Young musicians invited to apply for residential music camps

Four young people play violins

Published: Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Young musicians from across the Borders are invited to apply to take part in two upcoming residential music rehearsal weekend opportunities.

Music weekends offer a different experience from school and give pupils the chance to:

  • study music in depth
  • gain valuable experience of practicing with fellow musicians
  • make new friends
  • take part in a range of enjoyable activities such as a music quiz, team building exercise and ceilidh.

The camps are due to take place at the Scottish Outdoor Education’s Broomlee Centre near West Linton starting on 28 September 2018 and 15 March 2019. They are open to members of the:

  • Junior Wind Band
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Wind Orchestra.

Apply before 22 June

Application forms are available from:

  • high school music departments
  • instrumental music teachers.

Forms must be returned by Friday 22 June.

Councillor Euan Jardine, Executive Member for Culture and Sport

"These weekends are an extremely popular opportunity for our young musicians to spend time together, learning from each other and their tutors and building on their existing skills and talents.

“Places tend to fill up quite quickly so I would encourage anyone who is interested to make sure they get their application forms in as soon as they can so they don’t miss out.”

More information

  • To find out more, contact the Instrumental Music Service
  • Images from young musicians attending previous workshops and performing at concerts are available on Flickr