Seeking the best of young musical talent
8:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra are looking for new recruits and will be running a special event at St Peter’s High School in Gloucester.
On Thursday 10th October the Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra will be welcoming 10 special guests for a celebration of music that aims to attract new recruits.
Keith Allen, Chair of the National Concert Band Festival, makes a welcome return to Gloucestershire and will put the band through their paces in preparation for their appearance at the National Concert Band Regional Festival in Cheltenham on Sunday 24th November. Philip Mercer (former RAF Central Band member) will also be working alongside the bands young clarinet and saxophone players. In addition, the band will be joined by eight brass teachers and students from Lithuania who are spending four days touring the UK and will join the band for a rehearsal. Steven Legge, Assistant Head of Gloucestershire Music said, “This will be a perfect event to welcome new players to Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra. We already have a healthy membership of 55 young players who represent their county through music. “We have room for another 10 dedicated young musicians who are a minimum of grade six on a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument. We run county groups for string players and vocalists as well and encourage any young musician to get in touch to find out more.”
Cllr Paul McLain, Cabinet member for children and young people and commissioning said, “We’ve got some real musical talent in the county and many young people are already taking part. If you play a musical instrument and would like to take your skills further, please get in touch and make the most of the opportunities on offer.”
The event is being held at St Peter’s High School in Stroud Road, Gloucester on Thursday 10th October from 7pm until 9pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Steven Legge on 01452 330300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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