NVYW Auditions

Northern Virginia Youth Winds

Auditions for the 2021-2022 Season

Pay $290 Tuition   or  Pay $50 Deposit 


Spring auditions for the 2021-22 Season closed on June 18 and candidates will be notified in early July. Those still interested in auditioning may inquire at info-nvyw@fairfaxband.org, as several sections still have space for another player. Those auditions will be evaluated on a first-come basis. 


2021-2022 Season tuition is $290. Those accepted may pay deposit or full tuition (this includes the deposit amount) via the above links. 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
  • 2021-2022 Season auditions will be open through June 18, 2021. 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.