Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust

Kate Whitlock, Director

207/4 Telford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2PR

Phone:  07763-973842

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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 holidays, 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 for all.  

The February Play Away Day 2018 takes place on Sunday February 25th, between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. at St. George's School, Garscube Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6BG.  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 February 12th, £44.50 for those received later.  

Application forms can be downloaded here.  Please contact Kate Whitlock (contact details above) with any questions.