NVYW Auditions


Auditions for 2020-2021 Season

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  • Interested new members are invited to attend an online rehearsal at no cost prior to auditioning. Email info-nvyw@fairfaxband.org to receive information.
  • Space is available for at least one new member in most sections. Video auditions may be submitted at any time on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Instructions for submitting can be found by clicking the Audition Instructions/Submissions button below.


2020-2021 season tuition is $275. Prorated Midseason Tuition option is $175. Tuition assistance may be available for those in need.  


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Who is Eligible

Northern Virginia Youth Winds is open to students grades 8-12 who are members in good standing with their public, private, parochial or home school band. Selection to the ensemble will be determined by successful audition and instrumentation needs.

What Is Expected at NVYW Auditions
  • Auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be conducted via video on a first-come, first-serve basis until sections are full.
  • Auditions should include a prepared “own-choice” selection of up to two minutes in length. This may be an etude, solo, or standard excerpt for the instrument. More than one selection may be included to demonstrate varied styles.
  • Percussionists should include selections for both mallet instrument and snare drum.
  • All auditions should include a full range chromatic scale and a variety of major scales that demonstrate range and key fluency.
  • There is no requirement for sight-reading.

Need-based scholarships may be available. Applications will be made available at the time of acceptance and due upon confirmation of participation.