Car Boot Success

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Rachel Weiss reports, “It was not an auspicious start this morning. Grey, wet, cold, the kind of morning for which the term “dreich” was invented! Nonetheless we gathered at 6.40am in Rodney Gardens car park and set off in convoy to Errol Car Boot Sale. Three PYO committee members, one PYO player and a …

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Announcing 2016 Tour – Prague


Oakford, 49 Balhousie Street, Perth, PH1 5HJ 3rd May 2015 Tel: 01738 628039 Dear Parent/ Guardian, 2016 Tour – Prague Perth Youth Orchestra has enjoyed a series of successful concert tours across the UK and in Europe over the past fifty years. Previous tours have taken the orchestra to performances in England, Spain, …

Open Concert - Perth Concert Hall August 2005

10 years ago

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On 6th August 2005 Perth Youth Orchestra were the first orchestra to perform on the platform of the new Perth Concert Hall in an event attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Following the performance the royal guests met Mr Allan Young, the orchestra’s leaders, Ben Norris and Rosanna Young together with …

Car Boot Sale

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A group of parents and friends of Perth Youth Orchestra will join in the ERROL CAR BOOT SALE on Sunday 31st May 8.30am-3pm If you wish to fill your car boot with items to sell – the cost is £13 We are seeking donations to boost our sales Items that sell well include Practical …

Summer Rehearsals 2015


To all PYO Members and Tutors Education and Children’s Services Executive Director John Fyffe Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD Tel (01738) 477873 Contact Allan Young, Music Co-ordinator Direct Dial (01738) 47 7873 Date 20 April 2015 Dear PYO Member Thank you all for working so hard at music camp and for some very …

Defending Instrumental Music in 2015


Earlier this term we became aware of spending cuts and proposals that struck at the heart of instrumental tuition and orchestral music in Perth and Kinross. Working together with the Young Musicians Parents Association, and on your behalf, we expressed our concern at the proposed cuts in funding to the Instrumental Music Service (IMS); …

Friends of PYO


Perth Youth Orchestra committee agreed to offer FREE membership of the Friends of Perth Youth Orchestra, (for the coming year), to those orchestra players who have now left at the end of the 2013-2014 season. Clearly this is intended to sustain our links with these young musicians as they set off on their chosen …

Children Increase Learning Skills Through Music Lessons


A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has found that music lessons are a proven method of improving not only a child’s learning abilities, but also their listening skills. The study was conducted over a decade by the Northwestern University of Chicago’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory. Basing the research primarily in neighbourhoods in Los Angeles and Chicago, …

Review of Perth Youth Orchestra’s Summer Concert


THE latest hugely impressive performance by Perth Youth Orchestra under conductor Allan Young was their Summer Concert in Perth Concert Hall on Monday, the programme of which mirrored the varied repertoire of their recent well received tour of Germany. One can only imagine the hours of preparation which went into this concert, such was …