Auditions for woodwind, brass and percussion players (for CCYWB)

Next auditions: Wednesday 17 July, from 6pm 
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Wind Band

We audition woodwind 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 17 July, from 6pm 
    At the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, DE55 1AU 

Before you apply…

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

  • Ability level − Applicants are expected to be of at least grade 6 standard. Where there is higher 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.
  • Apply for CCYO − In the application below you can tell us if you would also like to be considered for the City & County Youth Orchestra (if on an applicable instrument).
  • 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

An audition for the City & County Youth Wind Band will include a short performance of a piece/study, a selection of scales and arpeggios, and the sight-reading of an extract of music.

See the full CCYWB audition requirements… (opens in a new tab)

CCYWB diary for 2018-19...  

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

  • Rehearsal Morning | Sunday 30 September 2018, 9.00am − 1.00pm
    The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick
    (ahead of the Whitemoor Lakes residential course)

  • Whitemoor Lakes Residential Course | Sunday 28 − Wednesday 31 October 2018
    Course at the Whitemoor Lakes Centre, nr. Lichfield
    Concert: Wednesday 31 October 2018, 7.30pm at the Whitemoor Lakes Centre (see more...)
    -- (Applications are no longer being considered for this event) --

  • National Concert Band Festival − Nottingham Heats  |  Sunday 2 December
    (Arrangement details sent out when confirmed)

  • February Residential Course | Sunday 17 − Tuesday 19 February 2019
    Course at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick
    Concert: Tuesday 19 February 2019, 7.30pm at the Riverside Centre, Pride Park, Derby

  • National Concert Band Festival − Finals |  Sunday 14 April
    + Rehearsal on Friday 12 April
    (Arrangements sent out to players when confirmed)

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

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


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