Ridgewood Concert Band Youth Soloist Competition

On The Prizes

First Place: Solo performance with the Ridgewood Concert Band on Friday, May 12, 2017, and $1,000 scholarship award

Second Place: $500 scholarship award

Third Place: $250 scholarship award

On Eligibility

The 2016 - 2017 Ridgewood Concert Band Youth Soloist Competition is open to United States citizens and legal non-citizens who are full-time high school band students residing in the following counties: Morris, Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, Hudson, Essex, Union and Rockland.

On The Entry Process

Entering the RCB YSC is a two-step process.

Students must submit a typewritten letter with applicant’s name, instrument, address, telephone number, school, grade, e-mail address and a $25 entrance fee (check made payable to Ridgewood Concert Band, Inc.) postmarked by February 27, 2017.

In addition to the letter and entrance fee, students must submit a video recording of their piece in mp4 format.

Accompaniment is not necessary for preliminary audition recordings.

All entry forms must be mailed to: RCB Youth Soloist Competition C/O Jackie Sarracco, 74 Ridge Road Glen Rock, NJ 07452 .

Video files willbe reviewed on receipt of letter and entry fee.

Video files must be sent to jasarracco@gmail.com and jenwisemusic@gmail.com

On The Competition Process

The finalists will be chosen March 11th, 2017, and will be notified by phone and email, then by mail if necessary. Finals will be held in on March 25th, 2017. (site to be determined) Please check the website www.ridgewoodband.org for updates. Accompaniment at finals is required. The winners will receive their scholarships and the first place winner will perform with the Ridgwood Concert Band at the May 12, 2017 concert.

Repertoire Requirements

Candidates are to perform a piece of appropriate standard with band accompaniment e.g. a Region Band piece or a piece of similar difficulty. Please consult with teachers or our committee if you are unsure of accompaniment availability.


Jackie Sarracco at jasarracco@gmail.com or Jen Wise at jenwisemusic@gmail.com.