Late Entry

Musicians making application for Membership to GCYO outside the stipulated Audition Periods may be considered at any time. To proceed, please follow these steps:

  • Late Applicants expressing interest, must submit an Application. Questions may be be directed to the GCYO office at 0423 148 992 or
  • Where an instrument gap exists, that is, GCYO has space available in the group the late Applicant is interested in, then GCYO will invite the Applicant to proceed to audition. A late Membership Fee of $70 applies.
  • Where an instrument gap does not exist, the late Applicant will not be offered an audition for placement in the current year. Instead, late Applicants will be invited to apply with the majority of Applicants in the October/November Auditions for following year entry.
  • Late Applicants lose the opportunity for competitive seating. That is, all late Applicants will be seated behind on-time Applicants regardless of competence.
  • If the late Applicant has not attended GCYO before, they may participate in, or observe, one rehearsal before a formal audition. Auditions must follow by no later than week 2 from Expression of Interest. Any request for an audition time-extension is to be advised to the GCYO office at 0423 148 992 or
  • Audition Music Excerpts, plus a 2-minute piece of the musicians own choosing, is to be performed by all Applicants.
  • The Adjudication Panel for late entries, will be the same Adjudication Panel for on-time applicants or the GCYO conductor as determined.
  • Non-Members may not participate in any GCYO group rehearsal or event; exceptions may apply where GCYO invites participation by Guest Musicians.