The next rehearsal day for the Far North Youth Orchestra will be held in Thurso on Saturday May 2nd from 10am to 4pm and we’d love to see YOU there!
This orchestra is open to any young musicians aged 8 and over who live in the Highlands – we have members from as far south as Ullapool and Dornoch, from all over north west Sutherland and, of course, from Caithness! There is no minimum entry requirement as there are very easy parts for beginners (including “open string” parts for beginner string players). Our most experienced members are grade 5/6 and we tailor parts to suit the ability of our players, so if you’d like to join in the fun on May 2nd, please let us know as soon as possible! You can find a membership form for the FNYO on our website www.caithnessmusic.com. The participation fee for the day is £10 and if you’re going to be travelling from a long distance, please get in touch to ask as accommodation is available for the Friday night. Our conductor will be Susie Dingle, who was the conductor of the Highland Region Youth Orchestra for 15 years before she moved north to Caithness in 2012.
Here’s a youtube video about the first Far North Youth Orchestra rehearsal day which happened in April 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urrqu1kloxk