County Ensemble Information and Applications
This range of county music ensembles builds on and extends the opportunities available in Hampshire's 56 area groups. County ensembles provide a very high quality of performing opportunities for Hampshire's most able young musicians. Each group has a full schedule of rehearsals and concerts and a high level of commitment is required. You are welcome to visit rehearsals for any of these ensembles before deciding whether to apply.
Please contact Hampshire Music Service if you have queries about any of the county ensembles or any of the area ensembles. Further information about the various groups can be found on the ensemble directory page.
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS (HCYO)
Hampshire County Youth Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra
Hampshire County Youth String Orchestra
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH BANDS (HCYB)
Hampshire County Youth Band
Hampshire County Youth Training Band
Hampshire County Youth Junior Band (no audition*)
*Please contact the Hampshire Music Service for entry criteria.
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH WIND BAND (HCYWB)
Hampshire Flute Choir
Hampshire Double Reed Ensemble
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY CHILDREN'S CHOIR (HCCC) age 9-13
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH CHOIR (HCYC) age 13+
Membership is open to all pupils up to the age of 19 years who are in full-time school/college education. However, priority will be given first to Hampshire residents, and then to non-Hampshire residents attending Hampshire schools and colleges. Although grade examinations need not have been taken, the minimum standard for applications for the training ensembles is approximately Grade IV. You may apply for membership in more than one instrument. You may also apply for membership of more than one ensemble. Please email Hampshire Music Service for details about how to apply.
Contact Hampshire Music Service for further information on 023 8065 2037 or e-mail: email@example.com