• For qualified Salvationist instrumentalists 13-25 years of age.
  • Membership is contingent on:
    • Ongoing discipleship to Jesus Christ.
    • Active service and upstanding soldiership in corps. 
    • Faithful participation in corresponding corps music sections where available.
  • All audition materials must be received by October 1, 2021 (for new members only). 
    • Past members are not required to submit an audition. ​
  • TYB members must attend the following rehearsal and performance on:
    • March 18-20, 2022 with Chicago Staff Band - THQ - Hoffman Estates
  • TYB members will attend the following virtual meetings:​ 
    • January 24, 2022 - 6pm


Territorial Youth Band Application Procedure: 

  • Former CMI students who have not successfully auditioned into Wonderland or Citadel Bands are required to submit an audition video with their online application.
  • Applicants who have not attended CMI are required to submit audition videos with their online application.
  • Applicants will submit a video audition to the Territorial Music and Creative Arts Ministries Department to USCMusic@usc.salvationarmy.org (via emailed link to private YouTube/Vimeo or mp4 video file).
    • Territorial Youth Band - Brass Audition - See Below
    • Territorial Youth Band - Percussion Audition - See Below
The Salvation Army
Music and Creative Arts Ministries Department
5550 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
(847) 294-2133

Brass Auditions - All brass musicians must prepare Arban's Characteristic Study #1, the hymn tune Hendon (249) and an excerpt from Fusion (see measure numbers below).

Soprano: Letter I to M

Cornets: m.79-86, m.146-155

Horns: m.72-89, Letter K to M

Trombones: m.114-125, m.150-end

Bass Trombone: 2 measures before L to end

Euph/Bari: m.79-90, m.146-155

Basses: Letter K to end

Percussion Auditions - All percussionists must prepare a snare drum and mallet excerpt from Endeavor. 

Percussion Snare Drum: m.37-85

Percussion Mallets: m.102-end