PLAY AWAY DAYS
SScOTís 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 SScOTís residential activity
the aim being to build on each childís 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
The Autumn Play
Away Day 2017 takes place on Sunday November 26th, between 10.00
a.m. and 4.00 p.m. at Strathallan School, Forgandenny, near
Perth. Participants will spend most of the day rehearsing, either
in the String Orchestra, conducted by Joanna
Petrie, or in the Wind
Band, conducted by Susan Dingle. The day
will end with a short informal concert for parents, siblings and
friends. The lunch-break will incorporate a musical quiz.
The cost for the day is £39.50 for applications received by November
12th, £44.50 for those received later. It is anticipated
that quite a number of children from Edinburgh will wish to attend, and
therefore SScOT will charter a bus to bring children from Edinburgh for
the beginning of the day, at a cost of £12.50 per child. Parents
will probably want to attend the concert at the end of the day and take
their children home, but lifts back to Edinburgh can be arranged as
can be downloaded here.
Please contact Kate Whitlock (contact details above) with any questions.