Thornbury Area Music Trust
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
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.
The South Cotswold Youth Orchestra
The 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.
Jan 18th saw lots of new players coming along to try out TAMC and all of the fantastic music-making there!
If you missed it, don't worry - you can come along any Saturday morning to Marlwood School, and see what fun music-making activities we have!
All TAMT Players will be performing at a Music for Youth Regional Festival
With the SCYO playing on Saturday March 15th, and the TAMC groups on Sunday March 16th, it's a great opportunity for players to watch neighbouring groups perform - and to play to such a warm audience themselves!