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Fountain City looking for the next generation

North American champion is looking to secure its long term future through its trio of amazing Academy youth bands.

Fountain City
  Fountain City has an an amazing youth set up that has helped them win countless awards

The North American champion Fountain City Brass Band is ensuring that it will invest in youth to secure its long term future.

The band is hoping to attract a new generation of youngsters to its Fountain City Youth Band ranks through a series of auditions which will be held on October 9th, 16th and 17th at St James Academy in Lenexa in Kansas.

Any player of any ability under the age of 23 can audition for one of the three Fountain City Youth Bands.

Premier

Artistic Director Dr Lee Harrelson told 4BR:"Since the Academy was formed in 2008 it has touched hundreds of lives and has become one of the premiere youth brass and percussion ensembles anywhere in the world."

Great futures

He added: "Performers in the Academy work closely, on a weekly basis, with members of Fountain City Brass Band, and each year you can find the Kansas and Missouri All-State Band and Orchestras filled with members of the Academy and many have chosen music as their field of study at the university level.

The Academy is open to students of all levels of ability and is a fun, challenging and inclusive atmosphere."

The Academy is open to students of all levels of ability and is a fun, challenging and inclusive atmosphereArtistic Director Dr Lee Harrelson

More information

For more information go to: www.fcyba.net

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