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.
1. Play a Bb concert scale 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 percussionists, normally we would ask you to demonstrate your skill level on snare, drum set, or mallets. Depending on what instruments you have available, show us what you can do! Even a snare solo / study on a practice pad if that's what you've got!
will be held
Sat. Sept. 26th
& Sun. Sept. 27th
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, auditions will take place online. Applicants are asked to pre-record their audition in one take and submit it via YouTube. A link will be forwarded once your application is received. If you would be uncomfortable making a video recording, it is possible to request a Zoom appointment. If this is your option, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Contact Anita McAlister, HYP Director, (416) 804-1548, email@example.com.