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Executive Director: Schools Prom Director: Production Manager: Stage Manager: Rostrum Manager: Administrative Assistant: Press Officer:

LarryWestland CBE Pippa Cleeve Richard Butler Adrian Evans Alex Hearson Ruth McNally Hazel Shaw

Music forYouth Directors: Dr. Philip Brown, Chairman (PJB Publications Ltd) RichardWhitaker (CGU plc) Geoffrey Potter (Glaxo Wellcome) James Coppock (Music Industries Association) Arthur Jarman (National Union of Teachers) John Ladbrook (The Times Educational Supplement) LarryWestland CBE, Executive Director Programme design by Julia Colwill Photographs by Andy Howes Pianos and Clavinovas kindly supplied by Yamaha-Kemb/e Music (UK) Limited Percussion instruments kindly supplied by Premier Percussion and Impaa Percussion Amplification kindly supplied by PeterWebber Hire Limited

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Department for Education and Employment Music Industries Association Trinity College London The Department of Education for Northern Ireland

ROYALALBERT HALL MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 2 3 4 NOVEMBER 1998

Music forYouth is a charity sponsored and directed by CGU, GLAXO WELLCOME, NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS, PJB PUBL:ICATIONS and THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT, and supported by The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Department for Education and Employment, Music Industries Association, Trinity College London and The Department of Education for Northern Ireland. The 1998 Regional Festival Series was presented in collaboration with The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and UNISON. Support is also received from the Friends of Music for Youth (see list on back cover).


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Introduction

Year after year, at Music for Youth we see children, some as young as four or

five, singing playing and dancing with real flair and vitality. They are not child prodigies, they simply have the benefit of learning experiences of the highest order, thanks to teachers of remarkable commitment and sensitivity. SIR SIMON RATTLE

Music for Youth has a world-wide reputation for its work in music education. Through its concerts and festivals it has enriched the lives of thousands ofyoung people. The Department for Education and Employment is pleased to support Music for Youth in its important role in the development of music in the United Kingdom. DAVID BLUNKETT SECRETARY OF STATE

Over these three evenings we hope you will find much to delight you. The achievements and individual artistry of these young performers is a tribute to the dedication and excellence of the teachers who foster their talents. To perform in this wonderful Royal Albert Hall is something they will remember for the rest of their lives. More importantly though, this magical experience will be a major factor in the development of their creativity, self-confidence and self-esteem - qualities essential to a successful personal and business life. The richness and variety of musical performance in our schools continues to flourish despite all the odds. Instrumental teaching remains outside the National Curriculum and is still a non-statutory requirement in all education programmes. As such it is under constant threat. Despite all this we look forward with great hope and expectation for the future of cultural education in Britain's schools. Over the past six months the Secretaries of State for Education and Culture have both pledged their support and backing for music in schools .

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They have backed their pledges with the setting up of two new national bodies charged with the responsibility of halting the decline of creative and cultural education in Britain's schools. The two bodies, the Youth Music Trust and the National Advisory Committee for Creative and Cultural Education, have been entrusted to two of the country's most dedicated and respected educationists, Gavin Henderson and Professor Kenneth Robinson. We wish them both well with their new challenge and await the outcome of their deliberations with great anticipation. We would like to thank most sincerely our sponsors and supporters for making these concerts possible. Thanks also to all the teachers, parents and performers who have worked so hard to bring us these three wonderful evenings of youth mUSIC.

Larry Westland CBE Director, Music for Youth


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Music for Youth provides a national platform for nearly 50,000 young performers from all over the country who take part in our series of festivals and concerts. The standard of music-making in our schools is the envy of the world and, through participation in all types of ensembles, bands, choirs and orchestras, young people learn to work together. Events such as the Schools Prom, the National Festival of Music for Youth and the Regional Festival Series provide young musicians with the opportunity to develop their creativity, adaptability and communication skills. However, all this activity needs money to support it and in addition to the contributions made by our sponsors, supporters and friends, we still need to secure further funding in order to maintain and expand our programme.

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SCHOOLS PROMS PERSONALITIES

Richard Stilgoe, Presenter, lives

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in Surrey (where he was born) and has five children. He writes musicals, runs The Orpheus Trust, builds houses, plays cricket and sails his boat. He was brought up in Liverpool, and progressed from St Agnes' Church Choir through the Cavern Club to the Cambridge Footlights. Several spells singing his songs in London nightclubs led to appearances on the Today programme in the 60s and thence to BBC 1's Nationwide and That's Life, as well as several series of his own. Andrew Lloyd-Webber then invited him to write lyrics.

Guest Conductor, thinks he deserves a place in the Guinness Book of ReC01"ds for having conducted Land of Hope and Glory in the Royal Albert H all more times than anybody else; he has done it at every single Schools Prom which means 94'htimes (counting encores as half!) Even a stroke in 1996 failed to halt the sequence and although still a little wobbly on his feet he is proud to be with you all yet again this year.

He continues to make radio programmes and his New York Gold Award, three Monte Carlo Prizes and Prix Italia are unmatched in broadcasting. He has performed for Her Majesty the Queen and the Rothschild family, played cricket on Goodwin Sands, conducted children's choirs at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall and passed his 100th appearance on Countdown . Next year he and Peter Skellern will tour throughout the UK and Ireland, and the Orpheus Centre, his new arts centre for disabled people, will be fully operational. Schools continue to perform his musical BI'illiant the Dinosam路.

Cats, Stadight &pl"eSS and Pbanto11l of tbe Opem, all of which contain his lyrics, keep playing all over the world. Cats and Stadigbt Express are now the longest and secondlongest running shows in British theatre history.

Lin Marsh, Presenter, smdied piano

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and voice at Trinity College of Music and London University, later gaining an MAin Performance Arts at Middlesex University. She has worked extensively in music education and is currently an advisory teacher of music in Oxfordshire where she directs two choirs and the Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre. She is also a composer of vocal music and has written for BBC children's programmes, both television and radio, and has directed her own work at the Namral History Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, the South Bank and Bermuda! Lin has worked as a musical director for the National Youth Music Theatre, frequently co-directing workshops as well as productions of Cbadie at the Buxton Festival and BI'illiant tbe Dinosaur at the Edinburgh Festival. She has worked many times for Music for Youth both as an adjudicator and presenter of children's concerts.

Many of you will be too young to remember his broadcast series Talking about Music but it continued over a period of thirty-six years and has been sold to forty-four countries by the BBC. Composer, conductor, author and broadcaster he may be, but he still regards the Schools Prom as the highlight of his year.

Larry Westland CBE, Founder and Executive Director of Music for Youth, was born in London in the year that Lorenz Hart wrote Tbe Lady and tbe Tramp and J oe Louis beat England's Jim Braddock in the eighth to win the World H eavyweight Championship. He failed his 11-plus examination and has been in his time a teacher, soldier, actor, journalist, poet, publisher, off-spin bowler, rock group manager and concert promoter. He has four main interests in life - music, cricket and his two granddaughters. He is widely respected for his work with young people and was awarded the CBE in 1991 for his services to music and education. He founded Music for Youth in 1971 and over the past twenty-eight years has fostered the work of countless thousands of young musicians, singers and dancers. He has been responsible for the inception of many arts activities for young performers, including dance, music tlleatre, marching bands and choirs. He is a Director of Brixton Musicworks, an executive committee member of the Music Education Council, Honorary Vice President of the National Youth Music Theatre and a Governor of the National Children's Orchestra .


