Musician Info

Joining KYO:

If you are interested in joining, please get in touch via membership@kyo.org.au and come to our next Thursday night rehearsal.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00, with supper from 6:30 at Ku-ring-gai Town Hall – Google Maps – 1186 Pacific Highway, Pymble 

For those musicians travelling by train, the Town Hall is a short walk from Pymble Station. Exit the station on the Pacific Highway side and walk through the tunnel that goes under the highway (the one used by PLC girls). From there you can walk up the ramp to the west side of the highway and it is then just a short walk up the hill.

To drop off a musician, turn into the Town Hall when travelling north up the Pacific Highway. There is a drop off area. For pickups, however, please park in the lower car park (using the same entrance) and walk up to the Town Hall. The drop off area is quite small and we want to avoid congestion.

All parents are invited to stay, listen and help during rehearsals. Occasionally short meetings will be held during rehearsal time, and assistance with music sorting may sometimes be required. Tea and coffee are available.

Requirements for musicians

Attendance: It is expected that all musicians will attend all rehearsals and all 4 concerts held at the end of each term, except for mandatory school or university commitments.

Music: All musicians will be provided with music and folder, to be brought to each rehearsal.

Membership

Membership entitles a person to vote at general meetings and to serve on the committee.

KYO communicates with players and parents via email and Facebook, reporting recent activities and informing them about upcoming events.

All members of KYO, whatever their interest in music, are invited to be part of the KYO experience. Even if you do not become a committee member, you are welcome to volunteer at rehearsals and performances!

Musicians are also invited to use their time and other talents to support the wider development of the orchestra!

Fees

The annual membership fee for 2019 is $500 per year which includes supper. This is discounted to $400 when a sibling is paying full fee. These fees cover the cost of running the orchestra, including the hire of the hall, conductor’s fees, purchase and copying of music, insurance, and the costs associated with registering the organisation.

All members must register for KYO through this Registration Form.

Payment is by direct bank transfer to:
Kuringai Youth Orchestra, Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000
Account number: 141 392 738
Please mark transfers with 2019SurnameFirstname

Current vacancies – 2019

We have the following vacancies at present and we are always interested to hear from high calibre orchestral musicians.

STRING PLAYERS
There are positions available across all string sections:
1st Violins – AMEB Certificate of Performance / AMusA / LMusA
2nd Violins – AMEB / Suzuki 7th Grade upwards

Violas – AMEB / Suzuki 5th Grade upwards
Cellos – AMEB / Suzuki 6th Grade upwards
Double Basses – AMEB 4th Grade upwards
Harp – vacancy for any harpist

WOODWIND PLAYERS 
Flute / Piccolo positions are full at the moment
Oboe / Cor Anglais – AMEB 6th Grade upwards
Clarinets / Bass Clarinets – AMEB 6th upwards
Bassoon – AMEB 5th Grade upwards

BRASS PLAYERS
Horns – AMEB 6th Grade upwards
Trumpets – AMEB 6th Grade upwards
Trombone / Bass Trombone positions are full at the moment
Tuba – AMEB 4th Grade upwards

PERCUSSION PLAYERS
Vacancy for any percussionists

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