A YORKSHIRE charity is giving budding musicians a chance to perform with some of the region’s finest wind players.
The Yorkshire Wind Orchestra, a charity promoting live wind music in the county, is opening its doors to musicians of any age at the Yorkshire Playday 2008.
The Playday, which will be at Bradford Grammar School on November 1, will give musicians a chance to take part in wind orchestra sessions under the expert direction of Keiron Anderson, an internationally-renowned authority on wind ensembles.
Players of variable abilities will be able to get involved, thanks to sectional and small ensembles sessions with the orchestra's principal players, along with clarinet, flute, saxophone and brass groups.
Amanda Woodhouse, the orchestra's manager and organiser of the Playday, said: “If you're an aspiring musician wanting to improve your ensemble skills or someone who used to play at college or university but who now rarely has the time or opportunity to pick up an instrument then the Yorkshire Playday is for you.
“It should be a fantastic and energetic day with so many different types of groups and players coming together to share their enthusiasm for live music.”
At the end of the Playday there will be a Concert of Winds at 7pm, which will feature the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra and highlights from the Playday.
To book a place at the Playday go to www.yorkshirewinds.co.uk or call 07971 814246. Tickets for the concert are available online, priced £8 (£5 concessions).