COUNTY GROUPS 2021/22

Applications will open soon for 2021/22

Contact your instrumental tutor or call us on 01522 552818 for more information. 

This season will be a rebuilding year, so for one year only things will look a little different, but WE WILL BE 'LIVE'!

Entry Requirements

This year we will include all students from grade four upwards. We will perform music that will challenge our most able players, but will adapt parts making them more playable for the less experienced.

Membership is gained by video audition. You will be required to record yourself performing a piece that reflects the standard you currently play. This should last approximately two to three minutes.

If you are currently a member of LYVO, or have been a member of county groups in the past, you will NOT need to reaudition but you WILL need to reapply. 

 

Lincolnshire Youth String Orchestra

  • Strings: Grade 4

Lincolnshire Youth Wind Orchestra

  • Woodwind: Grade 4
  • Brass: Grade 4
  • Percussion: Grade 4

As part of our final Showcase Concert we will select members of the Wind Orchestra to combine with the Strings to perform as a Symphony Orchestra

Chamber Groups

As part of our day rehearsals, selected students will be invited to create chamber music ensembles. We would like to form a string quartet, wind ensemble, brass ensemble and percussion ensemble.

Please note that it is not essential for students to have taken formal examinations. Auditions can be accepted online by uploading to YouTube, Vimeo or using WeTranfer or iCloud, providing us with the link. You are required to play one piece of the standard you currently play at.

Fees

Annual Membership

Lincolnshire Youth String Orchestra: £250 (including residential fee) 

Lincolnshire Youth Wind Orchestra: £250 (including residential fee) 

Membership fees shown above apply to the academic year 2021-22. There is a payment plan option available to all and remission is available for pupils entitled to Free School Meals and Looked- After Children. Further payment details will be provided following application and acceptance.

 

Full Commitment

Gaining membership of a Lincolnshire County Group represents a significant personal achievement. However, membership also requires significant responsibility to demonstrate a very high level of personal commitment at all times. 

Our aim is to ensure high standards of performance and presentation at all times, and therefore members are expected to:

  • Make a FULL COMMITMENT to ALL dates of rehearsals, courses, concerts, etc for the season
  • Practise the music between rehearsals and take the music to their instrumental lessons for their one to one session
  • Provide a MUSIC STAND and PENCIL for all rehearsals and concerts 
  • In the event that you are unable to attend a rehearsal or performance, make every effort to ensure that any parts you have borrowed are available if they are likely to be needed by other members
  • Observe the dress code for the ensemble at public performances

Concert Dress Code

Boys: Black Trousers / Long Sleeved Black Formal Shirt / Black Shoes / Black Socks
Girls: Black Skirt / Black Dress (below the knee and no front split above the knee. Must be worn with black tights) / Black Trousers / Black Blouse. 

The Residential

The residential will take place during the Easter holidays at Uppingham School, for four days and three nights. The Residential cost is included in the yearly membership and transport to the residential, from pick up points in major towns across the county, is also included. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided.

The Showcase Concert

Members of the Lincolnshire Youth String Orchestra will perform in a professionally staged concert at the end of the residential, together with members of Lincolnshire Youth Wind Orchestra. Wind and string players will combine to create a Full Orchestra for the finale.

 

Lincolnshire Youth String Orchestra Conductor: Nigel Morley

Nigel was born in Lincolnshire and studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire, graduating with major awards for both composition and chamber music playing (as a pianist). Since graduating, he has appeared as both conductor and pianist in most European countries and in many venues around the UK.

 

Lincolnshire Youth Wind Orchestra Conductor: Alex Greenfield

Born in Lincolnshire, Alex was a member of both the Lincolnshire Youth Wind Orchestra and the Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra. He was also a member of the English Schools' Orchestra. Alex went on to study music at the University of Huddersfield, majoring in performance on Bass Trombone and Clarinet. He went on to study for an MA in conducting, studying with Barrie Webb.

Since 2000 Alex has worked for Lincolnshire Music Service as an instrumental tutor. In 2007 he took over conducting the Lincolnshire Youth Concert Orchestra continuing to work with group until 2017. 

As well as being a busy orchestral and pit musician in the local area, Alex also conducts the orchestra, and teaches the clarine,t at the University of Lincoln. Alex has recently taken over the leadership of Gainsborough Choral Society.