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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and
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.
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 email@example.com or
Jen Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org.