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The Big Youth Wind Band Experience

13th January 2019

A workshop and performance day open to all young players aged 8 – 21

The Becket School, Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QY

Musical Directors:
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain Ambassadors
Chris Swann: Principal Clarinettist – Sinfonia Viva
Tutor – Royal Northern College of Music

Junior Band: grades 2 – 4
Senior Band: grades 5 – 8+

What is the Big Youth Music Experience?Chris Swann 1NYJO

BYME brings together youth music organisations based in the East Midlands to provide exciting musical opportunities for young singers and instrumentalists aged 8 – 21. It is open to existing groups and individuals. This six-month project will culminate in a festival-style event in Nottingham over the weekend of 13 & 14 July 2019.

What happens at the Big Youth Wind Band Experience?

In a junior band (grades 2 – 4) or senior band (grades 5 – 8+) wind, brass and percussion players will learn swing, improvisation and performance alongside superb musical ambassadors from the brilliant National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) and top clarinettist and conductor, Chris Swann. The day will end with an informal performance by both bands to family and friends.

NYJO: www.nyjo.org.uk
Chris Swann: www.zephyrwinds.co.uk


Senior Band
9.30am – Registration and Tuning
10am – Rehearsals (with break)
12.20pm – Lunch (please bring)
1pm – Performance by NYJO Ambassadors
1.45pm – Improvisation session
3.15pm – Rehearsals (with break)
4.30pm – Informal concert
5.30pm – End of day

Junior Band
12.30pm – Registration and Tuning
1pm – Performance by NYJO Ambassadors
1.45pm – Rehearsals (with break)
3.15pm – Improvisation session
4.30pm – Informal concert
5.30pm – End of day

Lead Partners:

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Our Supporters:

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The Becket School
Wilford Lane
West Bridgford, NG2 7QY
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