No auditions are necessary! Hurrah! Mostly we look at any current grade exams you might have passed. If you’ve not done any exams then fear not- the conductors will often put a player in a band appropriate to their experience and ability (and they can always have a word with your music teacher if you’re not sure). Do get in touch if you’d like your child to try a session. The start of a term is best for inexperienced players getting the hang of playing in a group for the first time. Term dates can be found here.
And don’t worry if you don’t have an instrument! DVYM has a load of Instruments for Hire and will do its best to accommodate a player’s needs.
All ensembles meet in Eynsford, weekly, during term time.
Fees are £60 a term for a child to attend one or both of Concert Band and Phoenix Jazz. Enterprise/Minims and the Vocal Ensemble are currently £40 each per term. (Enterprise/Minims fee is not applicable if the child also attends Concert Band or Phoenix).
As an example of our commitments, a list of all the bands’ performances for 2018 can be found on the Events 2018 page. The majority involve Concert band and Phoenix and are in the summer in addition to Easter and Christmas concerts for all the ensembles. We have a modestly priced uniform of navy fleece and polo shirt required for performances.
Thanks for looking at our website, it would be great to see you soon!