About the Ridgewood Concert Band Youth Soloist Competition
The Ridgewood Concert Band is committed to assisting in the musical education of
young people and to that end providing students significant opportunities to hear,
experience, and participate in live performances.
Since 2006, the Band has hosted a major wind competition for high school students
in Morris, Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, Hudson, Essex, Union and Rockland counties.
The competition opens in November each year, inviting students to send applications
by January. The recording deadline is in February, finalists are notified, and live
auditions take place in March. Scholarship prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd
place, and the 1st place winner performs their audition piece with the Band in the
This highly acclaimed competition engages students, area band directors, private
teachers, and the entire band membership to promote and celebrate wind education
and quality performances
The 2015 - 2016 winner will be featured on the May 12, 2017 concert, where all the
winners will be recognized and presented with their scholarship award.
Donations to the scholarship award and assistance with the underwriting of this
event are welcome and greatly appreciated. If you are interested in contributing,
please contact the Ridgewood Concert Band either by phone (201 403-9030) or by email