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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

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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: Grade and to pass an annual audition


Hampshire Youth Training Wind Ensemble

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


Hampshire Double Reed Ensemble

Conductor: Lucinda Willits
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Saturdays, fortnightly, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Requirements: Grade/stage 4+ and to pass an annual audition


Hampshire Flute Choir

Conductor: Carrie Hensel
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Saturdays, fortnightly, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Requirements: Grade/stage 6+ and to pass an annual audition


Hampshire Percussion Ensemble

Conductor: Adam Broughton
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Saturdays, fortnightly, 10.30am - 11.30am

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Hampshire County Youth Choirs

Director: Keith Clark
Conductors: Martin Riddy, Kate Jones
Venue: The United Church, Winchester
When: Fridays, weekly, 7pm - 9.30pm


Hampshire County Youth Chamber Choir

Conductors: Amy Williamson, Toby Armstrong.
Venue: The United Church, Winchester
When: Fridays, weekly, 9.30pm - 10pm


Hampshire County Youth Training Choir

Conductors: Amy Williamson, Toby Armstrong
Pianist:: Ed Slot
Venue: The United Church, Winchester
When: Fridays, weekly, 7pm - 9pm


Hampshire County Youth Junior Choir

Conductors: Martin Riddy, Lissa Gray
Pianist: Ed Slot
Venue: The United Church, Winchester
When: Fridays, weekly, 5.15pm - 6.45pm


Hampshire County Foundation Choir

Conductors: Kerry Kenward, Kate Jones
Venue: United Church, Winchester
When: Fridays, weekly, 5.15pm - 6.30pm

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Hampshire Youth Folk Ensemble

Director: Joyce Ingledew
Venue: D@rt Centre, Wildern School, Hedge End
When: Tuesdays, weekly, 6.15pm - 7.15pm

Currently looking for string and guitar players Grade 3+

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County Ensemble Information and Applications

The County music ensembles build on and extend the opportunities available in Hampshire’s 50 area groups. County ensembles provide very high quality 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 (£35 per term from Autumn 2016) and you can be part of as many area ensembles as you wish at no additional cost.

Membership

Membership is open to young people up to the age of 19, who are in full-time education at school/college/home.  Priority will be given first to Hampshire residents, and then to non-Hampshire residents attending Hampshire schools and colleges. You may apply for membership on more than one instrument.  Please complete a separate form for each instrument.   You may also apply for membership of more than one ensemble. Please indicate in order of preference the ensemble for which you are applying, by numbering the relevant boxes overleaf (1 is first choice).

You can apply for county ensemble using the Application Form Microsoft Word 129kB. The Orchestras and Wind Ensembles formally hold auditions at the end of the summer term (application deadline: Tuesday 31 May 2016), 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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