Friends of Highland Young Musicians is a vital parent support group for activities and funding of our HYM activities.
The AGM will be held on Monday 3rd December (7.30pm), in High Life Highland offices, Old Library, Tulloch Street, Dingwall (just along from Lidl, and in the same car park area as St Clements School).
We REALLY need additional parents to come on to the Committee – not an onerous task to be honest. We usually have 3 meetings over the year and Committee membership also means that Concert Festival tickets are complimentary (up to a limit!) in exchange for some front of house assistance on the day. The Friends is a useful sounding board for developmental ideas and additional fundraising support too.
It would be much appreciated if you could consider sparing a few hours over the course of the year to ensure that the future of HYM activities remains strong and offers future Highland musicians the same (or more) opportunities as your child has been given.
Please free up the evening of 3rd December and come along if you can.
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Highland Young Musician of the Year 2018 : RESULTS
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WINNER: William Hodi (piano)
RUNNER - UP: Jamie Philip (trombone)
MOST PROMISING TALENT: Jonathan Mackay (violin)
(L to R): Jonathan; William; Jamie)
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HIGHLAND YOUNG MUSICIANS groups are the north of Scotlands PREMIER youth music activities, promoting excellence and access through supported music activities. They lie at the top of the 'pyramid' of progressive activities run by High Life Highland music staff - but are not restricted to those who get lessons through HLH Instrumental Service - anyone of the appropriate standards can apply for membership.
Membership for all groups is decided after the annual Workshops Day.
HYM musicians come from all over Highland and the groups are an ideal opportunity for members to make friends beyond their local areas whilst enabling musical experiences of the highest standards.
In 2018/19 all groups will rehearse in Inverness on:
6 Oct & 17 Nov 2018 then 2 Feb & 2 Mar 2019 (all 10.30am-5.15pm)
with Concerts Festival (Aviemore) 29/30 Mar 2019 (including overnight).
A reminder of the groups:
Highland Regional Youth Orchestra (HRYO)
‘snas (ceilidh band)
Highland Youth Wind Band (HYWB)
Còisir G (Regional Gaelic choir)
Highland Youth String Orchestra (HYSO)
Highland Youth Big Band (HYBB)
Highland Youth Choir (HYC)
Highland Pulse (drumming group)
All players / singers should be approaching or above Grade 4 AB/Trinity standard at the time of application, or should have suitable experience. Applicants who are working towards the appropriate standards and aim to achieve this by September of the application year are more than welcome to audition.
Where there are an excessive amount of applicants for any particular instrument/group, priority may be given to players who have shown commitment and gained experience in a school or Area group run by Highland Council Music Instructors. This will not be to the detriment of those for whom Highland geography means that such a group can’t be accessed.
REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES
Highland Young Musicians meet for intensive rehearsal days rather than weekly practices. There are 4 Saturday rehearsals before the Concerts Festival in the Macdonald Aviemore Resort (with all members staying over). All we ask is that members commit to the few dates on the calendar, making the most of the musical and social opportunities to extend experiences and have fun!
There are two levels of membership as follows:
SILVER: £240 – 1x£240 or 4x£60
This includes 4 x Saturday rehearsals + Concert Festival (with Aviemore Resort b&b accommodation)
BRONZE: £200 – 1x£200 or 4x£50
This includes 4 x Saturday rehearsals + Concert Festival (no accommodation) (most appropriate for those from around the Aviemore area)
Successful members from outlying areas are welcome to make their own accommodation arrangements with family/friends if appropriate.
HYM groups are all about inclusion and applicants should not be put off considering membership because they think they may not be able to afford the costs. Please contact HLH Music Development Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org if this needs further discussion. Funding applications can also be made to The Agar Trust www.agar-trust.org.uk
TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION
Highland Young Musicians provides free transport to and from rehearsal days from Wick/Thurso (collecting at various places en-route south); Fort William; Skye & Plockton; Kingussie & Grantown; Ullapool. Transport provision is subject to change depending on the numbers of members from each area.
‘Silver’ members are provided with supervised accommodation at the Aviemore Concerts Festival (all members are encouraged to stay at this weekend).
Check Facebook (Highland Young Musicians) and
www.highland-young-musicians.com for updates.
SO...what DOES Highland Young Musicians mean to members...
A good weekend playing PROPER music with PROPER musicans
Band-ter! welcoming community teamwerq lol
HYM makes me feel like I can take over the world and fulfil my dreams
family feelin' the groove
HYM gives me a purpose in life
(genuine comments from HYM members)