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Workshops with North Yorkshire Wind & Concert Bands

14th July 2011


More than 100 young musicians from North Yorkshire and York schools have been coached to achieve at their highest level at the annual band and orchestral summer school run by North Yorkshire County Council's Music Service.

The courses enable talented musicians to perform to the best of their ability and give young people the chance to work with renowned professional musicians.


This year's concerts at Harrogate Ladies' College were proof of exceptional achievement.


Simon performed with The Big Band and Wind Band and held a workshop on improvisation. The bands, conducted by Christopher Hirst, Ralph Alder and Bob Butterfield, performed music ranging from classical to funk.


North Yorkshire Concert Band

County Councillor Arthur Barker, executive member for schools, said: "The county bands and orchestra have been hugely impressive in recent years. They enable young people to perform challenging music with professional conductors, an invaluable opportunity that helps them raise their game to the highest level. For some it has been the springboard for a successful musical career."


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