Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by HBB, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Just a quick question.

    What sort of grade should you be at to apply for the NYBB?

    Cheers, HBB
  2. ben.gernon

    ben.gernon Member

    They say you must be at least Grade 5 standard-they expect older candidates to be of a higher standard! I passed an audition last year-just waiting for my seat now!! But, go for it if you think you can! :D
  3. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Ben, you might like to have a look at their website to get an idea.

  4. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    When I last applied they said it was mainly dependent on audition, but that if you were 13 you should be about grade 6 standard.
  5. Andy Moore

    Andy Moore Member

    What about 14 ?
  6. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    Well if I knew I would have said :? ... but I don't think there's a definate standard you must be.
  7. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    Well, You need to be approx grade 5 standard, play one of the entry pieces and study of your choice and know your scales up to 4#s and flats, major and minor!

    Thats it! :p lol!

  8. blue_smarties

    blue_smarties Member

    You also have to do a sight readin which is G8 standard approx. :)
  9. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Go for it Ben! :D
  10. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member


    I really don't think you should worry in the slightest as to whether you're of a high enough standard. Go for it.
  11. Di

    Di Active Member

    Yea, go on, go for it. They could do with some more lads (I believe they're losing another 2 to "old age" for next year) to balance up with all the lasses in the horn section. :D :lol:
  12. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Of course which instrument to choose is the question?, Cornet, Horn or Bass?
  13. trombelle

    trombelle Member

    does 'youth' mean under 18? or under 21's?
  14. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    Under 19s
  15. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    I thought you had to be under 17 to apply though?
  16. Under 21 in Wales....
  17. blue_smarties

    blue_smarties Member

    I am lead to believe that all 3 male members of the horn section are leaving at summer! :) So you'd be the only one! :)
  18. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    yes but I applied and got in when i was 18.
  19. you have to get a reference thing from your conductor as well don't you?
  20. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    well, your tutor or whatever has to put something yes.