Perform with the WCCB!

WCCB's Annual Concerto Competition

The Washtenaw Community Concert Band's ANNUAL CONCERTO COMPETITION awards a cash prize of $1,000 to the winner, who will perform their concerto with the WCCB in concert.

Applicants must be enrolled in grades 9–12 in a public, parochial, or private high school located in Washtenaw County, be a member of the school's band or orchestra, and be a player of an instrument commonly used in concert bands. The applicant must have parental and band/orchestra teacher approval to apply. Music to be performed for the audition must be from the approved list. Prior approval from William Perrine, WCCB Conductor and Music Director, is required for any proposed substitutions (email concertoinfo@wccband.org). The initial round of judging is based on a video recording that the applicant posts on a non-public section of YouTube.


Ian Chung

Ian Chung
2024 winner

Performed Reinecke's Concerto in D Major for Flute and Wind Band on May 2, 2024

Ian’s musical career first began at the young age of 3, when his mother began to teach him piano lessons. The fundamentals of music were deeply rooted in his memory during this time, making it an easy transition from the piano to the flute. He first saw the flute during 5th grade and was immediately captivated by it and took it home immediately. By the next morning, he was able to play every solo in the beginning band book provided by his director at the time.

Ian is currently a junior attending Pioneer High School. He serves as the Principal Flutist of the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as serving as 1st chair in both Pioneer Symphony Band and Orchestra. Ian has also played as Principal Flute in the MSBOA All-State Orchestra, as well as being one of four winners of the MSBOA Outstanding Soloist Competition. With the Pioneer Bands, Ian has traveled to New York City and performed at Carnegie Hall. In the spring of 2024, Ian is excited about the upcoming Italy-Croatia-Slovenia band tour with the Pioneer Symphony Band!

Pioneer Band Director David A. Leach and private lesson teacher Laura Latterner are Ian’s biggest supporters, guiding him through his high school years with musical as well as mental support.

In his free time, Ian works as a private lesson teacher as well as a math and science tutor. He enjoys running, swimming, and playing tennis. He is very excited to perform with the WCCB and is very grateful for the opportunity to do so!