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Youth Wind Ensemble – Autumn Course


Rochester Grammar School, Maidstone Rd, Rochester ME1 3BY


Youth Wind Band


County Groups, Music Workshops

Event timetableStart timeEnd time
Friday 27 October, 201710:00 am4:00 pm
Saturday 28 October, 201710:00 am4:00 pm
Sunday 29 October, 201710:00 am4:00 pm

Our half-term Wind Course is a fantastic opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion players to make music together in a friendly and fun atmosphere. You will have the chance to meet people with a similar interest in music and get to share and enjoy playing in a group, then the opportunity to play in a concert, free for family and friends.

Qualified and experienced staff will coach and encourage you to extend your musical skills, knowledge and understanding; they will be able to listen to you play as part of an ensemble and give recommendations for further development and possible entry into Kent Youth Wind Orchestra and Kent County Youth Orchestra.

Your application is welcome if you are aged between 7 and 18 and have reached grade 2 standard or above for woodwind, brass and percussion. If grades have not been taken, your instrumental teacher may be asked for your approximate playing standard to make sure the course is right for you.

No audition is required. We need to recruit balanced ensembles so acceptance will depend on the standard you have achieved and your experience to date.

Family and friends are invited to the end of course concert at 1pm on Sunday 29th October; there are no tickets and it is free to attend.

£75 for the three-day course. You will be sent joining instructions and an invoice once your application has been processed. 75% bursaries are available for those requiring financial assistance and meeting financial criteria. Please contact vcordina@kent-music.com if you would like more information.

Please complete and return the application form as soon as possible either by post or you may scan the form and submit via e-mail. Confirmation of receipt will be sent to you by e-mail. Contact Valerie Cordina at vcordina@kent-music.com or 01622 358402. Postal address: Kent Music, 24 Turkey Court, Turkey Mill, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5PP