EXAMINATIONS BEGIN JANUARY 1999 For a syllabus and further information contact the Associated Board's marketing department on 0171 467 8254


OLD HAM YOUTH ORCHESTRA Peter Martin 12-19 years

Conductor: Age range of performers:

FANFARE & NATIONAL ANTHEM AMERlCANA RHAPSODY

LENNIE NIEHAUS

!Jntetzval 25 MINUTES (warning bells will sound 5 minutes before the end of the interval)

A SALUTE TO THE BIG APPLE ARR CALVIN CUSTER

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FIDDLERS GALORE, COUNTY DOWN Musical Director/Conductor: Ann McMillan Age range of performers: 14-19years ECHOES OF ERlN mD,

AYLESBURY MUSIC CENTRE DANCE BAND

BAALIM

MELODY BY]ULS BUCKLEY LYRICS BY ALARIC HALL COLLECTIVE BAND COMPOSITION

LA MUCHACHA DE COLUMBIA

ARR ANN McMILLAN

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POWNALL HALL SCHOOL JUNIOR CHOIR, CHESHIRE Kate L Oldfield 6-9 years

Musical Director: Age range of performers: OLLIE, THE OTTER GRlZELDA

RALPH McTELL CLIFFORD CRAWLEY

I WANNA BE LIKE You

MARTIN WILLIAMS

THE GOWER GUITAR QUARTET, KENT

Musical Director: Age range of performers:

Graham Tear 17-18years

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DavidGreen 14-17years

Musical Director: Age range of performers: MAGGIORE

MARKADAIR

MEXICANA

DAVID GREEN,

SHERMAN

FA<;ADE, NORTHAMPTON

Nick Care 11-18 years

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THE VOICE SQUAD, BURY ST EDMUNDS Musical Director: Age range of performers: STRUT Yo' STUFF

SCOTCH RHApSODY,

Birgitta Kenyon 10-18 years BIRGITTA KENYON

WHEN THE LOVE COMES TRlCKALIN'

POLKA, SIR BEELZEBUB

THE LATYMER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, MIDDLESEX Conductor: Age range of performers:

David Elliott 13-18years

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RHYTHM PATROL, ROCHDALE 7-13 years

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VA UGHAN WILLIAMS

LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY

ADUGNA COMMUNITY DANCE THEATRE, ETHIOPIA

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Royston Maldoom, Desta Mamo, Mags Byrne Age range of performers: 14-19 years YENE AGAR mD Choreographers:

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Keith Willis 13-21 years DUKAS

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Peter Martin 12-19 y ean

FANFARE & NATIONAL ANT HEM AMERICANA RHAPSODY

LENNlE NIEHAUS

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FIDDLERS GALORE, COUNTY DOWN Musical Director/Conductor: Ann McMillan Age range of performers: 14-19years E CHOES OF ERIN TRAD, ARRANN MCMILLAN

POWNALL HALL SCHOOL JUNIOR CHOIR, CHESHIRE Kate L Oldfield

Musical Director: Age range of performers: OLLIE, THE OTTER GRIZELDA

6-9years RALPH McTELL

CLIFFORD CRAWLEY

I WANNA BE LIKE You

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he Oldham Youth Orchestra is one of a number of groups that meet and rehearse at the Oldham Music Centre. In addition to presenting numerous concerts locally each year, the orchestra has performed at the South Bank, the Free Trade Hall and the Philharmonic Hall and has appeared on Granada TV and BBC Greater Manchester Radio. In 1993 the orchestra toured the East Coast of America, presenting concerts in Washington, New York and Boston. In July of this year they gave a series of concerts in the Czech Republic.

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iddlers Galore consists of players from many schools in the County Down area of Northern Ireland who come together to play IrishlUlster Scots traditional music as part of an extensive repertoire of chamber music. They are independent and come from both communities within Northern Ireland, brought together by their tutor Ann McMillan.

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he performers of Fa~ade are all members of the Northamptonshire County Orchestras which meet regularly each week. There are many opportunities for young musicians to play in large all levels, as the ensembles at Northamptonshire Music Service runs five orchestras, three brass bands and three jazz groups as well as a folk group and smaller wind and string groups. Graham Tear has directed many groups like this at the National Festival involving repertoire such as Carnival of the Animals and Thert's Divertissement, all of which introduce young musicians to a more unusual repertoire.

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mericana Rhapsody by Lennie Niehaus is a vibrant musical panorama evoking images of strength and beauty. Constructed in ternary form, the strong rhythmic and percussive outer sections provide a marked contrast to the slower middle section which depicts the beauty of the American landscape and warmth of its people. A Salute to the Big Apple is a celebration of music inspired by the city of New York and arranged by one of America's foremost arrangers Calvin Custer. It features themes from Forty Second Street, Lullaby of Broadway and Bernstein's New York, New York from On the Town.

n Ireland, and when touring abroad, the group's four traditional medleys have proved popular encores and they have selected one of these for their programme tonight. It consists of eight well-known tunes: The Blackthorn Stick, The Rose of Tralee, Londonderry Hornpipe, South Down Militia, Maggie, Soldier's Joy, Danny Boy and The Irish Washerwoman.

heir programme this evening was first performed at the National Festival of Music for Youth at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Ollie, the Otter, from Ralph McTell's Alphabet Zoo, is an all-time favourite with the choir and their audiences. Clifford Crawley's Grizelda is the story of a very unusual witch who has captured the children's imagination. The mood changes and the ever-increasing speed of the chorus gives the children a real musical challenge. The group say their finale, from Jungle Book, is cheerful and cheeky - just like them!

Dfade, which combines music by William Walton and poetry by Edith Sitwell, was first performed publicly in 1923 at the Aeolian Hall. This first performance was a complete flop, not surprisingly, since the audience were totally baffled by the witty and sophisticated music and the incomprehensible nonsense poetry, not to mention a huge painted screen with a hideous face, hiding the performers.

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PROGRAMME THE LATYMER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, MIDDLESEX Musical Director: Age range of performers:

David Elliott 13-18 years

CONCERTO GROSSO IN G MINOR,

HANDEL

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

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THEATRE, ETHIOPIA Royston Maldoom, Desta Mamo, Mags Byrne Age range of performers: 14-19 years Choreographers:

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he members of the Latymer Chamber Orchestra are all pupils of the Latymer School, a grammar school of almost 1300 pupils in Edmonton, North London. The school is well known for the quality and quantity of its music making, with four other orchestras, various choirs and ensembles of all kinds. The Chamber Orchestra has regularly appeared at the finals of the National Festival of Music for Youth and won an Outstanding Performance Award in the Chamber Orchestra category in July this year. Since then they have visited Finland and Estonia giving concerts with the School's Chamber Choir in Helsinki, Espoo, Porvoo and Tallinn.

A fter a childhood in Germany and years of .fistudy in Italy, Handel settled in London where he wrote a number of concerti grossi in the Italian style. In these works the solo parts are taken by the leaders of the sections, contrasting with the full orchestra. Following a dramatic slow movement there is an energetic fugue Vaughan Williams' marked a tempo giusto. prelude is based on a Welsh hymn tune which is first announced by the violas. The piece was originally written for organ in 1920 and later arranged for string orchestra by his friend Arnold Foster.

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he Adugna Community Dance Theatre consists of eighteen young Ethiopian men and women who were all working on the streets of Addis Ababa. They have just completed the first year of a three-year training programme, which will prepare them to work as community dancers and teachers.

