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Training Band

NYTBW Liberty Bell posterFollowing a successful pilot workshop last year, National Youth Training Band of Wales has expanded its programme in 2017 to include a 2 day residential course.

The NYTBW, made up of young musicians aged 10 - 16 and of around grade 5 standard, will be directed by composer and conductor, Tom Davoren and coached by a team of senior student tutors from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

The Band will rehearse in the beautiful surroundings of Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls in preparation for an informal concert in its theatre on the second day. A team of pastoral staff will look after the welfare of the young musicians and keep them entertained during the periods of free time. Full board accommodation will be provided with students staying in single, twin and triple bedrooms.

Friday 14th April 2017
10:30 Students arrive and register at Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls; Briefing & fire alarm
11:00 Rehearsal
12:30 Lunch; Free time
14:30 Sectional Rehearsal
15:30 Break
16:00 Sectional Rehearsal; Free time
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Full Rehearsal
20:00 Free time
21:00 - 22:00 Bedtime (staggered according to age)

Saturday 15th April 2017
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Full Rehearsal
10:30 Break
11:00 Full Rehearsal
12:00 Lunch; Free time
13:30 Prepare for concert
14:00 Concert (HMSG Theatre)
14:30 End of concert; Students depart

The total of cost for the 2 day residential course including full board accommodation and all tuition is £50.00, payable upon application.