NVYW Auditions

Northern Virginia Youth Winds

Auditions for 2022-2023 Season Open Through July 1

Video Recorded Auditions

Rising 8th-12th graders interested in joining the 2022-2023 Season may submit video auditions now through July 1, 2022. Download the Audition Instructions via link below for information. Inquires can be sent to info-nvyw@fairfaxband.org.


2022-2023 Season tuition is $335, with a $100 deposit due upon acceptance and the balance paid in the fall. Assistance may be available for those in need.


Contact info-nvyw@fairfaxband.org with any audition or tuition questions.



Who is Eligible

Northern Virginia Youth Winds is open to rising 8th-12th grade students 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
  • Interested members must submit a video audition according to the parameters found via the Audition Instructions/Submissions button link on this page. 
  • 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.