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Join Us

The Brookline Community Band is seeking musicians who possess the following qualities:

  • Team players who can collaborate effectively.

  • Demonstrated high caliber of musical ability and spirit.

  • Willingness to commit to most rehearsals and performances.

  • Passion for music.

Our band consists of a diverse membership, including music teachers, working/retired professionals, and researchers. Many of our members have previous experience playing in college bands, and some hold music degrees.


Wednesday Nights (September-May)
Florida Ruffin Ridley School in Brookline, MA


An audition is always welcome as it helps us determine the best placement for new players. In case a section is already full, we can place a player on our waiting list.

Our season runs from September to May. You have the option to send us a video audition or participate in a live audition.

To submit a video audition, please include the following:

  1. A brief introduction about yourself.

  2. If you play more than one instrument, please include them.

  3. Perform one or two pieces that showcase your playing ability. The music can be solos, etudes, or excerpts from band/orchestra compositions.

  4. Demonstrate your proficiency by performing two scales of your choice, spanning either one or two octaves.

  5. The entire video should not exceed 4 minutes in duration.

Once you have created the video, please upload it to YouTube or a cloud drive and share the link with us.

We look forward to receiving your audition and hearing from you!

Contact Us


Florida Ruffin Ridley School

345 Harvard St.

Brookline, MA 02446


For questions, please contact our President John Bassett



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