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Audition Information

In-person auditions will be held on Saturday September 9th 2023 from 9am to 5pm at the U of T Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queens Park. 

An in-person audition is preferable, however, in the event of conflict with this date a recorded video submission may be accepted. Deadline for submission is Friday September 8th. Please contact Anita McAlister at to arrange.

  • The Hannaford Youth Bands follow the traditional British brass band instrumentation. Trumpet players may audition on Trumpet with the understanding that they will be required to play Cornet. French Horn players may audition on French Horn with the understanding that they will be required to play Eb Tenor Horn. Brass band instruments will be provided free of charge to successful applicants for use during the Hannaford Youth Program season. All instruments (with the exception of Bass Trombone) will be required to read treble clef - don't worry, you can learn!

  • The Hannaford Youth Bands have limited space available. Some applicants may not be accepted. Unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting / substitution list.

In-person auditions

will  be held

Sat. Sept. 9th



Audition Requirements​ That Demonstrate Your Level

1. Play a scale of your choice one octave ascending and descending (or two octaves if capable), all slurred, at a steady tempo. 

2. Two short contrasting solos / studies, max. length 2-3 minutes, demonstrating range, technique, and general musicianship (accompanist not required.) For example, choose something lyrical to show your tone and something with a faster tempo showing articulation and rhythm.

3. For in-person auditions we will have a snare drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, and drum set. Please prepare something on snare drum - mallets, and drum set if you are able.

Audition fee for the 2023-2024 season is $25.

Questions? Contact Anita McAlister, HYP Director, (416) 804-1548,

Application Form

Parent/Guardian Information

Music Information

If you play a low brass (bass clef) instrument, can you read treble clef?

Education Information

Do you currently take lessons with a private instructor?

*$25 audition fee required upon checkout.

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