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Ensembles

Ensembles At Harrogate Music Centre

Every participant must complete a new enrolment form. These are found on the Application & Fees page. Please hand in at the first rehearsal.

Beginner Groups

Brass/Woodwind/Strings

TBC

Junior Strings

Junior Strings

Director – Emily Jones

Beginner – Grade 2

11:15 – 12:30

Harrogate Youth String Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

Conductor – Euan Crombie    Musical Advisor – William Dutton

Combining Senior Strings + Woodwind & Brass

Strings Grade 3+

Woodwind & Brass Grade 6+

9:30 – 12:30

HMC Concert Band

Director – Stephanie Yaple.

The joining of Wind Band & HYWO, Hopefully as numbers build we can reinstate both of these groups.

Grade 2/3+

9:30 – 12:30

HMC Wind Band

Percussion Ensemble

Director – Caroline Edwards

For all our percussionists – a space to make as much noise as they like without offending the delicate Wind Players.

9:00 – 10:00

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Blast Off

Director – Archie Batty

Blast Off is suitable for all woodwind and brass players who have either just started learning or have had lessons for about a year.

The band plays music tailored to the abilities of the children who turn up and serves as an introduction to playing in an ensemble as well as addressing some of the basic skills of playing a wind instrument.

Beginner – Grade 2

9:30 – 10:45

Blast Off

Guitar Group

Director – Michael Waterhouse

The Guitar Ensemble has a membership of students with a wide range of experience. The ensemble plays a varied repertoire- some of it arranged specifically for them by their director.

A minimum standard for new members is that grade work should at least be begun.

9:30 – 10:45

Guitar Group

Ukulele Group

Director – Michael Waterhouse.

The Ukulele Group welcomes Ukulele players who can already play the Ukulele to a reasonable standard.

The group is made up largely of adults at the moment but welcomes all ages. (See here for Harrogate Ukelele Group’s website)

11:15 – 12:30

Ukulele Group

The Accidentals Choir

Director/Conductor – Jocelyn Orrell

This is for anybody from year 4 up to Adults who either already knows that singing is great fun or wants to discover the joys of singing.

Come along and experience Jocelyn’s expertise and thoroughly enjoyable group for anybody who enjoys singing and wants to improve.

9:30 – 11:30

The Accidentals

HYJO - Harrogate Youth Jazz Orchestra

Directors – Jonathan Lodder & Will Osborn

HYJO is a senior ensemble offering opportunities to those students who wish to explore jazz technique and repertoire. The band plays from a large library of music ranging from traditional big band numbers to more contemporary music.

Grade 6/7+

10:00 – 12:45

Harrogate Youth Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Improvisation Workshop

Directors – Jonathan Lodder & Will Osborn

**HYJO Members Only**

9:00 – 10:00

Parental Guidance

Director – Archie Batty.

The PGs is a band designed for adults who have either never played a wind instrument before or not for a very long time! We have great fun learning the fundamental aspects of playing a wind instrument through music to suit the range of abilities and experience.

11:00 – 12:30

Parental Guidance

We are planning to launch a new Youth Choir and a Rock/Pop ensemble.

More details coming soon…

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