Youth Orchestra Schedule


Thursday, November 21st, 2013 Fall Concert
Sunday, January 26, 2014 Winter Concert
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Spring Concert

Rehearsals are every Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High School (3302 Grissom Parkway)

Youth Orchestra Auditions

Students entering the 7th grade through college during the 2013-2014 academic year are encouraged to audition. (Some exceptions regarding these age boundaries may be granted at the discretion of the conductor.) Positions are available for all standard orchestra instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, orchestral strings.

Dates & Times for Auditions:
Tuesday, September 3rd from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 5th from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Specific audition times will be posted on the Youth Orchestra page of the Long Bay Symphony’s website,, on Saturday, August 31st after all applications have been received. Please be sure to check this sight for your audition time.


First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach (map)
901 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach

Application Deadline

Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Drop by the office, mail, or fax:
Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra
950 48th Avenue North, Suite 202,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: 843-448-8379
Fax: 843-946-9897

Candidates will be required to perform the following in the audition:

Excerpt(s): (STRINGS ONLY)


If you are a string player, you must play the enclosed excerpts from the scheduled music for the Fall LBSYO concert. For the 2013 auditions, there are 2 excerpts, both from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Do your best to come as close as possible to the indicated tempi and be careful to observe any written dynamics, articulations, etc. Please be aware that the excerpts are primarily for placement within each string section.

Major Scales – up to 3 flats/sharps (E-flat/A):

You will be asked to play 2 to 3 different scales. Be prepared to play them in the manner that you are accustomed. (minimum speed: quarter note = 60 beats/min.)


Be prepared to perform one brief solo piece/etude that illustrates your technical skill and musical abilities. (FOR PERCUSSION: prepare 2 brief solos/etudes. One on snare drum and another one on mallets.)

Sight Reading:

You will be asked to sight read a short musical selection. It would helpful to work on this skill prior to your audition by reading simple duets and such with your friends.

Click Here for Audition Information

Click Here for your Audition Application

Click below on your instrument for the Audition Excerpts required for strings. There are two pages of excerpts for each instrument; both excerpts are from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1.

Violin I
Violin II

Candidates will be notified of their acceptance status by Friday, September 6th; a complete roster will be posted on the Youth Orchestra page of the Long Bay Symphony’s website, For those accepted, our Fall Retreat will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sea Mist Resort. Our first scheduled rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 10th from 4:40 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach High School Commons Area. Attendance for the Fall Retreat and all rehearsals is MANDATORY, so mark your calendars now!