NVYW Auditions

Auditions for 2020-2021 Season Open Through July 3



  • Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, auditions for the upcoming season will be conducted through video submission
  • Instructions for submitting can be found by clicking the Audition Instructions/Submissions button below
  • Share our audition flyer: Audition Flyer


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

Tuition Deposit

2019-2020 members may reserve their space to return by submitting deposit by July 3. Please click here to pay deposit of $50.00. 
Those accepted through video audition will also only be asked to pay deposit of $50 at time of acceptance. 


Contact info-nvyw@fairfaxband.org if help is needed for any reason.



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
  • Spring auditions for the 2020-2021 season (begins October 2020) will be conducted via video and are open through July 3, 2020.
  • 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.