Staffordshire Youth Wind Orchestra
SYWO is one of eight county music school groups organised by Staffordshire Music Service. It rehearses weekly in Stafford during term time. Their conductor is Frank Wadkin, assisted by Adrian Taylor.
Entry is by audition, held in the summer term, although places sometimes become available at other times of the year.
Performances are given throughout Staffordshire throughout the year. In recent years SYWO have performed in major venues such as the Victoria Hall and Lichfield Cathedral, as well as local schools.
Several SYWO members performed in Symphony Hall, Birmingham in July 2004 for Mahler's 8th Symphony (Symphony of 1000). Staffordshire Performing Arts' organised the event which was enjoyed by all who participated. It was the Finale to the Refiner's Fire festival.
The County Music School CD, featuring SYO, SYWO, SYBB and others, will be out around Christmas 2005. Contact The Green for more information about it.
Visit the SYWO website from Staffordshire Performing Arts
The Green: 01785 278278
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