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August Rehearsals and Concerts 

15 August – St John’s Academy, 6.00pm – 8.15pm 

22 August – St John’s Academy, 6.00pm – 8.15pm 

Thursday 25 August – Concert in Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh 

Monday 29 August – Concert in Perth Concert Hall 

PYO Uniform 

PYO uniform is as follows: white shirt, PYO tie and black shoes with either black trousers (no jeans or leggings) or skirt/culottes in PYO Douglas tartan with black/navy/skin coloured tights.  

If you are playing in the August concerts but are not coming back to PYO in the autumn, and if you do not have a PYO skirt or black trousers, then a school skirt is fine. 

If you do not yet have a PYO tie, please email Susannah Rae on scrae@outlook.com and she will arrange for one to be provided at the first rehearsal back after the holidays. 

Material for skirts/culottes is provided free of charge. If you would like to have your skirt/culottes made for you, Jackie Lumsden can make one for £15. For material or to have a skirt made, please contact Jackie on 07432671548. If you are planning to ask Jackie to make a skirt, it would be really helpful if you could order it before the new term so that she doesn’t have too many orders all at once when new members join PYO. 

Thursday 25 August 2022: Edinburgh Festival, Greyfriars Kirk 

Pupil Coach 

Buses leave prompt from Music Centre, North Inch Community Campus, Perth at 12.00pm.  Kinross children will be picked up at 12.30pm at Kinross park and ride, returning approx 10.10pm.  Perth pupils will return approx 10.40pm. 

Please bring a packed lunch. 

Prior to the concert in Edinburgh all the players are going to COSMO at the Omni Centre for the world’s buffet dinner. It offers a wide variety of food choices and allergens are all clearly marked. The PYO Committee are subsidising this outing and are asking for a contribution of £10 per person. Payments are due at the rehearsal on 22nd August in the North Inch Campus or on the day prior to the rehearsal at Greyfriar’s Kirk. The money will be collected by Andrew Mitchell from the PYO Committee who is organizing the outing. If you have any diet requirements, please let Andrew Mitchell know when making the payment. This is a lovely social event for all the orchestra that is always greatly enjoyed. 

Parent Coach 

As in previous years (before the pandemic) there will be a supporters’ bus for Parents and Friendsat a cost of £5.00 per person. The bus will leave the North Inch Community Campus at 5.30pm sharp (please arrive for 5.15pm). It will also have a stop about 15 minutes later at Kinross Park and Ride to collect travellers from Kinross area. If you would like to reserve a place please email Gosia Stanton onsecretary@perth-youth-orchestra.org.uk or text 07817534284.  Payments can be made on the bus. Susannah Rae will supervise the payments on the bus and can be contacted on the day on 07884340158.  Please be aware that spaces are available on a “first come first serve” basis. 

Monday 29 August: Concert, Perth Concert Hall 

Rehearsal, 4.00pm.  Please bring a packed tea. Performance, 7.30pm 

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