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Young musicians attending Highland Schools are being invited to apply now for musical experiences with the Highland Young Musicians groups in 2017/18.

Norman Bolton, Highland Council’s Music Development Officer said: “There are already some exciting plans in place, and more in the pipeline.  At the March 2018 Concerts Festival in Macdonald Highland Resort, Aviemore the Highland Youth Choir will be performing Rutter’s ‘Sprig of Thyme’ folk-song suite, accompanied by Highland Regional Youth Orchestra in collaboration with Dingwall Choral Society.  This will be a fantastic opportunity for young choral singers to experience full 4-part soprano, alto, tenor and bass choral singing with orchestral accompaniment.”

Application to Highland Young Musicians groups is open to all young musicians attending Highland Council schools regardless of whether they receive tuition from Highland Council or private music instructors. An increasing diversity of young musicians is being attracted to the musical experiences Highland Young Musician groups give.

Applications are invited for:

Highland Regional Youth Orchestra

Highland Schools Wind Band

Highland Youth String Orchestra

Highland Youth Big Band

'snas (ceilidh Band)

Highland Pulse (pipe band drumming)

Còisir G (Regional Gaelic Choir)

Highland Youth Choir

Norman Bolton added: “Highland Youth Choir and Còisir G are two groups where we are definitely looking towards growth and we are also on the lookout for able guitarists and bass guitarists who can be auditioned for Highland Youth Big Band.  Music reading skills are essential for both instruments.”

Further information can be found here.


Information leaflets for potential new members can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All applications are now being accepted online here. The deadline for applications is before midnight on 20th August 2017. 

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