Beginner Strings

Beginner Strings is a great introduction to making music with other string players. For young musicians playing Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, we play lots of different music with differentiated parts.

If you would like to join SAYM you are very welcome to come along to any of the Saturday morning groups and join in the music making. There are no tests or auditions; but you do need to be able to read music for your instrument. If you are not sure come and join in a session as a ‘taster’ and we can advise the best group for you. Also talk to your teacher about what group would be best for you.

Level / Standard Beginner to Grade 1
Conductor / Leader Richard Parsons
Day / Time Saturday 10:00 – 11:00
Venue St. Edmund’s School View

Junior String Orchestra

Junior String Orchestra is for young musicians who have reached at least grade 1 in Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass.

If you would like to join SAYM you are very welcome to come along to any of the Saturday morning groups and join in the music making. There are no tests or auditions; but you do need to be able to read music for your instrument. If you are not sure come and join in a session as a ‘taster’ and if you like it we can advise the best group for you. Also talk to your teacher about what group would be best for you.

Level / Standard Grade 1 – 2+
Conductor / Leader Sara Trenchard
Day / Time Saturday 10:15 – 11:15
Venue St. Edmund’s School View

Intermediate String Orchestra

Intermediate String Orchestra is for young musicians who have reached at least grade 3 in Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass.

If you would like to join SAYM you are very welcome to come along to any of the Saturday morning groups and join in the music making. There are no tests or auditions; but you do need to be able to read music for your instrument. If you are not sure come and join in a session as a ‘taster’ and if you like it we can advise the best group for you. Also talk to your teacher about what group would be best for you.

Level / Standard Grade 3 – 5+
Conductor / Leader Sara Trenchard
Day / Time Saturday 9:00 – 10:15
Venue St. Edmund’s School View

Salisbury Youth Orchestra

Salisbury Youth Orchestra is one of our senior groups and plays a range of repertoire from classical to film music.

Entry for this ensemble is by audition or teacher recommendation (There are a limited number of spaces for woodwind and brass). If you are of the required standard please do get in touch and come along and join in a rehearsal.

Level / Standard Strings Grade 6+ Wind, Brass & Percussion Grade 7+
Conductor / Leader Richard Parsons
Day / Time Friday 16:30 – 18:00
Venue St. Martin’s School View