Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust (SScOT)’s Play Away Days are aimed at young people aged 8 and above, who play orchestral or band instruments at a level of grade 2 and above. There are no auditions for Play Away Days or for SScOT’s residential activity holidays, the aim being to build on each child’s motivation and enthusiasm. For many, a Play Away Day will be their first experience of playing in an orchestra or wind band; for others it will be a chance to develop their prior experience in school and elsewhere, make new friends and perhaps meet up with friends made on previous occasions. Hopefully, it will be an inspiring and enjoyable experience for all.
SScOT’s next Play Away Day will take place at St. George’s School in Edinburgh on Sunday February 28th 2016 between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. Participants will spend most of the day rehearsing, either in the string orchestra (conductor: Robin Wedderburn) or in the wind band (conductor: Susan Dingle), and will finish by giving a short informal concert for their parents, families and friends. The lunch-break will incorporate a musical quiz. The cost for the day is £39.50 for applications received by February 20th, £44.50 for those received later.
Requests for application forms and further enquiries about any of SScOT’s activities should be addressed to Jean Murray, contact details above. You can also download an application form here.
For more information please visit the Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust website: www.sscot.org.uk