City of Leeds Youth Wind Orchestra play a broad range of music: from transcriptions and arrangements of classical works to contemporary music written for wind bands, music from theatre and film as well as pop and jazz. The age range of the group is 12-19 and we play at around Grade 5-6 level and above. Musicians are welcome to join without formal qualifications if they are of the right standard. Auditions are held in June but expressions of interest are always welcome as spaces may be available throughout the year.
Conductors: Richard Kippen and Ed Roberts
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Unfortunately the auditions for next year’s City of Leeds Youth Orchestra and City of Leeds Youth Wind Orchestra have had to be delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. Please be assured that we will hold auditions again when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about the auditions, or to express an interest in auditioning when we are able to arrange it, please contact Catherine at Catherine.Lloyd@leeds.gov.uk. Please note that an expression of interest does not count as an application, and will not affect your child’s chances of gaining a place. All information about the CLYM auditions will still be released publicly on our website and social media when the time comes.