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.

 

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