A message from the conductor –
The YWO plays a variety of music at a high level of difficulty. Works by Bliss, Arnold, Wulfenden,Brahms and Ireland are currently being rehearsed. Original works for Wind Band are also played each year. The YWO gives three concerts over the course of the year in Wolverhampton and then performs abroad on our summer music tour.
Rehearsals include sectional time when the more challenging parts of the music are played in brass, woodwind and percussion groups. The full group then puts the various parts together in full ensemble rehearsals.
The YWO works very hard and a real team spirit is encouraged within the group this helps to develop musicianship and friendship.
The quality of performance is very important as is the fun found in working together over an extended period of time.
If you are interested you will need to audition. Ask current members of the group at your school if you want to find out more.
Ian Brailsford-Conductor YWO.