Devon Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras (DYSCO)

October 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

The two orchestras provide an opportunity for young musicians from all over Devon to experience orchestral music. Bursaries are available for Torbay students and all students eligible for Free School Meals have their fees paid. Both orchestras rehearse on a roughly monthly basis and can attend a 3 day residential as part of the season. Both orchestras will perform in regular concerts throughout the year along with involvement in local and national events.

The Concert Orchestra is aimed approximately at Grade 4 standard upwards but, if less advanced players are keen and willing to have a go, this shouldn’t be a barrier. There is no audition as players are invited to try it for themselves. The repertoire includes film themes, light classics and any music with appeal to young orchestral players.

The Symphony Orchestra is for Grade 6 standard players upwards plays more demanding music including suitable movements from symphonies, orchestral suites and interesting works from a range of musical periods. Auditions may be necessary for some oversubscribed instruments but the aim is to make these as relaxed as possible.

Website: www.devonyouthorchestras.org.uk
Contact: Paul Painter (conductor)
Telephone: 01395 445755
Email: DYSCO@hotmail.co.uk
Location: Exeter

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Exmouth Primary Orchestra

February 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

This is an opportunity for primary students from feeder schools of Exmouth Community College to make music together at the College. They rehearse once a week and perform an Autumn Concert at ECC. They also go on a mini-tour of primary schools before Easter each year.

Website: http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupHomepage.asp?GroupId=39141
Contact: Paul Stock
Email: paul.stock@exmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk
Location: Exmouth

Devon Youth Choir

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Devon Youth Choir is for young people in Devon aged 11-18. DYC aims for an eclectic mix of singing styles including rock, pop, soul, gospel, African, traditional, world, jazz and musicals.

Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/learningschools/out_of_school_activities/musicservice/orchestras_and_ensembles/orchestras_and_ensembles-2.htm#dyce
Contact: Mandy Shobbrook
Telephone: 01392 385601
Email: mandy.shobbrook@devon.gov.uk
Location: Exeter

Devon Youth Brass Band

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

For brass players of Grade 5+ standard. By building up experience and confidence in this group, members are prepared to face the more rigorous challenges of a career as a professional musician.

Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/learningschools/out_of_school_activities/musicservice/orchestras_and_ensembles/orchestras_and_ensembles-2.htm#dybb
Contact: Mandy Shobbrook
Telephone: 01392 385601
Email: mandy.shobbrook@devon.gov.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4660276364
Location: Exeter

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra was established to help young musicians develop skills in and increase their appreciation of big band music. Since then it has expanded into three groups: DYJO1 (aged 14-18), DYJO2 (aged 12-17) and the training group DYJO3. Members are taught improvisation and playing by ear. For musicians of Grade 5+ standard.

Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/learningschools/out_of_school_activities/musicservice/orchestras_and_ensembles/orchestras_and_ensembles-2.htm#dyjo
Contact: Mandy Shobbrook
Telephone: 01392 385601
Email: mandy.shobbrook@devon.gov.uk
Location: Exeter

Devon Youth Djembe Orchestra

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

A county music ensemble run by Devon Music Service for all djembe players wishing to develop their knowledge and skills.

Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/learningschools/out_of_school_activities/musicservice/orchestras_and_ensembles/orchestras_and_ensembles-2.htm#djembe
Contact: Mandy Shobbrook
Telephone: 01392 385601
Email: mandy.shobbrook@devon.gov.uk
Location: Exeter

Devon Youth Wind Orchestra

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

DYWO is the largest of the Devon County Music ensembles and plays at Gathering Days on selected Saturdays during term time. Concerts are arranged, together with a residential course once a year. For musicians of Grade 5+ standard.

Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/learningschools/out_of_school_activities/musicservice/orchestras_and_ensembles/orchestras_and_ensembles-2.htm#dywo and also http://www.dywo.org.uk
Contact: Mandy Shobbrook
Telephone: 01392 385601
Email: mandy.shobbrook@devon.gov.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2227577747
Location: Exeter

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