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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

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Join Dorset Youth Musicians

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!

Season 2014/15

Membership is accepted from all instrumentalists from grade 3+ standard with no audition. Membership is available to the following groups:

County GroupNameConductorTime
Apprentice OrchestraDorset Apprentice OrchestraKevin Penfold9.30am-12.30pm
Percussion EnsembleDorset Percussion EnsembleDan Priest9.30am-4.30pm
String SextetCon BrioDianne Ely1.30pm-4.30pm
Wind OrchestraVentoKevin Penfold1.30pm-4.30pm
Folk GroupReel DorsetTitch Roberts1.30pm-4.30pm


All rehearsals are held at Bovington Park (formerly Bovington Middle School) and are at the times as above.


DateWhatFurther information
28 September 2014Rehearsal-
19 October 2014Rehearsal-
9 November 2014Rehearsal-
30 November 2014Rehearsal-
14 December 2014Rehearsal and concertTickets on the door
11 January 2015Rehearsal-
1 February 2015Rehearsal-
1 March 2015Rehearsal-
13-15 March 2015Full rehearsal weekendVenue - PGL Osmington.  Please see below
19 March 2015 (Thursday)Rehearsal and WWI concertVenue - 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 costs

Membership CostOne County GroupTwo County Groups
Basic Cost£150£225

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.

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