Capital Cadet Band | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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    Capital Cadet Band

  • Capital Cadet Band Interest Form for the 2021-2022 Season

    The Capital Cadet Band is an honor band that performs challenging literature for young musicians. It is an ensemble comprised of advanced young musicians from schools across Central Ohio.

    It provides:

    • Challenging new music
    • Full band experience with quality instruction
    • Meet other outstanding young musicians from schools around Central Ohio
    • Concerts in beautiful Mees Hall at Capital University.

    Under the direction of Susan O'Rourke, the mission of the Capital Cadet Band is to encourage the technical and musical development of young woodwind, brass, and percussion players in Central Ohio. Membership is open to middle school students in Central Ohio who participate in their school band program. The ensemble is designed to enrich and enhance students’ musical abilities.


    Students should make a video and include the following elements:

    • Students should state their name and current school as an introduction
    • Students will play a short piece of music that best demonstrates their current ability. It can be a line or two from their band book, a section of sheet music performed by their school band that best displays their ability, a short etude, or (part of) a solo from your private teacher. Just show what you know!
    • Perform ONE scale from this list: Concert Bb, Eb, Ab, or F.
    • Video should frame the student from the torso up and we must be able to see fingers/slide positions or stick grip (for percussion)

    Registration & Video Submission

    Cadet Band Registration Fee
    There is an annual fee of $285 to participate in the CYSB.  This fee includes the Personal Protective Equipment that will be required when rehearsing and performing on Capital’s campus. 

    No student will ever be denied the opportunity to participate in the CYSB because of financial need. Tuition assistance is available through Capital if the registration fee is cost prohibitive for families.

    Please feel free to email director Susan O'Rourke if you have questions.