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hazelgrovemusicalfestival.org.uk

‘An annual competitive festival providing performance opportunities for children and adults ... It has sections for Instrumental and Vocal classes for all ages, and Speech and Drama classes for children ... The Festival is held each year to coincide with the Schools’ February half-term holiday week.‘

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www.hmyf.org.uk

‘A celebration of music, song, speech and drama. HMYF provides a public platform for performance in a friendly, relaxed yet competitive environment ... HMYF owns over 200 cups and trophies, which are presented to our winners along with certificates and festival medals.‘ Held Early March.

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www.amaretti.org.uk

'Small string orchestra established in 2004 consisting of experienced amateurs, music teachers and professional players. The orchestra has a varied repertoire ranging from Bach to Britten and perform in the South Manchester area, with excursions to Buxton as part of the Festival Fringe.’

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www.crystalchords.org.uk

‘A dynamic award-winning chorus which enjoys performing, and the thrill of competition whether at home or abroad ... We sing a cappella (unaccompanied harmony) and belong to the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers. Performing at private or public events, we support community groups and nominate a charity each year.’

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www.faireyband.com

'Founded in 1937 by a group of employees at the Fairey Aviation Works in Stockport, the Band achieved many musical successes under the brilliant direction of Harry Mortimer, their Musical Director for over thirty years. Since those early days, the Band has been 16 times British Open Champions and National Champions of Great Britain on 9 occasions. Winners of the BBC "Best of Brass" and Granada "Band of the Year" titles add further touches of distinction to this famous Band.'

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hazelgroveorchestra.co.uk

‘We are an enthusiastic amateur orchestra based in Hazel Grove, Stockport. We play music which is fun to play, approachable and enjoyable to listen to ... We give three concerts a year ... and these are always very well attended ... We always have vacancies for experienced and enthusiastic musicians, so if you enjoy playing beautiful music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, then come and join us.’

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ladybrooksingers.co.uk

‘We are based in Hazel Grove, Stockport and have an average membership of around forty ladies of various ages and from all walks of life. We sing a wide and varied repertoire including art songs, folk songs, madrigals, modern musicals, gospel and other sacred and secular music. The Ladybrook Singers enjoy performing in concerts and festivals. We have had many successes over the years attaining first place at several music festivals throughout the UK.‘

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ssbb.org.uk/about/

Formed in 1978: 'A fully inclusive band with opportunities for players of all standards and ambitions'.

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www.stockportsymphony.co.uk

'Formed in 1975 as The New Orchestra of Manchester ... In 1978 the orchestra accepted the offer by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council of a permanent home in the Edwardian splendour of the Town Hall ... The orchestra performs eight concerts each season at the Town Hall and also appears elsewhere during the year.'

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stockportukulele.blogspot.co.uk

‘We are a group of ukulele enthusiasts who gather to sing and play together ... From 7 to 8pm is a Beginners/Easy Song session, then from 8 to 9pm we have an Improvers session where we may work on new songs or to improve existing ones. What happens after 9pm will depend on who remains after the break ... We are predominantly a wooden ukulele club, although we welcome banjo-ukes as long as they are sensitively played. Sorry but we cannot accommodate other instruments ... We play mainly for our own entertainment but we are available for bookings and we will consider charitable events.‘

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www.syo.org.uk

‘Since it was set up in 1956 Stockport Youth Orchestra has gained an enviable reputation - not only for quality concerts, but also for the range of opportunities and orchestral training it provides for young people. It is now acknowledged as one of the leading amateur orchestras in the region. There are two complete symphony orchestras to cater for players of differing standards ... Advanced players are also encouraged to perform solo items with the orchestras in our series of concerts.’

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www.thelightorchestra.co.uk

Originally the 'Trafford Light Orchestra': 'The Light Orchestra performs numerous concerts each year. Our programmes are suitable for the whole family and typically includes popular light orchestral music and favourites from the stage and screen. We've also performed children's concerts with soundtracks from Mary Poppins and Frozen; plus Proms Night concerts with Pomp and Circumstance and Jerusalem.'

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www.wernethconcertband.org.uk

'A community wind band based in Romiley, near Stockport, England. We play regularly at a range of venues across Greater Manchester and northwest England, plus undertaking frequent foreign tours. Our repertoire ranges from arrangements of classical music, wind and military band music, selections from films and musicals, to the light and popular. We have also commissioned pieces specially for the band. We rehearse weekly and accept players of reasonable ability.'

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