Residential Course and Concert  |  July 2019 (end of the academic year)
    Dates and venues TBC

Audition requirements

Please follow the links below to find out what these requirements are.

Wind audition requirements for CCYO

Requirements for wind players auditioning for the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO).
Requirements for brass players auditioning for the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) and Wind Band (CCYWB).

Percussion audition requirements for CCYO & CCYWB

Percussion players wishing to audition for the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) and Wind Band (CCYWB) will be contacted by the Music Partnership to arrange a rehearsal-audition.

Submitting your application

Please complete the e-form below and submit. A member of the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership team will then be in touch before the audition date with more details.

Note: Asterisks (*) indicate required information.

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About you
















About your instrument

If you wish to audition on more than one instrument, please submit a separate form. If you have not taken any Associated Board exams, we will need to contact your instrumental teacher for an approximate grade.







Your audition

You are currently applying for an audition for the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO). If you also want your application to be considered for the City & County Youth Wind Band (CCYWB), please tick the box below.



Your availability for future comitments

Please let us know about your availability to the following commitments. If you are only partially available or cannot attend an event, you may provide a little bit of information to tell us why in the notes section.

Dates for future CCYO commitments requiring auditions have not yet been confirmed.

Your instrumental teacher

We may need to contact your teacher to confirm your readiness to audition.







Contact details

If you are under 18, you will need to provide the details of a parent/guardian.








Any other information

If you experience any problems with this form please contact music.partnership@derbyshire.gov.uk and quote form ID: ILF/636/09