Orchestra members may be interested in the NLMS Music Summer School which will be held near Newbury.

The NLMS Music Summer School will take place from Sat 1 to Sat 8 August 2020 at Downe House School, near Newbury, Berkshire. Applicants can choose from Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta, String Group, Brass Ensemble, Percussion and Choir courses. Professional tutors provide expert coaching in every voice and instrument. There are many optional activities, a concert every evening and plenty of opportunity for enjoying the extensive grounds, swimming pool and socialising in the bar. Scholarships and bursaries may be available to those for whom the fees are a barrier to application.

Most of the woodwind places are already full, but applications are still welcome from strings, horns, trumpets, tenor and bass trombone, percussionists, a grade 8+ clarinet for the Symphony Orchestra, and a grade 5-7 oboe for the Sinfonietta, as well as singers for the choral course especially tenors and basses.