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Music for Youth Regional Festival 2017

Published
21.02.2017

Gloucestershire Music is delighted to have teamed up with the world’s largest youth music festival, MUSIC FOR YOUTH.

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On 4th and 5th March 2017, youth music groups of all types, sizes and genres will have the opportunity to perform on the impressive stage at the Cheltenham, Town Hall.  This two day event is one of many regional festivals held between February and April each year covering the whole of the UK.  Few regional festivals however have such an incredible setting within the regency grandeur of the Cheltenham Town Hall.

The rewards are fantastic: 

Each performance is given feedback by specialist visiting MUSIC MENTORS.  The Mentors are professional musicians who are there to support and offer encouragement on how to take those next steps in improving your ensembles skills.    Successful entrants are then invited to performances at Symphony Hall, Birmingham in July and even to a place in the Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, London in November.

This year we are delighted that no fewer than 24 of the 46 groups are from Gloucestershire.  These are listed in bold below.

Steve Legge (Assistant Head of Gloucestershire Music) said:  Gloucestershire can be very proud of the fine youth music making it has within the county.  Our groups have already progressed, on many occasions to Birmingham and the Royal Albert Hall. 

Most important, however, is the taking part.

Saturday Session 1
12:00 – 15:00, Sat 4th March 

Please note this is not the running order

Western Winds

Chipping Campden Concert Band

Bridge String Orchestra

Chipping Campden Swing Band

South Gloucs Wind Orchestra

North Cotswold Wind Band

Downend Concert Band

Sir Thomas Rich’s School Choir

South Gloucs String Orchestra

Kingswood Senior Guitars

Fluttissimo

South Gloucs Senior Jazz Orchestra

 

Saturday Session 2
17:00 – 20:00, Sat 4th March

Please note this is not the running order

BANES Symphonic Wind Band 


Bream School Choir


Fairlands Middle School Brass Ensemble


St Peters Girl’s Choir


Brass Tacks


The Eclectic Electric Collective

Shire Jazz Band

Gamma Quartet


Cheddar Valley Music Club Senior 
Brass Ensemble


Schools Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Sunday Session 1
10:00 – 13:00 Sun 5th March  


Please note this is not the running order

Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra


Wriggle Jigglers,

Hereford Intermediate Strings


Gloucester Academy of Music Junior Strings & Musicland Oxford


Gloucester Academy of Music String Zone


FVMC Wind Band


Gloucestershire County Youth Choir

Hereford Intermediate Concert Band


Gloucestershire Youth Sinfonia


All Saints Academy Choir


Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra

 

Sunday Session 2
15:00 – 18:00, Sun 5th March 

Please note this is not the running order

JCA Harmony Group #Harms


Out of the Window


VOX

BMC Principal Orchestra


Forest of Dean Area Wind Band

Dischord / Datchord

BMC Jazz Band


Balcarras Chamber Choir


Cleeve Senior School Choir


Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Academy 


Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra


Betar Brass

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