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Hampshire County Ensembles


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Did you know that there are also a large number of area ensembles across the county? You can always be a member of more than one ensemble. To see upcoming performances of all our ensembles, check out the events calendar...

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Hampshire County Youth Orchestra

Director: Carl Clausen
Venue: Thornden School, Chandlers Ford
When: Saturdays, fortnightly, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Requirements: To be c. grade 7+ and to pass annual audition

Hampshire County Youth Chamber Orchestra

Director: Carl Clausen
Venue: Thornden School, Chandlers Ford
When: As identified, 3.50pm – 5.00pm
Requirements: To be c. grade 8+ and to pass annual audition (by invitation only)


Hampshire County Youth String Orchestra

Director: Brian Lloyd-Wilson
Venue: Thornden School, Chandlers Ford
When: Saturday, fortnightly, 10.30am - 3.20pm
Requirements: To be c. grade 5+ and to pass annual audition

www.hcyo.co.uk

 

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Hampshire County Youth Band

Director: Jock McKenzie
Venue: Perins Community School, Alresford
When: Saturdays, weekly, 10.00am - 12.15pm
Requirements: To be c. grade 6+


Hampshire County Training Band

Director: Jon Cranston
Venue: Perins Community School, Alresford
When: Saturdays, weekly, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Requirements: To be c. grade 5+


Hampshire County Junior Band

Director: Jane Brydon
Venue: Perins Community School, Alresford
When: Saturdays, weekly, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Requirements: To be c. grade 3+

www.hcyb.org.uk

 

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Hampshire County Youth Wind Ensemble


Director: Adam Broughton
Conductor: Phillip Scott
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Saturdays, fortnightly, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Requirements: To be c. grade 7 and to pass annual audition


Hampshire Youth Training Wind Ensemble

Conductor: Martin Garrod
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Saturdays, fortnightly, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Requirements: Grade 4+


Hampshire Double Reed Ensemble

Conductor: Sandra Woolsey
Assistant: Lucinda Willits
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Saturdays, fortnightly, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Requirements: To be grade 4+ and to pass annual audition


Hampshire Flute Choir

Conductor: Carrie Hensel
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Saturdays, fortnightly, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Requirements: To be grade 6+ and to pass annual audition


Hampshire Percussion Ensemble

Conductor: Adam Broughton
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Saturdays, fortnightly, 11.30am - 12.30pm

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NEW setup as of September 2015

Hampshire County Youth Choir

Venue: The United Church, Winchester
When: Fridays, weekly, 7.15pm - 9.30pm


Hampshire County Youth Training Choir

Venue: The United Church, Winchester
When: Fridays, weekly, 7pm - 9pm


Hampshire County Youth Junior Choir

Venue: The United Church, Winchester
When: Fridays, weekly, 5.30pm - 7pm


Hampshire County Foundation Choir

Venue: United Church, Winchester
When: Fridays, weekly, 5pm - 6.15pm (no audition)

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County Ensemble Information and Applications

This range of county music ensembles builds on and extends the opportunities available in Hampshire's 45 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.

Hampshire Music Service provides instumental and vocal teaching to over 29,000 pupils every week and offers a range of ensembles, from beginner groups to county ensembles. County ensemble membership is charged at £30 per term and you can be part of as many area ensembles as you wish at no additional cost.

Membership

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/stage 4. 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.

You can apply for county ensemble using the application form  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 167kB. The Orchestras and Wind Ensembles formally hold auditions at the end of the summer term, whereas the Bands and Choirs are open to applications throughout the academic year.

Please contact Hampshire Music Service for further information on 023 8065 2037 or e-mail: music.service@hants.gov.uk


 

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