New Student Audition

Now Accepting Auditions
2023-2024 Season
Spring Semester

General audition guidelines

  • Choose audition solos and scales that represent your current level of playing.
  • Audition music should be thoroughly prepared and mastered to the best of your ability.
  • Students should consult their  private teacher or school music teacher for selection and preparation of appropriate audition music.
  • You may audition in-person on select dates or submit a video (see below for how to apply)

For more specific audition guidelines for your instrument follow these links:

Requirements to join YOBC

School Music Program Participation Requirement
All students must participate in their school instrumental music program as available.

Private Lesson Requirement
YOBC students must take private lessons. Elementary students who play a band instrument (ie: not a string instrument) are excluded from the private lesson requirement for their first year of membership in YOBC. However, we strongly recommend that all students take private lessons to support their overall musical progress.

Students who are not taking private lessons are allowed to audition for YOBC, however, once accepted those who are required to do so must begin private lessons prior to attending rehearsals in YOBC.

Conduct Requirement
YOBC requires students to treat their conductors, ensemble liaisons, and fellow musicians with respect. Students who repeatedly engage in disruptive or disrespectful behavior may be dismissed and required to forfeit YOBC membership and tuition.

Core ensembles rehearse weekly on Sunday afternoons during the months of September-November and January-April at the Bucks County Community College, Newtown Campus. Most chamber groups rehearse weekly; string sectionals occur on a rotating basis for some ensembles.

When to audition for YOBC

With a video audition, you can audition to join YOBC at any time. Video auditions received after the 2nd week of a semester are considered for the next semester. In-person auditions are held on a date to-be-announced in April/May, for the next Fall semester.

2023-2024 Season Dates

Fall Semester
First Rehearsal: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Concert date is based on which ensembles you are placed in.
Concerts: Saturday, November 18, 2023, or Sunday, November 19, 2023

Spring Semester
First Rehearsal: Sunday, January 7, 2024
Concert date is based on which ensembles you are placed in.
Concerts: Saturday April 13, 2024, or Sunday, April 14, 2024

How to apply to audition for YOBC and submit a video audition

  1. First, click here to complete an audition application
  2. Next, you can submit a video audition online at any time to be considered for the next round of ensemble placements for Fall 2023. Instructions to submit your video can be found here.


Email or phone 267-225-1908.