2024-2025 Youth Band Auditions


We are proud to announce the 28th season of the Triangle Youth Brass Bands! For over two decades, the TYBB program has maintained a tradition of excellence through performing while fostering the growth of young brass and percussion musicians throughout central North Carolina.


The TYBB is looking for the highest caliber musicians on trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion. There are three bands, placement being determined by audition.

Students must:

  • Be in rising 9th-12th grades.
  • Be accomplished on their instruments.
  • Be enrolled in their school band program for the full academic year.
  • Make a commitment to all dates on the schedule. 

If you have conflicts with anything on the schedule, contact the Artistic Director to see if it will prevent participation.

Application Process

  • All musicians interested in auditioning for the Triangle Youth Brass Bands must complete an online registration form.
  • After the registration form has been submitted, the form will give you a link to sign up for an audition time.
  • * If you are auditioning for the first time with the TYBB, a letter of recommendation is required from your band director or private instructor. This can be emailed to the Artistic Director.
  • Download and prepare the required audition solo.


Brass Audition Material

Brass players are required to perform the 2024 audition solo and sight reading. If you wish to be considered for the Watson Brass Band or Triangle Youth Brass Band you must play all three sections. If you wish to be considered for the Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band only, you may play just the first two sections. However, it is recommended that you attempt the third section as well.


Percussion Audition Material

Percussionists are required to perform the 2024 audition solos for snare drum, AND timpani, AND glockenspiel. The audition location will have instruments; you will need to bring your own music, sticks, and mallets.


Audition Day Procedures


  • When you arrive, find a practice room to warmup.
  • Please wait outside the audition room 5 minutes prior to your audition time.
  • Results will be sent via email on or around June 10, 2024.


All questions should be sent to: Jesse Rackley (Artistic Director) at youthband@trianglebrass.org




2024-2025 Audition Information

June 2 –  Cary School of Music
201 W. Chatham St. Cary, NC 27511

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