The West of England Youth Orchestra is now well established as a flagship project for Wiltshire Music Centre and we continue to support its development and creativity. Tim Redmond remains as our professional conductor and, alongside an excellent team of professional sectional tutors, we offer 3 intensive courses each year. In 2018 we are also arranging a tour to the South of France, as part of the Centre’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. Membership of the Orchestra has continued to expand so that as well as members from Wiltshire, Swindon and Bath we plan to go on working with South West Music School, which this summer also enabled our Orchestra to welcome players from the farther reaches of Cornwall.
The Orchestra achieves a very high standard in the concerts given at the end of each course and is now seeking new applications for auditions from young musicians at Grade 6 (strings) and Grade 7 (other instruments) or equivalent.
Being a member of WEYO will also provide the opportunity to take part in masterclasses and workshops as part of Wiltshire Music Centre’s annual programme and free tickets to live professional concerts at the Centre.
Everyone is so lovely and I've had an amazing week - thank you so much!West of England Youth Orchestra member, August 2017
Our main recruitment period is now open. The application deadline for the 2018-19 season is 5 October 2018. Applications are welcomed throughout the year and will be kept on file until a suitable opening occurs. If you would like to join the West of England Youth Orchestra please complete the application form or download the PDF form.
If you would like further information about the orchestra please contact the Creative Learning Team on 01225 860110.
This Summer we were delighted to be able to take local young musicians from West of England Youth Orchestra and Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra on Tour to the South of France. Read all about the trip in our tour diary.