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KYWO Audition Information


Applicants should be grade 6 standard and above.


Membership is open to player’s aged 11 to 19 who are still in full time education. Entry is by prospective applicants being observed during group workshops run by professional tutors plus a short audition and discussion. Tutors are looking for versatility and responsiveness to musical suggestion and not necessarily good soloists. The workshops will involve working on repertoire for the next season and will be held on a Sunday to avoid missing any school lessons. There are three workshops – Woodwind, Brass and Percussion. These sessions are held in September/October.

Brass and woodwind players should also bring some material they have been working on recently to the day to perform during the short audition.

Additional Information

Failure to secure a place in the Wind Orchestra may not be because you did not play well. You may be of suitable standard but not recruited simply because there are insufficient places available. This is why applicants are put in rank order. Remember that we want you to play to the best of your ability. We are sympathetic people who realise you are under pressure and might be nervous. You will be performing in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Please note: Auditions are held as and when positions arise within the Wind Orchestra and your application will be held on file until a vacancy arises.

Dates for KYWO Auditions for 2019/20 Season:

Brass: Sunday 8 September 2019, 10am 3.30pm

Woodwind: Sunday 15 September 2019, 10am to 3.30pm

Percussion: Sunday 22 September 2019, 10am to 3.30pm

Auditions on the above dates are being held at King’s School Rochester. If you are unavailable for these dates please contact the office as alternative dates may be available during the season. 

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To register your interest or for more information please contact Valerie Cordina on 01622 358402 or countygroups@kent-music.com.