Junior BAY Winds

Would you like to be a member of JBAY?

JBAY Spring Auditions will be held on February 3, 2020.

Middle school students from Tampa and all nearby counties are invited to audition for Junior BAY Winds at the University of South Florida. We are seeking talented wind and percussion students who enjoy performing great literature and being surrounded by individuals who share a passion for music.

Rehearsals will be held on Thursday nights throughout the Spring Semester beginning on February 13. All rehearsals are 6:30-8:30 in USF’s Choral Rehearsal Hall. For a complete schedule, click here.

Upon acceptance into the ensemble, there is a $150.00/semester membership fee, due at the first rehearsal. Payments can be made via credit card, PayPal, or check made out to Bay Area Youth Winds or BAYW. We can work with you if you need to be put on a payment plan.

If you are interested in auditioning for JBAY, auditions will be held on February 3 from 4:00-7:00pm. You must fill out the contact form AND sign up for an audition time to be eligible to audition. Please click here to sign up for an audition. For audition music information, click here.

The JBAY final concert will be on Sunday, May 10 at 4:30.

Spring Auditions

Auditions for the spring semester of JBAY will be held on February 3, 2020. To sign up for an audition, click here.

To download the All-State audition music, click here.

JBAY Audition Music Information


Students may audition using the Florida All-State audition music (music can be downloaded here) or they can choose to perform other repertoire that best demonstrates their capabilities.

  1. Students may pick excerpts from one or multiple sources that allows for the demonstration of technical and lyrical playing.
  2. The total amount of music should not exceed 3 minutes.
  3. Students should be prepared to play any major scale up to 4 flats or 4 sharps and a chromatic scale the full range of their instrument. 
  4. Percussionists should prepare a keyboard excerpt and one on either snare or timpani. They should also be prepared to play scales and rudiments.
  5. Students who are unable to audition in person on the 3rd can send a video audition via email to hlundahl@ccslancers.com. Students who chose this option should select any 3 major scales + the chromatic.  Percussionist should play 3 major scales and 3 rudiments.

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