A CDT is part of a larger welfare organisation .Ll.called the Ethiopian Gemini Trust which supports needy families living in the slums of Addis Ababa.

AYLESBURY MUSIC CENTRE DANCE BAND Nick Care 11-18 years

Musical Director: Age range of performers: BAALIM

MELODY BY]ULS BUCKLEY LYRICS BY ALARIC HALL COLLECTIVE BAND COMPOSITION

LA MUCHACHA DE COLUMBIA MARTIN WILLIAMS

THE GOWER GUITAR QUARTET, KENT Musical Director: Age range of performers:

DavidGreen 14-17years

MAGGIORE

MARKADAIR

MExrCANA

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performance is a compilation of traditional dance steps and rhythms from around the country which celebrate the cultural diversity of Ethiopia. The vibrant energy of Addis Ababa, the capital city, is represented by short scenes leading to specially created dances for shoeshine kids and coffee makers. The culmination of the medley depicts a traditional dance from Wolaita in the southern part of Ethiopia .

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he Aylesbury Music Centre Dance Band have received eleven National Awards to date including six Outstanding Performance Awards at the National Festival of Music for Youth. They are the only band to have won the National Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Competition twice while they have also won the BBC Radio 2 Youth Big Band competition three times. They have enjoyed working with international artists including Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band, Kenny Baker, Don Lusher and John Dankworth. Previous venues include Buckingham Palace and the London Palladium as well as the Montreux and North Sea They recently International Jazz Festivals. played at BBC Blue Peter's 40th Birthday Party.

he Gower Guitar Quartet was formed in 1997 from the leading players of the Ashford Guitar Ensemble, directed by David Green. The group consists of Mark Adair (17), Andrea Price (17), Barney Rowe (15) and Gillian Tucker (14). They have already given numerous public performances and during 1999 will enjoy a concert tour to Virginia, USA, with the Ashford Guitar Ensemble. The highlights of 1998 were winning an Outstanding Performance Award at this year's National Festival of Music for Youth and, of course, being invited to appear in the Schools Prom.

"Daalim is a collective composition, which is largely improvisational - the 'score' being only 4 bars in length! Built on a melody by band member Juls Buckley it is inspired by the sights and sounds of Africa. La Muchacha de Columbia is a powerful salsa chart that really burns I It is a particularly difficult work to perform due to the complexity of its rhythms, the extremes of instrumental range, and its angular melody lines. Despite this Muchacha is very easy to dance to - so promenaders beware!

aggiore was written by Mark whilst on holiday in Italy during the summer of 1997, and it received a New Composition Award in the National Festival. The music was inspired by the lake of the same name, capturing the bustle and excitement of life, contrasted against Mexicana was the stillness of the waters. composed by Musical Director, David Green. It is taken from Mexican Dream and was written for the Ashford Guitar Ensemble, but has been adapted and arranged for the quartet in a joint effort by the group.


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gave ,mental yVn,sat",n It pn..v schooling. eou se g and ,upper: { . p.l''ents and Siblings. Th~ GenllnJ C)tt~t Syrnphont youth prc lmmeo has. deVf'loped t .... o ful! t ne vc Itlon 11 fi~ year courses the Adu),lfl I (pr:Jnoonce i n~) CommuMt Ddnce ThPatre and Gfom lV Adu~nJ Communrty Dance Theatre In plred by the central .-ale trlat dance plays In Ethiopian OClt'ty and the skills 01 lead ng choreographef1 from Ethiopia. BnUlln and 'r-eland. th IS'!.lro'1g group IS being coached to become te짜.h c01TllTl\.lnrty performers and workshop leaders.


Adugna w orks in some of the poorest communities in Addis A baba with people of all ages. And at w eekends, workshop s attract many more streetchildren as word gets round. They have achieved a high profile with performances for UNICEF, Christian Aid and in front of the United N ations Secretary General, Kofi Annan. Following workshops w ith chil dren wit h polio, more are planned for young people wit h physical disablities and those w ith emotional problems, as well as mothers and unemployed young men. GemTV A community video enterprise fo r 12 train ees who are being taught film-making skills by professionals. Th ey have been awarded a num ber of comm issions including one from the UK Human Rights Project Fund to make a series of film s aimed at street and w o rking children. UNISON Britain's biggest union has supported the idea of Street Sym phony from ts beginnings. UNISON's funding enabled Street Symphony to raise funding in â&#x20AC;˘ Africa and in Brit ain. This support has meant the project and the children could grow. Now the proj ect is under the wi ngs of the Ethiop ian Gemi ni Trust, the union continues Its su ppor t and is pleased to be able t o sponsor t his visit to Britain. The children of the Gemini Street Sym ph ony youth program me have become an inspirati on t o oth ers. They share their skills in the worksh ops, kindel-gartens, yout h groups and weekend classes. They have seized the ch ance to speak for themselves, they can no longel' be written off. For more Infol matlon contact A ndrew Coggl ns. GemInI Street Symphony Suppor t Opel allon. 20 Wandswol'th Bndgc Road. London SW6 2TJ Suppor ted by: Comic Relief. Chr istIan A Id. War Child. N etw ork for SocIal Change. Bnt lsh Embassy (AddIS A baba). UN ISON

UNISON is proud to be able to sponsor the visit of the Adugna Community Dance Theatre to Britain. We hope we are helping to bring music and dance education to a new generation. That's one of the reasons we support this project in Ethiopia and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Music for Youth in Britain. But by showing international solidarity with the children of Adugna, we can also help them get off the streets and discover their own creativity. These former street children have plenty of talent. But talent needs nurturing and support. The Adugna Community Dance Theatre has provided that support by bringing these children together. We believe that by wor~ing together, people can achieve more than they can alone. UNISON is Britain's biggest union. We represent 1.4 million people working in all the public â&#x20AC;˘ services, from nurses to museum curators, L...--.. gardeners to . architects. If you would like to find out more about us, write, 'phone or visit . our website at: UNISON, I Mabledon Place, London WC I H 9AJ. '.r--- O171-388-2366

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PROGRAMME THE VOICE SQUAD, BURY ST EDMUNDS Musical Director: Age range of performers: STRUTYo'STUFF

Birgitta Kenyan 10-18 years BIRGTTTA KENYON

WHEN THE LOVE COMES TRlCKALIN' DOWN

TRAD, ARR GWYN ARCH

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

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RHYTHM PATROL, ROCHDALE Age range of performers: STORM FORCE

7-13 years RHYTHM PATROL

SURREY COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Musical Director: Age range of performers: THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

he Voice Squad is a choral group with a difference, concentrating on repertoire in a lighter vein, much of which is performed with movement and in costume. Its thirty-one demented members are trained to enjoy working on the stage - many are dancers, actors and solo singers or instrumentalists. They keep their director well entertained during rehearsals, which are spent working towards concerts, festivals and a large-scale annual production at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

ochdale's own Rhythm Patrol was formed in January 1998 by percussion teacher Richard Charles. Each member of the ensemble is taught at the Rochdale Music Service. Having gained a first prize at the Rochdale Festival of Music, they were invited to open the international arts festival, 'Streets Ahead', in May of this year. This percussion ensemble has worked almost exclusively with improvised music since its inception.

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("tnlt Yo' Stuffis a choral scat number from the most recent Voice Squad musical production Jammin'in the Yard which was written especially for them. The two jazz-gospel numbers which complete the Squad's programme are from a wellstocked repertoire of spirituals and gospel songs, inspired by a Black American grandad with a fabulous voice who was an original Squad member!

