SScOT's next residential
activity holiday will take place from Monday July 16th until Saturday July
21st 2018 at Queen Victoria School in Dunblane, with the final concerts at
the Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline, and is for children
and teenagers aged 9 to 15 who play an orchestral or band
instrument at a level of grade
2 to grade 8 or above. There are no auditions, the aim being to
challenge each person at a suitable level, and to build on their motivation
has a reputation for providing well-organised courses, in a supportive and
caring environment, offering youngsters the chance to develop their
orchestral playing and musicianship to a high level, whilst making friends
and experiencing the satisfaction of working together.
Participants come from all over Scotland
Many come back year after year, often bringing younger siblings.
Their experiences on SScOT courses help to provide motivation for
their music-making throughout the rest of the year.
Many go on to join our National Youth Orchestras, some eventually
become professional musicians, and all participate in an absorbing hobby.
Participants will be
helped to enjoy and develop their experience of orchestral and wind band
playing, with expert guidance and specialist advice from professional
instrumental tutors, within a variety of orchestras at different levels. A wide range of repertoire will be played, over and
above the music rehearsed for the end-of-course concerts.
Set in 45 acres of beautiful
Perthshire countryside on the outskirts of Dunblane, Queen Victoria School
offers an exceptional range of indoor and outdoor facilities, allowing
participants to take part in the ever-popular arts, crafts and sporting
options, which are a daily feature of the holiday, and are supervised by specialist staff. A full programme of entertainments will be offered in the
evenings. There will be a resident
The final concerts will take
place at the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline on Saturday July 21st, starting at
2.45 and 4.45. There will be two distinct programmes and each
participant will perform in both concerts. Tickets will be available from the
Carnegie Hall in advance and on the day.
Many local authorities &
some individual schools will offer financial support for this
course. SScOT also has its own Mary
Carmichael Fund, which is designed to ensure that no child is denied
the possibility of attending the course simply for financial reasons.
Brochures and application
forms will be available early in 2018 and will automatically be sent to
former participants at any of SScOT's activities who still fall within the
age range. Enquiries about any of SScOT's
activities, should be addressed to
Kate Whitlock, contact details
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