Summer Course 2019 – in pictures!

It’s already two months since our 2019 summer course, but going through the photos to put together this gallery has brought it all back! This year we welcomed 94 intrepid young people who threw themselves into music making with extraordinary dedication and energy. Have a browse through to see what we got up to!

The full programme we performed at the end of the week was…

Conductor: Joanna Petrie
Royal Fireworks Music Handel arr. Michael Sweeney
Dance of the Brewster Bears Bob Phillips
Skye Boat Song Trad arr. Stuart Barrie
Be Our Guest Alan Menken arr. Joanna Petrie

Conductor: Susan Dingle
March from First Suite in Eb for Military Band Gustav Holst
Minuet and Trio Luigi Boccherini arr. Terry Cathrine
Show Me The Way To Amarillo Tony Christie arr. Peter Lawrence
All About That Bass Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor arr. Paul Murtha
Cruella de Vil Mel Leven arr. John Hammonds

STRING ORCHESTRA (all string players)
Conductor: Joanna Petrie
Allegretto from Palladio Karl Jenkins
A Million Dreams Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

SYMPHONIC WIND BAND (all wind, brass & percussion players)
Conductor: Susan Dingle
Selections from The Incredibles 2 Michael Giacchino arr. Paul Murtha

BRASS ENSEMBLE (all brass players)
Conductor: Fergus Kerr
Theme from The Great Escape Elmer Bernstein

Conductor: Matthew Rowe

Little Suite no.2 Malcolm Arnold
Overture to Nabucco Verdi
Movements from Carmen, Suites 1 & 2 Bizet

GRAND ORCHESTRA (all course participants)
Conductor: Matthew Rowe
Theme from Star Wars John Williams, arr. Charles Sayre

As always, we’re hugely grateful to everyone involved in SScOT this year – especially all our magnificent participants but also our dedicated staff team including…

Kate Whitlock & Chris Turley

Matthew Rowe (Symphony and Grand Orchestras), Joanna Petrie (String Orchestras), Susan Dingle (Wind Bands), Fergus Kerr (Brass Ensemble)

Kate Chisholm (flute), Louise Lovie (oboe/bassoon), Vaughan Townhill (clarinet/saxophone), Fergus Kerr (horn), Andrew Connell-Smith (trumpet), Pete Petrie (trombone/tuba), Polly McMillan (percussion), Peter Caunce (violin), Anne Giles (violin), Peter Kemp (viola), Shelagh Fuller (cello/bass)

Samantha Cameron (nurse), Heather Millar, Jamie Milne, Chris Turley

Heather Millar & Jamie Milne (sports), Jane Weatherly (arts and crafts)

Joey O’Neill (horn), Belinda Hawes (bassoon), Douglas McDonald (bassoon) Ali MacQueen (double bass), Lauren O’Malley (percussion)

SScOT gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the following organisations, without whom we would not be able to deliver the summer course:
The Turtleton Charitable Trust, the Tay Charitable Trust, the Cruden Foundation, the JTH Charitable Trust, the Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation, the Hugh Fraser Foundation, the William Syson Charitable Foundation
We would also like to thank all those whose interest, help and encouragement has made this year’s course possible; the parents and teachers who have enabled their children to attend; the staff of Queen Victoria School, Dunblane, who have welcomed us and looked after us so well this week; ESSO for providing music; Chris and Pam Turley, Alison and Hugh Edwards, and Polly McMillan, who have lent instruments; generous friends of SScOT who wish to remain anonymous, but have helped in many ways.