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Sorcere1''s Appnntice is well known to generations of children because of the Wait Disney film Fantasia. It tells the story of a young apprentice meddling with his master's magic powers to make a broomstick carry pails of water. Unfortunately, once started, he is unable to stop it and chopping the broomstick in half only doubles his problems. It takes the return of the Sorcerer to cast the spell to finally restore order out of chaos.

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NKSJAZZ! Musical Director: Age range of performers:

JahnRHal1 17-18years

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BYMT WEST BERKSHIRE MC STANESBY RECORDER ENSEMBLE Musical Director: Age range of performers:

Suzi Stewart 11-12 years

NKS Jazz l from Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford, Kent are pleased to be invited to perform at the Schools Prom again. They have enjoyed a successful three years together playing on BBC1, BBC2 and ITV television, Radio 2, Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Kent on many

occasions. They have also performed at many top concert venues, some with distinguished guests such as Don Lusher and Kenny Baker. They play 'all-improvised' Dixieland Jazz and all players have solos at some point in the programme.

Stanesby Recorder Ensemble is a quartet of players from BYMT's West Berkshire Music Centre who enjoy playing a repertoire from Byrd to Joplin. Its members, Jenni Howells, Ellen Slatter, Nicola Vousden and Caroline

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Music for Youth currently involves nearly 50,000 young musicians, singers and dancers each year. Our events take place across the whole country and include a series of 45 Regional Festivals, the National Festival of Music for Youth and the world-acclaimed Schools Prom. These core events are just part of Music for Youth's annual programme which also includes the Lollipop Proms - free concerts for inner-city children - a Schools Prom in Wales and a Schools Prom in Scotland. For more information about our events or for sponsorship details please contact us at the address on the previous page. Thank you for your help.

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BYMT WEST BERKSHIRE MUSIC CENTRE CONCERT BAND Musical Director/Conductor: Andrew Smets Age range of performers: 14-18 years PATRICK HAWES

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ALL HALLOWS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SATB CHOIR, CHESHIRE Musical Director/Conductor: Andrew Donaldson Age Range: 15-19years Soloist: Elizabeth Murphy CIBAVITEOS

WILLIAM BYRD

THE BLUEBIRD

CVSTANFORD

THE RHYTHM OF LIFE

CyCOLEMAN

A GAELIC BLESSING

JOHN RUTTER

Musical Director: Age range of performers:

NinaMartin 17-18years

QUINTET IN C MAJOR,

SCHUBERT

ALLEGRO MA NON TROPPO

Musical Director: Age range of performers:

Nick Care 8-12 yean

TEQUILA

CHUCK RIO, A RR PAUL LAVENDER

BASIC BASlE

JOHN EDMONDSON

Musical Director: Einion DafYdd Age range of performers: 13-15 years DROS BEN LLESTRI! (O.T.T) EINION D AFYD D

BIRMINGHAM SCHOOLS' ASIAN MUSIC ENSEMBLE Musical Director: Age range of performers:

Ranjit Singh 11-16 years

RAAG: JHIN-JHOTI

RANJIT SINGH

WAUNCEIRCH BRASS, PORT TALBOT Alyn James 10-11 years

Conductor: Age range of performers: SHIPS

ARR ERNIE WAITE

LARGO

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SLAPST ICK

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OLl ROCKBERGER TRIO, LONDON Andy Hampton 16-18 yem's

Musical Director: Age range of performers: LATINO LIFE

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A RR ROCKBERGER, KRAN7Z, ALLEN

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK JIMMY DE KNIGHT

CANTELOUPE ISLAND

AN D M AX FRIEDMAN, ARR MICHAEL SWEENEY

HERBIE HANCOCK,

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WEST GLAMORGAN YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA Musical Directors:

MrRLewis and Mrs J Emanuel Age range of performers: 11-19 years THRENODY - MUSIC FOR T HE PASSING OF

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Conductor: Age range of performers:

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PALLADIO: ALLEGRETTO

KARLJENKINS

INTRODUCTION AND DANCE OF THE NAUTCH GIRLS,

PARK HIGH SAMBA BAND, HARROW, MIDDLESEX Musical Director: Age Range:

Jason Holling 12-18 years

FESTIVAL ROUTINE

WARRIORS' DANCE, MARCH OF THE MOGUL EMPERORS

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PROGRAMME BYMT WEST BERKSHIRE MUSIC CENTRE CONCERT BAND Musical Director/Conductor: Andrew Smets Age range of performers: 14-18 years FANFARE

PATRICK liAWES

NATIONAL ANTHEM SOl CHI KONAGAYA

JAPANESE TUNE

YE BANKS AND BRAES 0' BONNIE DOON PERCY GRAINGER

ALL HALLOWS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SATB CHOIR, CHESHIRE Musical Director/Conductor: Andrew Donaldson Age Range: lS-19years Soloist: Elizabeth MU1phy ClBAVITEOS

WILLlAM BYRD

THE BLUEBIRD

CVSTANFORD

THE RHYTHM OF LIFE

CyCOLENlAN

A GAELIC BLESSING

JOHN RUTTER

CONCERTO GROSSO, SHEFFIELD Musical Director: Age range of performers:

NinaMartin 17-18years

QUINTET IN C MAJOR,

SCHUBERT

ALLEGRO MA NON TROPPO

TURNFURLONGJAZZ, AYLESBURY Musical Director: Age range of performers:

Nick Care 8-12 years

TEQUlLA

CHUCKRlO, ARR PAUL LAVENDER

BASIC BASIE

JOHN EDMONDSON

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK JIMMY DE KNIGHT AND MAx FRIEDMAN, ARR MICHAEL SWEENEY

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was puhli 'hed in 1987 to ~ commission by the Zushi Knisei High chool and. The piece is highly evocative of traditional Japanese folk-culture music and demands special techniques from the players, including note bending, use of voice and impressions of traditional 'Taiko' drumming, to create a dramatic overall effect. Our second piece is a beautiful setting of the Scottish folk song Ye Banks and Bmes, originally published by Grainger in 1936. Grainger was born near Melbourne, Australia in 1882, although he eventually became a US citizen, and developed a passion for collecting and setting folk music, particularly British.

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he WBMC Concert Band is the senior wind ensemble of the Berkshire Young Musicians Trust, West Area and is based in Newbury. Formed in 1984, the band draws students from local secondary schools and is no stranger to the National Festival of Music for Youth, having performed four times at the Royal Festival Hall, receiving two Highly Commended and two Outstanding Performance Awards. The Concert Band rehearses each Saturday morning during term time and in recent years has embarked upon tours of Germany and Ireland, together with a regular exchange weekend with Sefton Youth Wind Orchestra.

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bavit eos is an unaccompanied Latin motet based on Psalm 80, verse 17. It is a fine example of the imitative and polyphonic textures characteristic of the late 16th century. Stanford's The Bluebird is wonderfully evocative, engaging a beautifully sustained four-part harmony above which 'the bluebird' soars. The music then dies away appropriately leaving the bluebird hovering, all alone. The tempo quickens with an exciting and pulsating arrangement of The Rhythm of Life from Sweet Chm路ity. The programme ends with Rutter's beautifully lyrical setting of A Gaelic Blessing in which the rich, concluding harmonies build to a magnificent climax.

he SATB choir is a worthy successor to the School's Chamber Choir which performed at the 1993 and 1994 National Festivals of Music for Youth, receiving the Highly Commended Award in the latter year and also appearing at the Schools Prom.

