If you can already play an instrument, join an ensemble today
If friday night doesn't work for you, explore the Junior Groups at Saturday Morning Music Centre run by
Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles
Friday Flyers is for young musicians who are already learning to play an instrument and wish to hone their musical skills by playing in an ensemble. We meet on Friday afternoons at Castle Newnham School (Music Hub entrance) with ensembles running from 4:30pm - 9:00pm.
4.30pm - 5.30pm Junior Strings (Grade 1 - 3)
5.15pm - 6.45pm Intermediate Strings (Grade 3 - 5)
5.15pm - 6.15pm Junior Wind Band (Grade 1 - 3) /Intermediate Wind Band (4+)
7.00pm - 9.00pm North Beds Youth Chamber Orchestra (Grade 5+ / Woodwind by Audition)
The North Bedfordshire Youth Chamber Orchestra
Is often known as ‘The Friday Night Orchestra’ and was formed to have a high quality orchestra meeting weekly for the pupils in the north of the county that would play the ‘classics’. We now have performed six of Beethoven's Symphonies, three of Schubert's, seven by Mozart and twelve by Haydn but we also regularly include orchestral works by a much wider range of composers including Prokofiev, Kodaly and Bartok.
The orchestra has double wind and a balanced string section, selected and invited from the best students in our schools, with a minimum standard of grade 5 for the strings. It regularly splits into strings and wind sections to perform suitable repertoire.
At the end of the spring term the orchestra gives a concert tour to our schools and we regularly include local soloists in our concerts.
The orchestra gave its first concert in 2005 and is conducted by Jan Kaznowski and David Knight.
Spring Term 2020 - Key Dates
Summer Term 2020 - Key Dates
rehearsals start 24th April
Friday 20th March at Castle Newnham for all groups except NBYCO
NBYCO Tuesday 31st March at St Andrews church, Kimbolton Road, 7.30pm
Friday 3rd July at Castle Newnham for all groups except NBYCO
To keep up to date with term dates and events please following our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Bedford Music Cooperative