Auditions for wind, brass and percussion (for CCYWB)

Next auditions: Wednesday 18 July 2008, after 5pm
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Wind Band

We audition wind and brass players to become members of the City & County Youth Wind Band (CCYWB) throughout the academic year with successful players starting with the band at the following residential course or rehearsal.

Applications will be accepted up to two days before the audition date, but places will be confirmed on a first come first served basis. Percussion players may be invited to attend a rehearsal-audition at a different time. Our next auditions for the City & County Youth Wind Band will be − 

  • Wednesday 18 July 2018, after 5.00pm
    The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 4AU
    **We are no longer accepting applications for this audition**

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 majority of the commitments of CCYWB 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.

Audition requirements

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

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

What's coming up for CCYWB…  

Upcoming activities, courses and concerts for the City & County Youth Wind Band.

  • Whitemoor Lakes Residential Course | Sunday 28 − Wednesday 31 October 2018
    Course at the Whitemoor Lakes Centre, nr. Lichfield
    Concert: Wednesday 31 October 2018, 5.00pm at the Whitemoor Lakes Centre
    -- (Applications are no longer being considered for this event) --

  • February Residential Course | Sunday 17 − Tuesday 19 February 2019
    Course at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick
    Concert: Tuesday 19 February 2019, 7.30pm (Venue TBC)


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: We have closed applications until Thursday 19 July.