Schedule

Fountain City Youth Brass Academy

2017-2018 Season Schedule

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Welcome to the Fountain City Youth Brass Academy! We are excited that you are joining us for another year of exciting, fun and dedicated music-making. The Fountain City Youth Brass Academy (FCYBA) is the educational outreach component of the Fountain City Brass Band (FCBB), North America’s premiere volunteer brass and percussion ensemble. The mission of the FCYBA is to inspire young musicians of all performance ability levels to achieve a high standard of musicianship and to foster a life-long love of music. Please contact helen@fcbb.net if you have any questions.

2017-2018 Season Schedule

Auditions

October 6, 7, 8 & 14. Should a makeup audition be granted it will take place on October 17.
Auditions will take place at St. James Academy

Reading Sessions

October 29, 1:00-8:00 PM
Exact times for individual bands to follow. 

NABBA Workshops

December 17 and January 7, 1:00-8:00 PM
Exact times and locations for individual bands to follow. 

Weekly rehearsals take place on Sundays and begin January 14th.
Exact times and locations for individual bands to follow. 

April 5-8 North American Brass Band Championships (Ft. Wayne, Indiana)

April 15 Finale Concert for All Bands
Sound Checks: noon – 3pm
Concert Starts: 3pm
Location to follow

NABBA Trip Fees 

For those students taking place in the bands traveling to, and competing in, the North American Brass Band Championships there will be an additional fee of $425. A trip deposit of $125 is due by December 18 with January and February payments of $150 due each month. This fee covers transportation to and from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, hotel (based on quadruple occupancy), competition fees, workshops, and some meals. Payments can be made by check or online via the FCYBA website for a small convenience fee.

A very limited number of season ‘service’ scholarships are available for students that demonstrate financial need. Email helen@fcbb.net if you would like more information.