Rehearsals will be held as shown on the “Calendar & Rehearsals” tab, beginning in September, and will conclude in May, with concerts scheduled during the school year.

All performers are expected to fulfill their membership obligation to the ensemble through individual preparation of the selected repertoire and attendance at all rehearsals and performances.

Students should notify the YBA office in writing at least one week prior to an anticipated absence (except in cases of illness or emergency).

All members of YBA are required to enroll in their school's instrumental ensemble music program (band or orchestra) for the entire school year. Students may not substitute the YBA experience for their primary ensemble in their school. Special consideration for extenuating circumstances will be evaluated individually.

Students who do not have a resident instrumental music ensemble at their school or students with irreconcilable scheduling conflicts must be recommended by an appropriate school official. Students who are home schooled must be recommended by a private teacher.