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ne recent highlight was a tour of Florida as guests of StJames' Cathedral in Orlando. As well as performing at St James' the choir sang on the steps of New York City Hall at Universal Studios, on a floating stage at Altamonte Springs, in a local high school canteen, at the altar of the Cathedral of St Paul in Daytona Beach and in the oldest Catholic church in the USA at St Augustine - a unique musical and educational experience.

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his quintet is made up of players who play in Concerto Grosso - a string orchestra based in Sheffield. Nina Cockburn and Lizzie Ball, violins,James Osborn, viola, KatherineJenkinson and Dominic Smith, 'cellos, have been playing together for four years and are from Sheffield and Derbyshire. They have played in Sheffield Cathedral, Crucible Studio, Edensor Chatsworth and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

A lee Robertson said of this piece: 'All .t"lschubert's chamber music was like a preparation for this quintet, his masterpiece, and perhaps greatest of all his works in range of emotion, quality of material and formal perfection'. It was composed in 1828, the year Schubert died, but no public performance took place until 1850.

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urnfurlong Jazz burst into life at Turnfurlong Middle School, Aylesbury in 1992. There are currently twenty band members although numbers fluctuate as each year at least fifry per cent move on to secondary schools. The band has earned itself a remarkable reputation playing at many prestigious venues and ~vents including the Royal Northern College of Music, London's Dominion Theatre, Hilton Hotel Park Lane, the NEC and Symphony Hall, Birmingham and on Anglian TV. It has played twice at the Child of Achievement Awards before the Prime Minister and many TV celebrities.

urnfurlong Jazz opens with a red-hot version of Tequila, featuring the dynamic drumming of eleven-year-old George Moore. The band then plays a tribute to the King of Swing, Count Basie. Basic Basie features the 'Basonic' playing of pianist Thomas Molloy. In true Basie tradi tion short improvised solos are featured . Finally TJB invite the audience to 'Rock around the Albert Hall' as they play their closing number featuring improvised solos from Tristan Irvine on the trumpet and Daniel Taylor playing the trombone.


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PROGRAMME WEST GLAMORGAN YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA Musical Directors:

MrRLewis and Mrs J Emanuel Age range of performers: 11-19 years THRENODY - MUSIC FOR THE PASSING OF

he West Glamorgan Youth String Orchestra performed at Schools Prom Wales at St David's Hall, Cardiff earlier this year and was delighted to be awarded an Outstanding Performance Award at this year's Music for Youth National Festival at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

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he orchestra consists of some 65 players and rehearses every Friday evening alongside the West Glamorgan Youth Wind Orchestra, which also received a Highly Commended Award at this year's festival. These two ensembles have just returned from a highly successful tour of Scotland performing at the National Association of Youth Orchestras' Edinburgh and Glasgow Festivals.

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BIRMINGHAM SCHOOLS' ASIAN MUSIC ENSEMBLE Ranjit Singh 11-16years RAN]IT SINGH

'"T""onight's programme features two pieces by .1 Welsh composers. Morfydd Owen's Threnody was written in the early 1920s just a few years before the composer's untimely death at the age of 26. The string orchestra will also be performing the Allegretto movement from Palladio by Karl Jenkins, a native of West Glamorgan and an ex-member of the Glamorgan Youth Orchestra.

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ark High Samba Band was formed in 1995 by Director of Music Bob Bailey, and professional percussionist Jason Holling. The intention was to create a very special, exciting and quite unique musical opportunity for the pupils. The band was an instant success with the public giving performances at fairs, carnivals, theme parks and on acclaimed London stages. This year has been the busiest yet for the band which has made numerous guest appearances at various events, the most gruelling being the Notting Hill Carnival. The band is currently integrating a group of dancers into their performances to heighten the visual impact. When this format has been consolidated, it hopes to take this taste of Brazilian culture across to the continent.

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based in Bangor, Gwynedd, where pupils attend a weekly evening class in order to develop their theatrical and musical skills. Every year, each class works on a specific project which will then be performed on a public occasion, be it a concert or a competition. The group you will hear this evening is the under 15s class, and their 'show' recently gained first place at the National Youth Eisteddfod in Wales.

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Dstival Routine was arranged by Jason Holling

especially for this year's National Festival of Music for Youth where they were presented with The an Outstanding Performance Award. arrangement is a mixture of Samba Batucada styles, as is played at Rio's famous street carnival, and more modern reggae, hip-hop and jungle styles. The band's aim is to make music that is so groovy it makes you smile - and if you feel you really need to shake your hips, don't be shy!!

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Gwyn had discovered a fifth new tale? Grandad has died without leaving a will, therefore his family decide to throw him into a special cauldron that will revive him and hopefully rectify the situation regarding the will. However, things don't quite turn out as planned ... '

erformances all over Birmingham and nation-wide have brought the group plenty of publicity and the ensemble has also appeared on Blue Peter, Songs ofPraise and Network East. Its sponsor OTF Musicals and Books has the group's instruments specially made in India for performances such as this.

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PROGRAMME WAUNCEIRCH BRASS, PORT TALBOT AlynJames 10-11 years

Conductor: Age range of performers: SHIPS

ARR ERNIE WAITE

LARGO

DvoRAK, ARR CLlFFORD BEVAN

POLKA

ARR ERNIE WAITE

SLAPSTICK

ARR ERNIE WAITE

OLl ROCKBERGER TRIO, LONDON Andy Hampton 16-18 years

Musical Director: Age range of performers: LATINO LIFE

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ARR ROCKBERGER, KRAN7Z, ALLEN

CANTELOUPE ISLAND

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ARR ROCKBERGER, KRAN7Z, ALLEN

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ome 200 children attend Waunceirch Primary, a school situated on the outskirts of Neath, South Wales. Brass playing began at the school jlist three years ago when four players began to learn using instruments loaned by Glynneath, a local brass band. Since then Waunceirch Brass has grown steadily so that it now comprises twenty brass players and two percussionists. Band members were thrilled to receive an Outstanding Performance Award for their performance at the Symphony Hall, Binningham.

he aim ofErnie Waites' band arrangements is to encourage group playing in the early stages of learning. Children can therefore recognise, from the start, the value of teamwork in music making. Waunceirch Brass will open with Ships, an arrangement loosely based on The Sloop John B. Next comes the deceptively challenging Largo from Dvorak's New Wodd Symphony. A 'contrasting mood is achieved with Polka, and then it's party time as the band closes with Slapstick.

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he Oli Rockberger Trio comes from the King Alfred School in North London. King Alfred School has a strong jazz tradition and has had bands at the National Festival of Music for Youth for four years running. This trio is based around the prodigious piano and composition skills of Oli Rockberger who left the school this summer and will take up a scholarship at Berklee School of Jazz in Boston, USA in September 1999. Oli won a New Composition Award as well as the Roland Piano Award at this year's National Festival.

rrangement is an important factor in a jazz .L1piano trio's programme and all three members of the Oli Rockberger Trio contribute ideas to the repertoire. Latino Life and Bilbo's Baggins are both original compositions by Oli Rockberger with short, contained sections of improvisation. By contrast Canteloupe Island is an expansive arrangement allowing greater freedom of expression for all three musicians.

outhampton Youth Orchestra was founded in 1965 and is now administered by the new Southampton Unitary Authority. Members are selected annually by audition and many join after having played in related training groups. They have played under the conductorship of Keith Smith since 1979. An annual series of concerts is given in Southampton and Hampshire and each year a foreign tour is undertaken - this summer they went to Poland and the Czech Republic.

