Brass & Woodwinds

Brass and Woodwind Requirements

All brass and woodwind applicants should be currently studying with a private teacher. Students in our entry-level Wind Symphony should have a minimum of one year of participation in a school band program or one year of private lessons. Students must commit to starting private instruction upon acceptance into a YOBC ensemble. For others, two years of private study is recommended.


  • Prepared Solo: Choose a solo and prepare for the audition with your teacher. Preparation and musical artistry are important.
  • Scales: Major or minor, any number of octaves, which represent your current level of playing.
  • Sightreading may be requested

Placement in an ensemble is at the sole discretion of YOBC auditioners. Students do not audition for a specific ensemble. Guidelines for placement for our different ensembles are located under About YOBC/YOBC Curriculum.