Apply now to be in the 2015 National Youth Band of Canada. Performances in May 2015.
National Youth Band of Canada Audition Deadline
The National Youth Band of Canada (NYB) is the most comprehensive music education youth project offered by the Canadian Band Association. The NYB provides an opportunity for the country’soutstanding 16-22 year old musicians to gather for an enriching and inspiring musical and cultural experience. It is an outstanding opportunity to perform under the leadership of a renowned Canadian conductor and a Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. featured soloist. The NYB experience also provides each of these young musicians the chance to network with some of the finest instrumentalists from across Canada The NYB is the premiere youth wind ensemble in Canada.Every year the band travels to a different Canadian province for one week of intense rehearsals and performances. This past May, the National Youth Band of Canada was held in Edmonton, Alberta at the University of Alberta. The 2014 Yamaha guest artist was Alastair Kay, Head of the Brass Department at Humber college.Next May 2-10, 2015, the National Youth Band will be in Toronto. As of now, we will be based at Humber College for the week. This would include accommodations and rehearsal facilities.
The band meets together for the first time on Sunday, May 2 and has an evening rehearsal. three more days of intensive rehearsal. On Thursday and Friday, the group will be giving concerts to local area schools during the day and performing in the evening concert(s) at the Toronto Festival of Music.