Audition to join the Kent Youth Wind Orchestra
To become a member of the Kent Youth Wind Orchestra you will be required to audition. Find more more information about the audition process here.
We will be holding auditions for KYWO in September 2022, please contact us for dates and venues. If you are unable to attend one of the dates, we are also happy to hear and view submitted video audition applications.
Please follow the button below labelled ‘Audition for this Group’ to let us know you’re interested in auditioning.
KYWO meets three times a year for a mix of residential courses and workshop days to allow concentrated tuition with specialist tutors and to work with conductors of national standing. All courses culminate in a concert.
KYWO currently holds one of the largest wind ensemble libraries in the South of England, selected from a wide range of composers and styles. Our repertoire includes music for the modern wind band and a vast array if repertoire specifically written for the group.
The modern band includes whole families of wind instruments as well as some of the lesser-known percussion instruments. The marimba, vibraphone and xylophone are used by composers to add a variety of colour to the repertoire. Our repertoire is growing and is designed to be both educationally beneficial and challenging.
As an orchestra of skilled players, KYWO is capable of performing the most demanding of these works. Recently, the players have performed pieces by Philip Sparke, Guy Woolfenden, Klaus Badelt and John Barry amongst others.
Members of the Kent Youth Wind Orchestra should be grade 6 standard and above. We are looking for versatility and responsiveness to musical suggestion and not necessarily good soloists during our audition process.
How much does it cost?
£15 per day
Summer residential course (6 day course)
£60 per day
Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change. To find out if you are eligible to apply for a bursary, please visit our Financial Assistance page.