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Information for advanced level students

Information on advanced ensembles and any useful websites to visit.

Can you give me information about the advanced ensembles including rehearsal dates?

East Riding Senior Wind Band (ERSWB)

The minimum entry requirement for the senior wind band is grade five.  Repertoire is wide and varied, ranging from original wind band works to arrangements of film and pop music.  Since it was formed, the ERSWB has undertaken foreign tours to Paris, Germany, Belgium, the French Alps, Croatia and the Rhineland.  The band also undertakes a series of concerts at various venues throughout the year. 

Contact:

Mr Peter Walker
Schools' Music Service
Tel: (01482) 392685
Email: peter.walker@eastriding.gov.uk

Rehearsal Dates for the East Riding Senior Wind Band (pdf 27kb opens in new window)

Application Form for the East Riding Senior Wind Band (pdf 88kb opens in new window)

East Riding Youth Singers

The East Riding Youth Singers provides a superb opportunity for our most accomplished vocal students to sing together.  The group has been very successful at local music festivals and recently performed at Birmingham Conservatoire at the National Festival of Music for Youth.

The Youth Singers perform a number of concerts in various venues throughout the East Riding.  The group explores repertoire in a variety of musical styles and provides vocal training in an enjoyable environment.

Contact:

Mr Peter Walker
Schools' Music Service
Tel: (01482) 392685
Email: peter.walker@eastriding.gov.uk

Rehearsal Dates for the East Riding Youth Singers (pdf 26kb opens in new window)

Application Form for the East Riding Youth Singers (pdf 75kb opens in new window)

East Riding Percussion Ensemble

The East Riding Percussion Ensemble is widely acknowledged for the excellent quality of its performance.  The group has performed at the Schools Prom in the Albert Hall, and was recently awarded an Ensemble Award in recognition of its merit at the National Festival of Music for Youth.  The ensemble rehearses at the Hexagon Music Centre in the purpose built percussion studio and  performs a number of concerts throughout the school year.

Entry is by teacher recommendation.

Contact:

Mr Peter Walker
Schools' Music Service
Tel: (01482) 392685
Email: peter.walker@eastriding.gov.uk

Rehearsal Dates for the East Riding Percussion Ensemble (pdf 27kb opens in new window)

Application Form for the East Riding Percussion Ensemble (pdf 105kb opens in new window)

East Riding Youth Jazz Orchestra

With an entry requirement of around grade five the youth jazz orchestra consists of the standard big band line-up of saxes, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section.  The band perform a number of concerts throughout the year.  They have also undertaken foreign tours alongside the Senior Wind Band.

Contact:

Mr Peter Walker
Schools' Music Service
Tel: (01482) 392685
Email: peter.walker@eastriding.gov.uk

Rehearsal Dates for the East Riding Youth Jazz Orchestra (pdf 27kb opens in new window)

Application Form for the East Riding Youth Jazz Orchestra (pdf 75kb opens in new window)

East Riding Flute Choir

This new and unique ensemble is for pupils of around grade 5 standard. In recent years the music composed for flute choirs has dramatically increased and this ensemble explores these modern and exciting compositions and musical soundscapes. 

Contact:

Mr Peter Walker
Schools' Music Service 
Tel: (01482) 392685 
Email: peter.walker@eastriding.gov.uk

 Application form for the East Riding Flute Choir (pdf 239kb opens in new window)

Rehearsal dates for the East Riding Flute Choir (pdf 80kb opens in new window)

East Riding Youth Orchestra (ERYO)

The ERYO provides the opportunity for musicians from the East Riding Secondary Schools to play in a large Symphony Orchestra and experience a wide variety of music from the symphonic repertoire.  Since 1997 it has been awarded two Sainsbury's awards and has released two CD recordings.

It regularly tours abroad and has in recent years visited Poland, Barcelona, Lake Garda, Berlin and most recently Salzburg.  The orchestra enjoys a close association with the Beverley Chamber Music Festival and this has made it possible for the orchestra to work with numerous national and internationally renowned musicians, including trio, Wanderer, the Schidlof Quartet, Richard Watkins, Andrew Watkinson, Emma Johnson, Peter Cropper and Martin Roscoe.

Entry is by audition with a minimum entry standard of grade five.

Contact:

Mr Peter Walker
Schools' Music Service
Tel: (01482) 392685
Email: peter.walker@eastriding.gov.uk

Rehearsal Dates for the East Riding Youth Orchestra (pdf 13kb opens in new window)

Where can I find details of forthcoming advanced musician concerts or events which are being put on by the Schools' Music Service?

Click on the link below to see the current events diary where you will find details of forthcoming concerts and events for advanced students.

East Riding Ensembles Concerts List (pdf 74kb opens in new window)

Last Updated: Thursday, 07 September 2017