Instrument Balance

GCYO LogoThe following Balance of Instruments is considered ideal for GCYO Groups as determined by the Music Director and ratified by the Management Committee (effective June 2014). Excess applications for limited seats must be determined by Adjudication Panel nominating Members for placement each year. Variations to this balance requires substantiation and approval from the Management Committee.

  YS JS SO LBB BB
Violin 1 14 14 12
Violin 2 14 14 12
Viola 12 12 10
Cello 12 12 10
Double Bass 6 6 5
Flute 3 3
Clarinet 2 2
Bass Clarinet 1 1
Oboe 2 2
Bassoon 2 2
French Horn 4 4
Trumpet 3 3 5 5
Trombone 3 3 4 4
Tuba 1 1
Percussion 4 4  1  1
Piano/keyboard 1 1  1 1 1
Alto Sax 2 2
Bari Sax 1 1
Tenor Sax 2 2
Bass 1 1
Guitar 1 1
Drum Kit 1 1
Vocals 1 1
TOTAL 70 70 50 20 20