Music service

Regional orchestras

We offer the opportunity to take part in the following ensembles:

  • the junior string orchestra
  • the junior wind band
  • the Borders Youth Orchestra

Participation is dependant on your instructors recommendation. An audition may be required.

Wind and Chamber orchestras residential weekends

Residential weekends usually take place twice a year. The orchestras are run by specialist instrumental instructors. These are held at Broomlee Camp, West Linton. Further details about the weekend and the cost will be available soon.

Grants for the weekends can be awarded by Borders Young Musicians (BYM).

Borders Young Musicians

BYM is a parent, teachers and friends organisation which was formed in 1985 to support area music activities. Their financial support, through fund raising, has helped sustain the continuation of a range of orchestras and choirs.

This significant support by BYM owes much to the dedication of committee members. BYM is always looking for a commitment from parents of pupils currently involved in music activities.

For more information please contact:

  • BYM Secretary: Fiona McKenzie: Thornydykes Farmhouse, Westruther, Gordon, TD3 6NG - 01578 740329
  • For BYM Grants: Treasurer, Margaret Donaldson - 68 Queens Drive, Hawick, TD9 8EP