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www.astleyyouthband.org.uk

'An independent, self funded, community based brass band ... formed in January 1994 ... The band perform throughout the year, and are noted for the diversity of their engagements which include Concerts, Garden Fetes, Local Processions, Church Functions, Birthday Parties and Garden Parties ... Players of any standard, whether on brass or percussion, are more than welcome. The band has a number of instruments available to loan.'

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bmyo.org.uk

'A youth orchestra for children aged 8 - 18. We have four sections, currently best described as friendly ensembles: • String Orchestra; • Wind Band; • Concert Orchestra; • Symphony Orchestra.'

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www.blazingsounds.org.uk

'The Ilfracombe & District Youth Band "Blazing Sounds" welcomes young people aged six to eighteen, living in Ilfracombe and the surrounding villages. If any adults would like to join, bandmaster Emma would be very pleased to hear from you as well.'

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www.camborneyouthband.com

'Has established itself as one of the best youth brass bands in the UK, performing concerts and competing in contests across Cornwall and beyond ... Young, current or aspiring, brass and percussion players are always welcome to join the organisation, having the opportunity to learn and perform in a range of ensembles: the Training Bands, Camborne Junior Contesting, Camborne Youth, and Camborne Brass.'

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www.cheshireyouthorchestra.co.uk

‘Comprises some of the most talented young musicians from all over Cheshire. The Cheshire Youth Orchestra and the Cheshire Youth Training Orchestra provide a fun and friendly environment where young musicians can meet and play in a symphony orchestra setting on a regular basis to develop their musical skills.’

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Also indexedCheshire Youth Training Orchestra
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www.cyso.org.uk

‘CYSO's first official rehearsal took place in September 2014 and is aimed at young players of orchestral instruments based in Chester. The Orchestra gives Chester's young players the chance to play in a full symphony orchestra. The atmosphere in rehearsals is fun and friendly whilst working hard to achieve a high level of professionalism developing musical skills and experience. Entry is through a short, informal audition and applications are welcome at any time.‘

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ciypb.weebly.com

'We are a group of secondary aged pipers and drummers from Inverness and the surrounding area. We play at various events across the City of Inverness.'

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www.congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk

'First established in 1994, gives young local musicians from Congleton and the surrounding areas an opportunity to learn, play and perform music. With currently around 100 members CYO has a senior full orchestra and two training groups (strings; woodwind & brass), which all perform together at concerts at least 3 times a year.'

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www.eyo.org.uk

'An independent youth orchestra well known for its vibrant and exciting performances of a wide range of mainly 19th and 20th century symphonic works and concertos. The orchestra has about 90 members aged between 13 and 19 years from a wide range of backgrounds who attend more than 30 different schools around west London.'

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edyo.info

'Set up in Autumn 2011 as a successor to the Orchestra of the Pagoda which ran from 1999 to 2009. The Orchestra meets on the first 5 Sunday afternoons at the beginning of each term, to avoid conflict with school activities. A public performance is presented on the last Sunday of each course, giving the players a feeling of real achievement as well as an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to their parents and other members of the audience. Players may volunteer a solo performance of a piece they have mastered to gain experience. EDYO welcomes players of grade 4 or above, aged between 8 and 16. No audition is required.'

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www.godalmingyouthorchestra.org.uk

'We play a range of music from the classical repertoire, some in arrangements for youth orchestra, some as originally written. GYO has given first performances of several works written specially for the orchestra and our conductor. At the end of each term, after about ten rehearsals, David Wright conducts the orchestra in a public concert.'

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www.halle.co.uk/the-halle-family/halle-youth-orchestra/

'Hallé Youth Orchestra membership is for outstanding young musicians aged 13 to 19 years and of Associated Board grade 8 standard or equivalent, who love orchestral music and the buzz of contributing to a large orchestra. Full members take part in rehearsals and concerts during term-time and in other training activities including residential courses and tours ... Membership is free, however all members will be requested to make a voluntary donation to the Hallé as a contribution towards the core costs of maintaining the orchestra. Members are also expected to contribute towards the cost of residential courses and tours where appropriate.'

