Julianstown Youth Orchestra is back!

After a necessary break due to Covid 19, the Julianstown Youth Orchestra recommenced rehearsals in December 2021 under the baton of new Musical Director, Lorcan Daly. Many of the players own their instruments, but the Julianstown Youth Orchestra, also has an instrument rental policy, particularly for some of the more expensive and less common instruments. If your child does not play an orchestral instrument but would like to start lessons with a view to joining the orchestra, we would love to hear from you.  JYO has a large bank of instruments which can be hired at very reasonable rates. The orchestra is currently recruiting new members to both senior and junior orchestras. Primary and secondary school children are invited to become members this January and be introduced to classical music in a fun and friendly manner. The Junior Orchestra provides a fun and sociable outlet where players of all abilities can enjoy playing their instruments together. The Senior Orchestra is a continuation of the musical journey where players can challenge their musical talents and improve their skills while making and developing friendships.

Potential players should be taking formal lessons in their chosen instrument and the Julianstown Youth Orchestra has now partnered with Music Generation Meath who provide tuition in a range of orchestral instruments. There are a wide range of instruments to choose from in the orchestra. The string section has violins, violas, cellos and double basses. The wind and brass sections can have flutes, piccolo, oboes, clarinets, bass clarinet, trumpets, French horns, trombones and bassoons. There is also a very exciting percussion section complete with timpani drums, bass drums, snare drums, cymbals and a glockenspiel as well as many other smaller percussion instruments.

If your child is interested in joining the orchestra, please email the parent committee at julianstownyouthorchestra@gmail.com. Both orchestras rehearse every Friday in Coláiste na hInse in Laytown. The Junior Orchestra meet from 4:45pm – 6pm and the Senior Orchestra rehearse from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

New members are welcome. It could be the beginning of a long musical journey for a player who would like to develop musical skills and make new friends with a shared interest. Further details can be found on the JYO website.www.jyo.ie

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