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National Youth Band of Canada

The National Youth Band of Canada (NYB), Canada's premiere youth wind ensemble, is the most comprehensive music education youth project offered by the Canadian Band Association. Annually since 1994, the National Youth Band of Canada has provided an opportunity for the country's outstanding 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 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 Canadian Band Association is committed to fostering an environment supportive of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility. We encourage everyone to participate in our programs and in the programs of their respective provincial band associations.

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We are accepting recall auditions for Tenor Saxophone and Percussion.


Please note that in addition to a video recording, a $20 audition fee as well as a letter of recommendation form from the applicants band teacher/conductor is required. 


Recall Audition Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2024 

Applicants accepted into the band are responsible for their travel to and from Halifax,

as well as a $900 participation fee (inclusive of tour accommodation & food).

More information about the 2024 tour will be shared here, and via Facebook and Instagram, in the coming weeks. 

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