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County music service calls for advanced musicians


Gloucestershire Music is looking for the very best musicians, young and old, to get involved this September.

They have over 16 music centres and groups aimed at providing opportunities for musicians of all ages and levels to play, train and perform.

Although the organisation provides opportunities for players of all ages and abilities, the county's youth music groups and adult groups are focusing on the opportunities for advanced players to join their award winning groups.

The Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra are holding open auditions and seating position on Sunday 11th September between 10am and 4pm at the Colwell Arts Centre, Derby Rd, Gloucester GL1 AD.

Students who are grade 7 and above are encouraged to come along and meet the players and tutors. Weekly rehearsals take place each Thursday 6.30pm to 9pm at St. Peters High School, Gloucester.

The award winning Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra is also seeking advanced youth wind, brass and percussionists to join its 55 strong band who rehearse each Thursday at St. Peters High School, Gloucester.

The Gloucestershire Symphonic Wind Orchestra will also be holding auditions throughout September for advanced adult wind, brass and percussionists. A minimum grade 7 is required. The band rehearses each Monday, 19:00 - 21:00 in Gloucester. Their first rehearsal will be on Monday 12th September.  New members can come along for a trial rehearsal each Monday at the Colwell Arts Centre, Derby Rd, Gloucester GL1 AD.

Cllr Paul McLain, cabinet member for children and younger people, said: "Gloucestershire Music has some great opportunities for players of all levels and all ages. 

"They offer opportunities to take your very first steps into learning an instrument, as well as support advanced musicians.

"Gloucestershire Music has won a number of national awards in recent years, but are always on the look out for new musicians to join us. With 16 centres around the county, there's sure to be something going on near to you, so get in touch."

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