National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band 2019
The NSGSO and NSGCB meet every year for a
fantastic week of musical tuition and social activities, culminating in two
concerts in the community for the Concert Band, including at Severn Valley
Railway, and multiple concerts for both the Concert Band and the Symphony
Orchestra at prestigious venues in the Birmingham area. This year the 127
participants performed at Bramall Hall in Birmingham University, supported by 12
volunteer staff members.
The Symphony Orchestra is now in its 45th year,
with the Concert Band having been reformed in its current format four years
ago, running alongside the Orchestra course. The NSGSO and NSGCB have
separate identities but are managed together, so whilst they have separate
rehearsals and concerts, participants from both groups come together for
accommodation and social activities, including kayaking, abseiling, morris
dancing, archery, as well as the much anticipated massed finale item at the
The course is hosted by Birmingham Scout County in
conjunction with Girlguiding Birmingham but is open to applicants from across
the UK who meet the selection criteria.
are now open for the 2020 course and information can be found at: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO IS IT FOR?
Aged 12- 25