We are pleased to be able to confirm that for this academic year (2021/22) we have returned fully to face-to-face sessions. We will be adhering strictly to current government guidance and will respond accordingly should these change at any stage. 

Young musicians (7 - 25 years) who are playing at grade 4 and above can apply to join a Severn Arts intermediate band or orchestra. Our youth level ensembles are for young musicians playing at grade 6 level and above. We really encourage anyone wanting to improve their playing and to experience the fun of music making to join one of our bands or orchestras.

For this academic year we have joined Worcestershire Intermediate Wind Orchestra (WIWO) with Worcestershire Youth Wind Orchestra (WYWO) - the new group is called Worcestershire Youth Concert Band (WYCB). We have also merged Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra 2 (WYJO2) with Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO) and Worcestershire Youth String Orchestra (WYSO) are now rehearsing on a Thursday evening from 6.30pm – 8pm. 

Rehearsals will be delivered by Severn Arts conductors/tutors who are enhanced DBS checked and receive regular safeguarding training.

In some circumstances it may be necessary to amalgamate bands, or orchestras to ensure that students have a full and diverse musical experience. Where a band or orchestra is not viable due to insufficient numbers, membership of an alternative band or orchestra will be offered.  This may mean that the rehearsal day/time of the new band or orchestra will be different to the original band or orchestra requested. 

Membership fee
  • Spring and summer membership fee - £96.00

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Rehearsal days and times

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Worcestershire Intermediate Orchestra (WIO): Saturday - 10am - 12.30pm 
Strings, wind, brass, percussion

Nunnery Wood High School, Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2LT

Worcestershire Youth Concert Band Orchestra (WYCB): Saturday – 10am – 12.30pm
Brass, wind, percussion

Nunnery Wood High School, Spetchley Rd, Worcester WR5 2LT

Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO): Tuesday - 7.00pm - 9.15pm
Brass, wind, percussion

Salvation Army Hall, Ombersley Way, Droitwich Spa, WR9 0AB

Worcestershire Youth String Orchestra (WYSO): Thursday – 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Strings

Severn Arts, Suite 11, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, St John’s, Worcester WR2 4BN

Worcestershire Youth Orchestra (WYO): Friday - 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Strings, wind, brass, percussion

Nunnery Wood High School, Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2LT

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