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hebdenbrass.com/index.php

'The Main Band (or A Band) is made up of young people who have developed their playing skills through lessons with the band and elsewhere and have learned to play as part of a group with B Band. We currently have around 25 members of Main Band. Band members need to be really committed to the Band as they need to rehearse regularly as well as play at several engagements throughout the year ... B Band is a development band and allows learners to take their first steps playing with a group of other musicians ...'

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www.levernvalleycommunitybrass.com

'Formed in August 2007 as a partnership between East Renfrewshire Instrumental Music Service and Barrhead Burgh Band. The aims and objectives of the band are to promote and encourage the education of children and young people between the ages of 8 and 19 in the performance and practice of music by providing the facilities, equipment and human resources which are necessary to achieve this. The band also wishes to promote, improve, develop and maintain the brass band genre in and to support the local communities of Barrhead and East Renfrewshire.'

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www.lydian.org.uk

'The premier independent youth orchestra in the South East ... Founded in 1976 by Sevenoaks violin teacher June Clements, accepting only the very best local young musicians. Small and select, Lydian remained a chamber orchestra until relatively recently. The inclusion of full brass and percussion sections for some courses has allowed the orchestra to expand and explore new repertoire ...'

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www.mybb.org.uk

'MYBB has three bands and a drum corps and welcomes total beginners and advanced musicians alike. With over 120 members, most playing instruments owned by the band, and with membership subs of just over £1 per week, MYBB is a dynamic organisation, run entirely by volunteers who are determined to further the brass band tradition in a way that attracts and inspires today’s youth.'

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www.morayconcertbrass.co.uk

'Formed by Glenn M Munro in 1992 from the Moray Music Centre senior brass band which, as with other music centre groups, only rehearsed from August to March with performances at Christmas and Easter. Seeing the potential of the group, Glenn gained permission to continue the group into the summer term and MCB was born ...'

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www.nco.org.uk

'NCO is the only organisation that operates on a national scale in the UK catering for children in the 7-14 years old age group who show an early spark of musical talent and potential ... NCO offers unique and life-changing opportunities for young musicians in six National age-banded Orchestras.These meet throughout the year on residential courses during the school holidays: Main Orchestra; Under 13 Orchestra; Under 12 Orchestra; Under 11 Orchestra; Under 10 Orchestra; Training Orchestra (for young string players). As well as the National Orchestras, members can join one of six NCO Regional Orchestras in their local area. These meet monthly around the country and are a brilliant chance for members of all ages to meet with other NCO musicians from their local area and rehearse exciting new repertoire.'

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www.nybbgb.com

‘The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBB) and the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain (NCBB) are the UK’s leading brass bands for children and teenagers. The Band exists to give exceptionally gifted young brass instrumentalists the opportunity to perform advanced music and receive the highest quality teaching, care and help to provide the brass band movement and the music profession with the next generation of brass players. At all times the Band's first priority is the safety and well-being of the brass musicians of the future ... NYBB applicants should be age 14-19 and grade 8 standard; NCBB applicants should be 8 - 14 and grade 5 standard.’

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Also indexedNational Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain
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www.nyo.org.uk

‘The vision of NYO is to be the most inspirational orchestra for young people in the UK. This vision begins and ends with an unshakeable belief in the limitless potential of Britain's teenage musicians. NYO exists in order to make this potential a reality ... NYO is a performance organisation.While many great orchestral musicians, conductors and composers have benefited from the unique orchestral training given by NYO, our number-one goal is to give thrilling orchestral performances ...’

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www.nywogb.com

‘NYWO meets twice a year for residential courses (Spring and Summer) lasting around 9 days each. The orchestra is conducted by renowned national and international conductors and tutored by professional musicians. A full range of concerts are given each year in venues throughout the country and abroad. Players are aged between 14 and 21 years old and are of Grade 8 and above standard.’

