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

Before you apply…

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

  • Ability level − Applicants should be at least grade 6 abilty on their instrument, however depending on competition for places, an abiility 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.

Commitments for CCYWB

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

  • Spring Residential Course and Concert  |  Saturday 24 − Sunday 25 March 2018
    Cliff College, Baslow

    Already auditioned for
  • Whitemoor Lakes Residential Course and Concert  |  Sunday 28 − Wednesday 31 October 2018 
    Whitemoor Lakes Centre, nr. Lichfield

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.

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.

Audition application - Wind, Brass and Percussion for CCYWB

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 Wind Band (CCYWB). If you also want your application to be considered for the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO), 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.



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/523/09