Scarborough Area Music Centre

County Ensembles

North Yorkshire County Ensembles meet six times throughout the year, culminating with a residential course/tour in the summer.  We have a range of ensembles to suit all standards and instruments/voices and are open to children at Music Centres and school ensembles across the County.  It is a unique opportunity for talented young people to experience larger ensemble playing and high quality performance opportunities.


The rehearsals take place at Tadcaster Grammar School, Toulston, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9NB throughout the year.  Dates are:


County Youth Choir (Year 7+)/County Youth Bands (Year 7+/Grade 5+)

16 October, 20 November, 22 January, 19 March, 14 May, 25 June


County Youth Orchestra (Year 7+/Grade 5+)/County Jnr Orchestra (Year 5+/Grade 3-5)

16 October, 22 January, 14 May


County Junior Band (Year 5+/Grade 3-5)

20 November, 19 March, 25 June


Registration at 10am, rehearsals start at 10.30am and finish at 3pm - please bring a packed lunch.


The Orchestras, Choir and Junior Band will be having a residential course and concert in the summer.  Dates are:


Junior Band/Junior Orchestra: Sunday 9 July - Wednesday 12 July

Choir: Sunday 9 July - Thursday 13 July

Youth Orchestra: Sunday 9 July - Friday 14 July


Youth Band will be touring Spain: Saturday 22 July - Friday 29 July


THERE WILL BE A FREE TASTER DAY ON 20 NOVEMBER FOR JUNIOR BAND) - to register, please email Jane Atkinson on [email protected]

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