Apply or a County Group! Auditions This Weekend!

Applications are now open for the 2018/19 season for the following county groups…

  • Buckinghamshire County Youth Orchestra (BCYO)
  • Buckinghamshire Youth Wind Ensemble (BYWE)
  • Voice Bucks County Youth Choir (VBCYC)
  • Voice Bucks County Training Choir (VBCTC)

All three of the senior groups exist to provide access to high level repertoire working with the best young musicians in the county. We recognize that at this level, many young people are pursuing music seriously and so the schedules for these groups are designed such that you can participate in more than one group should you wish.

All three senior groups will go on a concert tour together to Prague (dates below) at the end of the season and will then perform a final concert in Bucks on their return. This cost is therefore included in the membership for the season and must be a firm commitment. We will allow membership of VBCYC without the tour but this only applies to this group and we would much prefer all VBCYC members to attend the tour.

Members should be aware that other performance opportunities for the senior groups may arise during the year and we will give as much notice as possible for these. The dates below are firm and must be fully committed to except in exceptional circumstances. As most players are in their upper school years, the summer term schedules ensure that they do not interfere with exam preparation.

All rehearsals for BCYO and BYWE will take place at Aylesbury Music Centre and are whole day rehearsals. Exact timings will be sent by reply to applications. VBCYC are whole day sessions and will use AyMC and other locations. VBCTC sessions are from 10.00 – 12.30 except on concert days.

Find out more about each group and apply here – bucksmusic.org/county-ensembles1819

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