GMYS Magic City Band Festival
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The Greater Miami Youth Symphony is pleased to host our very first band festival called the Magic City Band Festival with support from the City of Miami Beach and our partnership with The New World Center. The purpose of this event is to promote the importance of Band programs throughout Miami-Dade County and provide young musicians with an opportunity to meet, perform, share their musical achievement and creativity, enhance their skills, learn new repertoire, and collaborate with one another.
This is a FREE event open to various levels of students (eligibility criteria – released soon!). It will take place on TBA. The festival will operate from 8 AM – 5 PM with a culminating performance at 6 PM. Auditions are required for placement, but all students are welcome.
How to Apply?
Students must complete the registration form. Your form should include a link to your recorded video of the audition requirements (see eligibility criteria below). Audition videos and registration forms are DUE April 3. Placements and part assignments will be released on April 17.
*Grade levels are general estimates of age ranges. Students will be placed based on ability by panel of judges
Please select the band that you think you most likely fit into. You may also check out the music requirements for reference. You will select the part that you want or that you are most qualified to play. Your final part assignment may change depending on the results of your audition; you will have time to learn the new part before the performance. Our panel of judges will make the decision on final seating and part assignments. This information will be released on April 17, 2023.
If we cannot open the link to your video, your submission may be disqualified.
What is included?
Important Dates to Know
February 15 – Audition Requirements Release
April 3 – Video Submissions / Registrations DUE
April 17 – Placements and part assignments sent to email on registration form
May 1 – Schedule released
May 21 – DAY OF FESTIVAL
Our GMYS Magic City Band Festival Faculty
- Instrument and accessories (reeds, valve oil, straps, slide grease, etc.)
- Water bottle
- Concert Attire
- Sweater or jacket
- Meal (If you have dietary restrictions, please let our staff know to accommodate you. You may choose to bring your own lunch)
Dark Jeans, GMYS Magic City Band Festival shirt (provided), and closed toe black shoes.
Participation in the GMYS Magic City Band Festival is FREE. Audience members will pay $20 per ticket to attend the concert.
The GMYS Magic City Band Festival will take place at The New World (500 17th street, Miami Beach, Florida 33139).
YES. As this is a one day festival, students MUST remain for the entire event. No exceptions.
Yes, please make sure you make a note in the registration form.