Who are we?
We are a youth wind orchestra based in Camberley, Surrey and we provide orchestral facilities for wind and percussion musicians who live in North West Surrey and the surrounding areas. The Orchestra operates as a partnership between Musical Directors and Parents for the purpose of furthering the musical talents of young people between the ages of 8 and 18 attending schools and colleges within Surrey Heath and the surrounding areas. Camberley Youth Wind Orchestra is a partner ensemble of Surrey Arts. We were originally formed in 1983 as The Surrey Heath Middle Schools Wind Band.
The History of the Orchestra
Initially the Orchestra was run on an informal basis until 1986 when a group of parents became involved in raising funds to support the Orchestra. In January 2004 we entered into partnership with Surrey Arts Northwest to further the performing arts within Surrey. This agreement strengthened the Orchestra in many ways, including providing and maintaining a continuity in standard of Musical Directors and Tutors.
"Being in an ensemble adds a new dimension to learning a musical instrument and allows a child to develop musically in a fun, sociable and creative environment"
There are three sections of the Orchestra; the Senior Section, the Intermediate Section and the Junior Section. Membership of each Orchestra Section is determined by the Musical Directors based on the need to achieve overall instrumental balance.
The Orchestra consists of three Sections which cater for all abilities.
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The Orchestra is run by a dedicated and friendly team with many years of experience.
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