Training Ensemble Applicants (Training Band & String Orchestra)
No auditions are held for our training ensembles and we try to accommodate all applicants. Offer of place letters are issued during December/January with full details of the forthcoming season’s events.

Senior Ensemble Applicants (Concert Band & Symphony Orchestra)

Audition Requirements: 

At present, no live auditions are expected to be held for season 2022.

Applicants will be asked to prepare video recordings of 2 elements; A & B.

If you are applying for Concert Band & Symphony Orchestra, you only need to record the orchestra test piece.

A) Prepared piece of your own choice

String, woodwind and brass players will be asked to prepare one piece of their own choice (approximately 2-4 mins). Percussionists will be asked to prepare a short piece on tuned percussion and a 2nd piece on either snare drum or timpani. All auditions should be unaccompanied. In choosing music, applicants should select something that best demonstrates ability.

B) Test piece chosen by our audition panel

These are now available to download HERE

Applicants should record these and upload to You Tube following the instructions provided. Links to recordings should be emailed to; and submitted no later than Monday 8th November.

Don’t forget to include your full name, instrument and the ensemble you are applying for.

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Our website at provides a good deal of information but please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email to; if you have any further queries.