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AUGMENTED FIFTHS Age range of performers:

16-18 years

6.25pm - Door 6 Foyer

BYMT CHIEVELEY SAXOPHONIC Musical Director: Age range of performers:

Charles Henwood 16-17 years

Catherine Asquith, Jennifer Asquith, Rachel Bagshaw, Elisa Barker and Sarah Bowden have been singing together for almost three years. This is their second visit to the Schools Prom and they are delighted to be asked back. Last year the group was invited to take part in the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. They have sung in Huddersfield Town Hall on many occasions and

are in demand locally for concerts and weddings. They released a CD in December 1997. Their current repertoire includes two pieces written by members of the group, Jennifer and Elisa, for which they received New Composition Awards at this year's National Festival of Music for Youth.

All the members of BYMT Chieveley Saxophonic live in the village of Chieveley in Berkshire and have been playing together as a quartet for two years. They began playing the

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DONCASTER YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA Conductor: John S M Ellis MBE Age range of performers: 14-21 years

WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

NATIONAL ANTHEM ARR STAN KENTON LUTON Hoo CHRISTOPHER C SMITH HERE COMES THE BULL ALAN HAVEN, ARR TONY WARREN

FARNHAM YOUTH CHOIR, SURREY Conductor: David Victor-Smith Accompanist: GwynArch Age range of performers: 11-17years THE GOSPEL TlwN SPIRITUAL, ARR GWYN ARCH CARNIVAL: THE SWAN SAINT-SAENS, ADAPTED GWYN ARCH, WORDS JEREMY BROWNE LAS AMAruLLAS MEXICAN, ARR STEPHEN HATFIELD

THE FALCONERS MARCHING BAND, NORFOLK Conductor: Age range of performers:

AWEai/ey 9-12 yean

ROSSI & BROWN, ARRBAILEY THE LORD'S PRAYER BAILEY NELLIE THE ELEPHANT BUTLER & HART, ARRBAILEY AMERICA BERNSTEIN, ARR BAILEY BURNING BRIDGES

GAMPA]UNIOR STRING QUINTET, GLOUCESTERSHIRE Age range of performers:

11-13 years

THE ELEPHANT SUITE: liEFFALUMPlioBBLE & ELEPHANT DANCE ANITA liEWITT-JONES

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THE SOUNDWAVES - LYTTON HOUSE CHOIR, PUTNEY Diana Thompson and Trisha Proctor Choreographer: Catherine Beck Age range of performers: 9-11 years

Musical Directors:

MEDLEY OF SONGS FROM Ol.lVER LIONEL BART, ARR D TliOMPSON

25 MINUTES (warning bells will sound 5 minutes before the end ofthe interval)

REAL STEEL, PLYMOUTH Conductor: Age range of performers:

Dave Perrett 14-19years

CARMEN: OVERTURE

BIZET, ARR DAVE PERRETT

S SEALY,

ONE FOR THE SAVANNAH

ARR TOUSSAINT CLARKE

ELEKTRA, SHEFFIELD Nina Martin 17-18 years

Musical Director: Age range of performers: SCOT'S SONG

JAMES McMILLAN, ARR SARAH FLETCHER

LIQUORICE ALLSORTS JAMES LEATHERBARROW

LEICESTERSHIRE MASSED CHOIRS Conductor: Shirley Court Musical Director: A/an liolford Movement Direction: Catherine liutchon Age range of performers: 9-19years OCEAN WORLD AND

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YANOMAMO: FEET, FINSAND WINGS

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BEYNE DIXIE BAND, STAFFORDSHIRE Conductor: Age range of performers:

Peter Vernon 14-17 years

THAT'S A PLENTY

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ST ]AMES' INFIRMARY

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A!N'T MISBEHAVIN'

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OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Conductor: Age range of performers:

Richard liallam 13-21 years

CARNIVAL OVERTURE, OP. 92

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Conductor: Leighton Rich Age range of performers: 13-18 years Soloists: Rachelliltghes, Richard Strakel; William Small and Chm1s S1'lelt CRY OF THE CELTS: RONAN liARDIMAN, LORD OF THE DANCE ARR PETER GRAHAM STOLEN KIss BREAKOUT LAMENT VICTOR}': LORD OF THE DANCE

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PROGRAMME DONCASTER YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA Conductor: John S M El/is MBE Age range of performers: 14-21 years NATIONAL ANTHEM ARR STAN KENTON LUTON Hoo CHRISTOPHER C SMITH HERE COMES THE BULL ALAN HAVEN, ARR ToNY WARREN

rr'he Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra members .1 are particularly delighted, proud and honoured to be perfonning at the Schools Prom in this, the 25th Anniversary of the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association. Founded in 1973 by John Ellis (Director of Band Studies), this self-supporting association now comprises three graded jazz orchestras and a variety of smaller ensembles. Weekly rehearsals, workshops and major projects are organised and directed by a dedicated team of volunteer teachers and support staff.

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he current DYJO has enjoyed a full programme of events throughout this milestone year, including major festival appearances, a successful concert tour of Saarland and Mtinsterland in Germany, and recently a 'Big Band Celebration' weekend in a London recording studio. Excellent reviews of their Flight of Fancy CD bode well for the future.

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hriS Smith is noted for his fine writing, originality and the fact that he challenges all sections of the ensemble equally. This up-tempo swing original is no exception, with superb ensemble lines to challenge all and solo space for the courageous few. Luton Hoo is a favourite of the band and was included in this year's National Jazz Festival programme in Manchester, for which the DYJO received an Outstanding Performance Award, with particular praise for the individual soloists on that day. Here Comes the Bull is an exciting Latin chart which has been resurrected from the DYJA archives especially for this occasion. This too is a difficult piece which truly stretches all sections of the ensemble, both rhythmically and melodically, but it is great fun to play.

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SPIRITUAL, ARR GWYN ARCH CARNIVAL: THE SWAN SAINT-SAENS, ADAPTED GWYN ARCH, WORDS JEREMY BROWNE LAS AMARrLLAS MEXICAN, ARR STEPHEN HATFIELD

arnham Youth Choir is the main performing group of five choirs catering for young people between the ages of 7 and 25. These fifty members, highly committed to their art form, carry a memorised repertoire of some forty songs spanning four centuries and all styles. Their continuing success in both national and international competitions has resulted in many fascinating and uplifting performance opportunities, ranging from televised events in the best concert halls, to informal local concerts for disadvantaged groups. David Victor-Smith was awarded an MBE in 1997 for services to Farnham Youth Choir which he founded in 1984.

Drnham Youth Choir is delighted to feature work of Gwyn Arch, their accompanist for the evening, in tonight's programme. They begin with his arrangement of the lively spiritual The Gospel Train in which Gwyn's skill as a jazz pianist will be apparent! In contrast, the choir will sing the beautiful Swan movement from the classic work by Saint-Saens, Carnival of the Animals. Newly adapted by Gwyn Arch with highly entertaining lyrics by Jeremy Browne, the complete work will be premiered by Farnham Youth Choir on November 13. Las Amm'illas is an uninhibited Mexican number - fiendishly difficult to sing but great fun to perform I

THE FALCONERS MARCHING BAND, NORFOLK

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he band was formed in 1993 with just 25 members and has since doubled in size. All the children are pupils of Falcon Middle School, Norwich and meet to rehearse at lunchtimes and once a week after school. It is a working band performing at a variety of venues throughout the year. Each Whitsun the band goes on tour and has visited Germany (twice), Isle of Wight, North Wales and Scotland. In addition the band contains a traditional dance team (The Falcon Swordpipers) and a choir (The Falcon Chorale). The Cadet Section, newly formed last year for 7 and 8 year olds, has 25 members.

