Autumn term 2021 

We are pleased to be able to confirm that our plan for the next academic year is to return 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 the Autumn term, to ensure students have a full and diverse musical experience 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.

Membership fees
  • Autumn term 2021 membership costs: £80.00
  • Annual membership for the academic year costs: £160.00

Please note the Summer term 2022 membership fee will be charged at a lower rate due to fewer rehearsals sessions.

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Rehearsal days and times

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

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

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

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

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

All rehearsals start week beginning 13 September

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