Stambaugh Youth Concert Band

The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band (SYCB) is made up of the top high school musicians from Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania.  The band rehearses Tuesday evenings from September to April and puts on two concerts annually in the Stambaugh Auditorium Concert Hall. Membership in the organization is possible through auditions. The band features a senior soloist at the band’s spring concert, this solo position is selected through an audition process.  

2022/2023 Season Dates

Spring 2023 Audition:
Spring auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 3 from 5:00 PM to 5:40 PM

Senior Solo Auditions:
Tuesday, January 10 beginning at 8:00 PM

Spring 2023 Rehearsal dates:
Each Tuesday from January 3, 2023 to April 11, 2023

Spring 2023 Concert dates:
Dress rehearsal – Monday, April 17, 2023
Concert – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

To schedule an audition, please call the administrative office at 330-747-5175 or email

This year marks the 21st Season of the Henry H. Stambaugh Youth Concert Band (SYCB). Auditions will be held for wind and percussion musicians at Stambaugh Auditorium on Tuesday, January 3 from 5:00 PM to 5:40 PM.

General Requirements:

  • Student must be:
    • A member in good standing of their high school instrumental music program
    • In grades 9 through 12, consideration given to 8th graders 
    • Recommended by their high school band director
  • Home school students must be recommended by private teacher
  • Students are required to bring the signed personnel form to their audition
  • Students selected will follow all guidelines, rules, and regulations of SYCB
  • Students becoming members of SYCB will be responsible for an $85.00 fee for the year
  • A required student/parent meeting will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm in the Concert Hall at Stambaugh Auditorium. The meeting is to discuss procedures and expectations for all students participating in SYCB.

Audition Schedule:

  • Wind Player & Percussion Auditions will be held Tuesday, September 6 from 5-9 pm and  Tuesday, September 13  from 5-9 pm.

Audition Materials and Information:

  • Musicians should prepare a segment with contrasting styles from a solo, not to exceed five minutes in length, at the OMEA Class C level minimum.
  • Musicians will also be asked to sight read a short excerpt and sound tuning pitches. 
  • Appointments must be made to reserve an audition time. Please call the Stambaugh Auditorium administrative office at 330-747-5175 to schedule an audition time.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your audition.
  • Students should enter via the west entry doors (parking lot side of the building), will be checked in, and then go to the warmup area.
  • Students will be called and directed to the audition space for their audition.

Henry H. Stambaugh Youth Concert Band General Guidelines:

  • Most rehearsals will be at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 5th Avenue, Youngstown, OH  44504
    • Held every Tuesday unless otherwise noted from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Parent meeting will be held on September 20 at 6:00 pm
  • Uniform Security will be present at all SYCB functions
  • Students are required to attend all rehearsals and concerts of the SYCB.
    • If a conflict arises with respective school band activities, the student will honor their obligation to their high school band first. Please communicate in advance of any conflicts.
  • Students are to have their music prepared for each rehearsal
  • Band members will be given complete band information, calendar, and updated safety protocols at their first rehearsal. This information will also be available for download at

Interested in Joining the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band?

This year marks the 21st Season of the Henry H. Stambaugh Youth Concert Band (SYCB). Auditions will be held for wind and percussion musicians at Stambaugh Auditorium on Tuesday, September 6 from 5-9 PM and Tuesday, September 13 from 5-9 PM.

Fall Semester Schedule:

  • September 6, 2021 – Auditions
  • September 13, 2021 – Auditions
  • September 20, 2021 – parent meeting and first fall semester SYCB rehearsal from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
  • September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8 – weekly SYCB rehearsals from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • November 14, 2021 – SYCB dress rehearsal from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • November 15, 2021 – SYCB Fall Concert

Download the information packet below for additional information about auditions.

Support the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band

We are very excited about the start of this year’s Stambaugh Youth Concert Band program.  Nearly 50 exceptionally talented young musicians representing high schools from throughout the Mahoning and Shenango valleys have been selected to participate for the 2021 – 2022 school year.  We have begun our weekly rehearsals and will be showcasing our work at two public concerts to be held on November 16, 2021 and April 12, 2022 in the beautiful Stambaugh Auditorium concert hall. 

The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band provides extracurricular, high quality music education and performance opportunities to a select group of
outstanding young musicians.  Membership in the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band is a prestigious honor. The program not only provides the students with an opportunity to expand their musical knowledge and expertise, but it also provides them with the opportunity to meet and work with like-minded peers from other schools and communities throughout the region. Participation in the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band also helps to instill in the students the importance of hard work, integrity, work ethic, teamwork and discipline.

Founded in 2001, the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band is now entering its 20th anniversary season. Over the years, participation in the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band has paved the way for many of the students to continue their music education at the college level and to pursue careers in musical performance or music education.  The support of our donors is what makes this all possible.   

Please consider serving as one of our season sponsors.  The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band program would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.  Your support of these outstanding young musicians is vital to the success of the program. 

Please click the button below for a complete menu of sponsorship opportunities. Contact JoAnn Stock, Chief Development Officer at or at 330-747-5175 if you have any questions or need additional information.