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he Gloucester Academy of Music and Performing Arts, established in 1993, is a Saturday school offering tuition in music, drama and dance. All the music students take part in orchestral, singing and musicianship techniques and chamber music sessions.

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FARNHAM YOUTH CHOIR, SURREY Conductor: David Victor-Smith Accompanist: GwynArch 11-17years Age range of performers:

Conductor: Age range of performers: BURNING BRIDGES

A WBailey 9-12 years ROSSI & BROWN,

ARRBAILEY B AILEY NELLIE THE ELEPHANT BUTLER & HART, ARRBAILEY BERNSTEIN, ARR BAILEY AMERICA

THE LORD'S PRAYER

GAMPAjUNIOR STRING QUINTET, GLOUCESTERSHIRE Age range of performers:

11-13years

THE ELEPHANT SmTE: HEFFALUMPHoBBLE & ELEPHANT DANCE AN/TA HEw/TT-JONES

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ophie Coles (violin), Sophie Bonner (violin), Nicola Bicknell (viola), Lisbeth Cooke ('cello) and Amelia Jones (double bass) are delighted to play in this year's Schools Prom. Earlier in the year they played in the finals concert of the National Chamber Music for Schools Competition.

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he programme this evening reflects some aspects of the band's work. The opening, Burning Bridges, is often used when marching in procession. The Lm'ds Prayel', written for the school's daily assembly, is tonight performed with British Sign Language. By way of contrast Nellie the Elephant, always a favourite with the younger members of the audience, illustrates the humour that pervades the choreography while the skilful and energetic version of Amel"ica provides a superb finale for this unique ensemble.

1 Hewitt-Jones in 1992 for her granddaughter Katy, a double bass player. It is one of a number of popular pieces she has written for young string players and has been enjoyed by many young string players all over the country.


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PROGRAMME THESOUNDWAVES-LYTTON HOUSE CHOIR, PUTNEY Musical Directors:

Diana Thompson and Trisha Proctor Choreographer: Catherine Beck Age range of performers: 9-11 years Soloists: Sophie Bicknell, Rosie Higgins, Alice Hubbard, Lydia Jenkins, Alexandra Le Maigre, Miranda Martin, Kate Seddon, Kimbedey Williams MEDLEY OF SONGS FROM OLIVER LIONEL BART, ARR D THOMPSON

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH BAND Conductor: Leighton Rich Age range of performers: 13-18 years Soloists: Rachel Hughes, Richm'd Strake1; William Small and Charis Snell CRY OF THE CELTS:

RONAN HARDIMAN,

LORD OF THE DANCE

ARR PETER GRAHAM

STOLEN Kiss BREAKOur LAMENT VICTORY: LORD OF THE DANCE

REAL STEEL, PLYMOUTH Dave Pe1'1-ett 14-19 years

Conductor: Age range of performers: CARMEN: OVERTURE

BIZET, ARR DAVE PERRETT

ONE FOR THE SAVANNAH

S SHALY,

ARR TOUSSAINT CLARKE

ELEKTRA, SHEFFIELD Musical Director: Age range of performers: SCOT'S SONG

Nina Martin 17-18years

JAMES McMILLAN, ARR SARAH FLETCHER

LIQUORICE ALLSORTS JAMES LHATHERBARROW

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ytton House is the junior department of Putney High School and consists of 240 girls aged 4-11. There is a strong tradition of music throughout the school and all the children experience a balance of creative work based on the Orff approach and a variety of singing and performing opportunities. A high percentage of the girls play a musical instrument. Good voice production and solo singing from an early age encourage confidence and projection and the children's natural energy is channelled into a lively and exciting performance.

ver 90 girls are performing tonight, .this includes everyone in Years 5 and 6! They are singing a medley of songs taken from the ever-popular musical Olivel" which was performed at the end of the summer term. There were so many girls capable of having solo singing roles for the production that a double cast was formed to give them all the opportunity.

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he Hampshire County Youth Band was formed in 1963 and membership is drawn from schools and colleges in Hampshire following annual auditions. Even though concerts are given of popular music, encouragement is given to new music and a number of composers have been commissioned to write for the band. The band received an Outstanding Performance Award in July for the first performance of Time Lines by the London composer Kit Turnbull. The band was the National Youth Brass Band Champion last year and runner-up this year.

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of the Celts is based on the music of Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance show. It was commissioned by the Yorkshire Building Society Band in 1997 and arranged by Peter Graham. The movements played tonight commence with Lord of the Dance featuring Rachel Hughes on soprano cornet after which principal cornet, Richard Straker, plays the lilting Stolen Kiss. Bl-eakout gives the whole band a chance to show its full energy before a beautiful, haunting euphonium duet, Lament, which leads dramatically into the finale, with the full band reaching the climax with the return of the opening theme.

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eal Steel, an all-female ensemble based at Estover Community College, is one of Europe's most versatile and excltmg young steel orchestras. The band has travelled throughout the UK, Europe and even as far afield as Barbados, bringing the true flavour of the steel pan to a wide range of audiences. Real Steel has recently collaborated with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in a ground-breaking commission for steel band and orchestra which was premiered to wide acclaim at the Plymouth Pavilions on 3 July 1998.

eal Steel's programme aims to ftdemonstrate the versatility, lyrical capacity and sheer rhythmic drive of a full steel orchestra. The pieces jlL"{tapose two widely divergent cultures and show the technical range of the individual players as well as the band's strong ensemble playing. The Overture to Carmen requires a full understanding of the piece's dynamic range whilst maintaining lyrical momentum. One for the Savannah is structured around the driving soca beat from Trinidad, creating that special carnival fever but still requiring precision and dynamic definition. Enjoy!

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arah Fletcher arranged the beautiful, haunting melody of James McMillan's Scot~ Song for four violins which adapts extraordinarily well to electric violins. Liquorice AIlsorts was written in February of this year by James Leatherbarrow who studied composition at Huddersfield University with Richard Steinetz. He makes full use of the stunning pizzicato of the electric violins and the strong rhythm throughout the piece gives it electric energy!

was formed in 1998 when the ~olin quartet 'The Pennine Players' went "electric". Their members are Nina Cockburn, Gita Langley, Sarah Fletcher and Lizzie Ball and they have been playing together for four years. Concert venues have included the Royal Albert Hall at the 1996 Schools Prom, Sheffield Cathedral and Crucible Studio - an appearance on Calendar YTV and in July they played in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music in the National Festival of Music for Youth.

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PROGRAMME LEICESTERSHIRE MASSED CHOIRS Conductor: Shirley Court Musical Director: Alan Hoiford Movement Direction: Catherine Hutchon Age range of performers: 9-19 years OCEAN WORLD AND

PETER ROSE

&ANNE CONLON,

YANOMAMO: FEET,

FINs AND WINGS

ARR ALAN HOLFORD

BEYNE DIXIE BAND, STAFFORDSHIRE Conductor: Age range of performers:

Peter Vernon 14-17years

THAT's A PLENTY

ARR SEVERSON

ST JAMES' INFIRMARY

ARR SEVERSON

AJN'T MISBEHAVIN'

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OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Conductor: Age range of performers: CARNIVAL OVERTURE, OP.

