Brighton & Hove Junior Youth Orchestra

Venue: Varndean School

Day/Time: Tuesdays 6.00 - 7.30pm 

Conductors: Nicola Bates, Andy Sherwood

Tutors: Eira Owen, Gary Holmes & Lisa De Simone

At BHJYO students experience the full orchestral sound with instruments from the string, brass, woodwind and percussion families. As well as rehearsing as a full orchestra, players also rehearse in sections with specialist tutors. The repertoire ranges from Haydn symphonies to orchestral arrangements of popular and contemporary works. Players who have reached a minimum standard of Grade 3 will be offered places based on their music centre application. The leader of the orchestra is required to audition.

 

BHJYO Entry Requirement

  • Violin & Viola – should be able to use 3rd position

  • Cello – should be able to play G major scale in two octaves

  • Double Bass – should be able to play at least two of the three scales – F and B flat major (1 octave) E minor (1 octave)

  • Flute – should be able to play at least two of the three scales – F and G major (2 octaves) chromatic on D (1 octave)

  • Oboe – should be able to play at least two of the three scales – F and G major (to a 12th) chromatic on C (1 octave)

  • Clarinet – should be able to play at least two of the three scales D and F major (2 octaves) chromatic on C (1 octave)

  • Bassoon – should be able to play at least two of the three scales – F, G and C major (2 octaves)

  • Trumpet – should be able to play at least two of the three scales – E major and chromatic on C (1 octave) A major (to a 12th)

  • French Horn – should be able to play at least two of the three scales – G and A major (to a 12th) chromatic on C (1 octave)

  • Trombone – should be able to play at least two of the three scales – D major and chromatic on C (1 octave) and G major (to a 12th)

  • Percussion – should be able to read music and have some experience of either pitched or unpitched percussion playing

 

Please discuss this criteria with your child’s teacher before you apply.

 

During this unusual time, we are pleased to offer young musicians online instrumental and vocal lessons and Virtual Music Centre activities. For more information click below.

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