Auditions for wind, brass and percussion players

Next application deadline: January TBC (for Wind Band only)  
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Wind Band and/or the City & County Youth Orchestra

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

For players wanting to become a member of the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO), we hold auditions only once a year in November.

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

Our next auditions will be:

  • January TBC | Application deadline TBC
    Location TBC
    ** For the City & County Youth Wind Band only**
  • Wednesday 18 July 2018, 6.00 − 9.00pm | Application deadline Sunday 8 July 2018  
    At The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, DE55 1AU
    ** For the City & County Youth Orchestra AND/OR Wind Band**

Before you apply…

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

  • Ensemble − Applicants can choose to audition for the City & County Youth Orchestra, the City & County Wind Band, or both.
  • Standard − Applicants should be at least grade 6 standard on their instrument, however depending on competition for places, a standard of up to grade 8 may be needed.
  • Availability − Applicants are expected to have good availability for the commitments of CCYO and/or CCYWB after the audition date.
  • Reference − We need you to provide us with the contact details of your instrumental teacher so 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
  • Whitemoor Lakes Residential Course and Concert  |  Sunday 28 − Wednesday 31 October 2018 
    Whitemoor Lakes Centre, nr. Lichfield

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
    Course at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick  |  Concert at The Riverside Centre, Derby
    (Already auditioned for)
  • Summer Residential Course and Concert  |  Monday 16 − Friday 20 July 2018
    Course at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick  |  Concert TBC
    (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.

Requirements for wind players auditioning for the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO).
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.

Note: Asterisks (*) indicate required information.

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Ensemble

Please note: If you play a band-only instrument (eg. Baritone/Euphonium) you cannot apply for an audition for the Youth Orchestra.
Instrument and grades

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.









Wind Band availability

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.



Youth Orchestra availability

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/523/09