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onight's performers have been drawn from twenty primary schools that regularly contribute to choral or theatrical events in Leicestershire and they represent a complete cross section of city and county schools. They are joined by five Arts in Education central performance groups - the Chanterelles, Junior and Crescendo choirs, the Birstall Brass and Percussion Ensemble and the Schools Ballet Scheme.

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irst formed as a group of friends while at Junior School, the nucleus of the band have been playing together for seven years in the guise of the Malvern Stompers, so called as five of them live in Malvern Street, Burton on Trent. Re-formed two years ago with the intention of becoming a prestige group within Abbot Beyne School, the band was expanded to its present ten-piece lineup. It is now performing at upwards of twenty functions a year but this is the first time they have entered a major festival.

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xfordshire's County Music Service is one of those decreasing number of music services that is still jointly financed by the local education authority and parental fees. This enables pupils throughout the county to access the wide range of tuition and ensemble opportunities provided by the Service. Membership of the County Youth Orchestra, which has been described as the 'Jewel in the Crown', represents the pinnacle of achievement for many of the students. The orchestra has performed extensively at home and abroad to great acclaim and has recently returned from a highly successful concert tour of the Czech Republic. Now in its 30th year, this 100 strong orchestra continues to go from strength to strength even though a substantial number of its members move on each year.

fills us with happiness and the joys of living, an atmosphere truly representative of a carnival, in which, for a moment, all the pressures and worries of life are left behind us. We are swept along by all the fun of the fair to a point where a gentler moment arrives. Here the cor anglais takes over supporting a wistful solo played first on the flute and then the violin before we are again swept up into the hurly burly of the country fairground in full swing.

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A round 1891 Dvor:ik became interested .L\..in exploring aspects of nature, life and love in a group of three symphonic works. Originally these were called In Nature's Realm, Bohemian Carnival and Othello. All three of these works stand alone and are often performed individually. The middle one, which focuses on life, is now just known as Carnival, and is perhaps the most famous of the three. In the work Dvohik captures the hustle and bustle of a country fairground. The bright, vivacious opening

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onight's performance is the culmination of three months' work in primary schools throughout Leicestershire to produce Feet, Fins and Wings - a vibrant celebration through music and dance of the colourful creatures that can march, swim and fly! The project has been produced by Leicestershire and Leicester Arts in Education - the arts service for the city and county. (See page 41).

he Beyne Dixie Band's flexible adaptation of the written scores are based on a foot-tapping style laced with enjoyment, enthusiasm and humour, ingredients which they feel are a vital part of the Dixie tradition. After their signature tune That's a Plenty, St Janus' Infirmary is a send-up of a funeral blues (note the humour at the end). Ain't Misbehavin' borrows a Louis Armstrong solo in its final section.

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he Pomp and Ci1"Cumstance Marches are a series of five military marches in symphonic form. The first march is now best known because of its link with the words Land of Hope and GI01Y. This link came about when Elgar used A C Benson's words with his music in his Coronation Ode for the Coronation of Edward VII in 1902. A hybrid it may be, but it never fails to stir the patriotic fervour associated with it.


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6.25pm - Door 6 Foyer COOMBS QUARTET, SHEFFIELD

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Leicestershire Massed Choirs Arts in Education is celebrating fifty years of Youth Music in 1998 and is greatly honoured to be able to perform as part of the Music for Youth Schools Prom. The arts service is committed to providing highquality instrumental and vocal tuition and dance and drama to schools and students. The service has numerous performance groups including orchestras, bands, musical ensembles (including Indian classical music and steel pan groups), choirs, dance, ballet and theatre groups. Arts in Education has a tradition of working on large-scale performance events for schools combining choral singing, movement and speech work. Performances take place twice a year at De Montfort Hall in Leicester involving thousands of young people from the city and county. The works of Peter Rose and Anne Conlon are

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ylesbury Music Centre runs 34 r\..ensembles in which some 900 young musicians from across Aylesbury Vale play or sing. Four of these groups reached the finals of the National Festival this year. The Centre's Dance Band IS also

performing in the 1998 Schools Prom. All four members of the Chamber Ensemble also play in the Centre's Youth Orchestra which performed at the Royal Albert Hall last Friday, in concert with the legendary JohnOtway!

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violinists have elder sisters playing in Elektra tonight, the viola player's father is a trumpeter in the Halle and the 'cellist's father is the 'cellist in the Lindsay String Quartet.

he Coombs String Quartet was originally formed to attend Chamber Music Weekends run by the Derbyshire String Quartet at Ashgate Croft School. They are named after their former rotor's house in the Peak District. The two

extremely popular with schools and Yanomamo , Ocean World and most recently Arabica, have all been presented by Arts in Education. Leicestershire Massed Choirs hope that you enjoy the results of huge amounts of energy, enthusiasm and hard work by staff and students that have produced tonight's performance.

Peter Baker - Service Manager Leicestershire and Leicester Arts in Education The Leicestershire Massed Choirs are formed from Arts in Education Chanterelles, Junior and Crescendo Choirs and the following schools: Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School, StJohn's Primary School, Sparkenhoe Community Primary School, Wolsey House Primary School and Uplands Junior School from the City of Leicester; Brocks Hill County Primary School and

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Woodland Grange County Primary School from Oadby; The Meadow County Primary School and Thythorn Field County Primary School from Wigston; Billesdon Parochial Primary School and Danemill County Primary School from Enderby; Dunton Bassett County Primary School and Glen Hills County Primary School from Glen Parva; Hemington Primary School, Houghton on the Hill C of E Primary School, Kibworth C of E Primary School and Orchard County Primary School from Castle Donington; The Merton County Primary School from Syston, and Worthington Primary School. The dancers are from Launde County Primary School, Oadby and the Arts in Education Schools Ballet Scheme. The brass and percussion accompaniment will be performed by Arts in Education Birstall Brass and Percussion Ensemble .


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choirs of all ages and sizes to have a professional assessment of their choral singing from an international awarding body.

Royal Academy of Music Royal College of Music Royal Northern College of Music

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ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music 14 Bedford Square, London WClB 3JG Tel: 0171-6365400, Fax: 0171-436 4520 Email: abrsm@abrsm.ac.uk www.abrsm.ac.uk Registered as a Charity No. 292182

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Music forYouth, the young musicians and their teachers wish to thank the Friends of Music forYouth for making this year's Schools Prom possible.

Music forYouth also acknowledges donations from: AD PowerWillTrust, Arts Council of England, Bodycote International plc, BTR plc, Dixons Group plc, D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Financial Times Ltd. The Freemasons' Grand Charity. The Granada Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The Idlewild Trust, Inverforth Charitable Trust. J&H Marsh & McLennan. The Mitford-Slade Charitable Trust. The Radcl iffe Trust. The Rayne Foundation, The Oliver Stanley Charitable Trust. TGWU. The Underwood Trust. United Assurance plc. Unity Trust Bank plc. USDAW, Yamaha-Kemble Music (UK) Ltd.

Music forYouth, 102 Point Pleasant, London SW 18 I PP. Telephone: 0 181 870 9624 Fax: 0181 870 9935 E-mail: mfy@globalnet.co.uk Website: www.mfy.org.uk The Royal Albert Hall Chief Executive: John Elliott

Schools Prom 1998  

The 1998 Schools Prom Programme

Schools Prom 1998  

The 1998 Schools Prom Programme

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