NVYW Auditions

Northern Virginia Youth Winds

Auditions for 2023-2024 Season

Auditions are now open through July 1, 2023

Access audition information via above “Auditions Instructions/Submissions” button on this page. Inquires can be sent to info-nvyw@fairfaxband.org.


2023-2024 Season tuition is $350, with a $125 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.