Next event - 17 July 2021

Once again we’re running a virtual Play Away Day, marking what would have been the final day of this summer’s residential course. Featuring the absolutely iconic theme tune to James Bond and Johann Strauss’s fabulously energetic Radetzky March, it’s bound to liven up your summer holiday.

Please note that this event can be booked alone or booked alongside our Pick’n’Mix summer workshops.

How will it work?

The Virtual Play Away Day on Saturday 17 July is a workshop led by our experienced tutors, conducted via Zoom, and is open to anyone playing a string or wind band instrument at grade 2+ and aged 16 or under.

We’ll meet online at 10am and the session will run until 12.30pm (with breaks!). During that time we’ll have a warm up together and get to know both pieces. We’ll break into smaller sectionals to work on any tricky bits, come back to take part in the SScOT Quiz – a crucial part of any Play Away Day! – and then have a final play through all together.

Who can come?

The Virtual Play Away Day is open to any child aged under 16 who plays a string or wind band instrument. We recommend a minimum level of grade 2, though please bear in mind there will be less individual support available than there is at our in-person Play Away Days – participants should be reasonably confident sight-reading and playing along with a recording.

What does it cost?

The cost of the workshop is £10 per participant, or £5 if booked alongside the summer workshop week. We welcome multiple children from individual families but please ensure you register each child separately to ensure you receive the correct music. 

Financial support is available for those who are unable to pay for the session. Please contact [email protected].

Who will be teaching?

The team for the workshop will be Susan Dingle (brass), Katrina Gordon (wind), Joanna Petrie (upper strings) and Shelagh Fuller (lower strings) – all familiar faces to those who have attended our Play Away Days before. But if you haven’t, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

When will I get the music?

The deadline for signing up is Friday 9 July. Full joining details and music will be sent out on Monday 12 July.

How to sign up

Booking for this event is now closed.

If you have any queries please contact Kate on [email protected].

Looking for information about our in-person Play Away Days? Click here