Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Training Orchestra
Conductor: Serena Ludford
Assistant: Tony Ludford
Rehearsals: Tuesday - weekly, 5.00 - 6.00pm We are rehearsing every week in term time apart from the first week of May (after the Anvil concert).
Queen Mary's College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke
The Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Training Orchestra (BAYWTO) was
formed in September 2001.
During the year they take part in the annual BAYO concert at the Anvil, and
perform in other concerts. For some years now they have had a workshop
day or weekend in February.
Children join us from schools all over the area, both junior and secondary,
and there are currently around 70 young musicians in the orchestra.
At present the youngest players are in Year 4 and the oldest in Year 12.
When the players reach about Grade 4 standard, they may move on to the
Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Orchestra, which rehearses immediately
after the Wind Training Orchestra. There are also Hampshire County
groups available to them.
Membership is open to any woodwind, brass or percussion player
between Grade 1 standard and Grade 4. Exams do not have to be
taken, and there is no audition. We rehearse in the Gym at Queen
Hampshire Music Service charges a fee for Ensemble Membership, which during the school year 2016 - 17, is £25 per term and for County Ensemble Membership is £35 per term. If your child belongs to more than one ensemble you will only pay one fee. If your child is in a county and an area ensemble you will only pay the £35 County Ensemble fee.