Dorset Youth Musicians
Bored of always playing the same music? Want to play something that challenges you more? Why not join the Dorset Youth Musicians.
How to apply for membership
Please complete the form to apply for membership:
Dorset Youth Musicians (DYM) meet regularly throughout the autumn and spring terms to play a wide range of challenging repertoire. DYM gives musicians a chance to be part of a county ensemble full of like-minded people where music is at the heart of everything they do. To be part of DYM provides you with a fun but challenging ensemble, access to expert teachers and a stimulating and enjoyable rehearsal experience.
DYM are a sociable and supportive group and love meeting new members and growing in numbers. Performing is something they particularly enjoy and they regularly share their passion with audiences across the County. If that isn't enough to make you want to join DYM, then come along to a rehearsal and see for yourself what you could be missing out on!
Membership is accepted from all instrumentalists from grade 3+ standard with no audition. Membership is available to the following groups:
|Apprentice Orchestra||Dorset Apprentice Orchestra||Kevin Penfold||9.30am-12.30pm|
|Percussion Ensemble||Dorset Percussion Ensemble||Dan Priest||9.30am-4.30pm|
|String Sextet||Con Brio||Dianne Ely||1.30pm-4.30pm|
|Wind Orchestra||Vento||Kevin Penfold||1.30pm-4.30pm|
|Folk Group||Reel Dorset||Titch Roberts||1.30pm-4.30pm|
All rehearsals are held at Bovington Park (formerly Bovington Middle School) and are at the times as above.
|28 September 2014||Rehearsal||-|
|19 October 2014||Rehearsal||-|
|9 November 2014||Rehearsal||-|
|30 November 2014||Rehearsal||-|
|14 December 2014||Rehearsal and concert||Tickets on the door|
|11 January 2015||Rehearsal||-|
|1 February 2015||Rehearsal||-|
|1 March 2015||Rehearsal||-|
|13-15 March 2015||Full rehearsal weekend||Venue - PGL Osmington. Please see below|
|19 March 2015 (Thursday)||Rehearsal and WWI concert||Venue - The Bournemouth International Centre|
Full Weekend Rehearsal
The season will end with a rehearsal weekend during March in preparation for a concert at the Bournemouth International Centre on the 19 March. An option is available to turn the weekend into a residential for an additional charge which includes full board, accommodation and activities at PGL Osmington Bay Activity Centre, Weymouth.
|Membership Cost||One County Group||Two County Groups|
We are aware that music costs can be challenging to cover, so please see our Funding Opportunities page which lists a variety of funding options and scholarships which we would encourage you to apply for if required.
Membership DYM provides you with twelve rehearsals and at least one performance opportunity during the year. There is a reduction for membership to two groups (excluding the Dorset Youth Orchestra). There is a remission policy (pdf, 93kb) (opens in a new window) that supports families in hardship and Richard Ely Trust (opens in a new window) regularly supports membership of County Groups for Dorset's young people. Please contact the Dorset Music Service should you require assistance. Membership fees will be collected on or before the first rehearsal.