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Thornbury Area Music Trust

TAMT Logo: south glos music activitiesOrganisers of exciting music ensembles in South Gloucestershire, comprising the Thornbury Area Music Centre and the South Cotswold Youth Orchestra, Thornbury Area Music Trust is a charitable trust run by volunteers to serve the young musicians of Thornbury in South Gloucestershire and its surrounding area. The trust's aim is to maintain and enhance youth music making in South Gloucestershire, and to promote excellence in music in a fun a friendly atmosphere. This is achieved through a range of musical activities, including Thornbury Area Music Centre for musicians aged 8-18 of all abilities, TAJMC with activities for juniors aged 4-7, and The South Cotswold Youth Orchestra for musicians who are grade 5 or above. All music activities are open to children across South Gloucestershire, North Bristol and the Southern area of Gloucestershire.

Thornbury Area Music Centre

Thornbury Area Music Centre (TAMC) is the main outlet for the trust's music-making. Meeting for 9 sessions every term, TAMC is a non-auditioned collection of ensembles and musical activities. These include junior and senior string orchestras and wind bands, a junior and senior orchestra, choir, chamber music coaching, and lessons in music theory and practical musicianship directed by experienced teachers and professional musicians. Our musicians are drawn from across South Gloucestershire area and beyond, including musicians from Yate, Little Stoke, Hanham and Kingswood, as well as from Gloucestershire, including Wotton-Under-Edge.

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The South Cotswold Youth Orchestra

south cotswold youth orchestra - south glos youth orchestra - musicinsouthglosThe South Cotswold Youth Orchestra (SCYO) is an ensemble of the finest young musicians in the South Gloucestershire area. It is for musicians who have reached a minimum standard of grade 5 on a standard orchestral instrument, and draws players from across the region, including Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The orchestra meets for rehearsals over a three-week period each term, ending with a formal concert. Coached intensively by professional musicians, the courses are devised and directed by Dury Loveridge, Chris Sanders and Sarah Eales, and look at large-scale symphonic repertoire and performance techniques. There are also visiting recitals and speakers, as well as organised concert trips. SCYO is open to musicians across South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Gloucestershire, and offers them opportunities to play and study music at an advanced level.

Come to the next TAMC Concert

Saturday March 29th - 11am - Thornbury Baptist Church


A chance to see the TAMC and TAJMC groups perform in a lively and entertaining concert!

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Music for Youth Festival 2014

Congratulations to all who took part in the MFY festival in Cheltenham!


Brilliant and varied performances from all TAMT musicians who took part, with great feedback from the mentors!

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A brilliant SCYO concert!

Taking part in a global celebration of Britten's music, the SCYO performed a stunning concert in St Helen's, Alveston.


Mozart's 'Prague', some Britten, and a young soloist playing a Brahms piano concert - stunning solos and assured playing from all!

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