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www.nottinghamyouthorchestra.org

‘Over the past 20 years, NYO has expanded from just one orchestra to three classical orchestras and two jazz orchestras. These groups involve over 300 young players aged 8 to 19, representing some 50 schools in Nottinghamshire and other parts of the East Midlands ... All three orchestras are coached by experienced local professional musicians who support all the sections of the orchestras in their musical development.‘

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www.readingyouthorchestra.co.uk

'The Group, whose membership is evenly split between boys and girls, does one big concert a year but there are summer workshops and summer trips. They also play Christmas carols at Reading station to fundraise and offer A level showcases where school students can hear pieces on their syllabuses being performed. In choosing music for their own performances, the aim is to give the youngsters a really good range and repertoire so they get to know the classic pieces.'

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openupmusic.org/swoyo/

‘The UK’s only disabled-led regional youth orchestra, delivered in partnership with the internationally renowned British Paraorchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Bristol Music Trust. We are currently searching for more young musicians to join this pioneering group. If you have a passion for music making and want to show the world what you can do, then the South-West Open Youth Orchestra might just be for you! ...'

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www.syjo.co.uk

‘Made up of the best young jazz musicians in the Southampton area. It is recognised as one of the most successful and creative organisations of its type in the country. The band has won national awards, played at many major venues and jazz festivals ... The achievements of the Band are linked with its philosophy to promote jazz as a living, vibrant art-form to young musicians. Unlike numerous other youth jazz ensembles, the main bulk of SYJO's music focuses on “cutting-edge”, creative, contemporary British jazz and contemporary jazz composition.’

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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.stoneleighyouthorchestra.org.uk

'Founded in 1944, Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra (SYO) is probably the longest-established youth orchestra in Surrey and London. We aim to provide an orchestral environment which is challenging, fun, friendly and supportive, in which young musicians of all backgrounds can develop their skills and nurture a lifelong love of music. Our name comes from our original home in the leafy suburb of Stoneleigh, near Epsom in Surrey. We moved to our current home in Wimbledon in 2003. We now have over 150 members, from the ages of 9 to 18, drawn from about 60 schools all over Surrey and London. We rehearse on Sunday afternoons during term time, perform three concerts a year in some of the best concert halls in and around London, and work with leading professional musicians.'

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www.thamesyouthorchestra.co.uk

Founded in 2005: 'TYO now has a large permanent staff of highly-respected professional musicians and comprises more than eighty young musicians drawn from numerous local schools. Its ethos is defined by a challenging, adventurous approach to programming, which combines well-established large-scale orchestral favourites with twentieth century rarities and new commissions'.

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www.ullapoolpipeband.com

‘Formed in January 1979 ... Based in the scenic location of Ullapool on Scotland’s West Coast, we are a community based competing Pipe Band under the auspices of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Associaiton. We currently run two bands and have over 50 registered members.‘

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www.uyo.org.uk

‘Since the first course in August 1994, the orchestra has involved approximately 2000 young musicians from all sections of the community, and played to total audiences of over 15,000 in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Germany.'

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www.warringtonyouthorchestra.org.uk

‘The WYO consists of several ensembles suitable for different instruments and levels of playing. Progression from one ensemble to the next is by regular auditions. Vacancies are filled as they arise. There may occasionally be a waiting list for a particular instrument but where possible new members are accommodated immediately.'

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www.wyo.org.uk

'An orchestra of about 50 young people from the South Lakeland area ... If you would like to come and watch a rehearsal we sometimes arrange open rehearsals or you could come along another evening by arrangement ... You will probably know quite a few of the players from school. All are aged between 12-18. You will recognise some of the adults who teach instruments in the schools ... We play new pieces that have been especially composed for the orchestra, music from classical composers, and also older music going back a few hundred years.'

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www.youngphilharmonia.org

‘With its home in the heart of Halifax, at Square Chapel, the Young Philharmonia at Square Chapel is a new and exciting opportunity for the region’s finest young musicians to perform orchestral and chamber repertoire at the highest standard. The Young Philharmonia is a flagship orchestra, attracting players aged between 11 and 21 from across the north of England.'

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