The YES School of Music advocates for ensemble playing from a young age to further children's musical development. Young children start their ensemble playing at YES one year after commencing lessons (or as soon as they are able to read music) by joining the Junior Orchestra. After 5 or more years of training, students will graduate to the Intermediate Orchestra.
Advanced students will be invited to join the Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra (YESCO), which, to date, has released three studio albums and has toured extensively throughout Europe.
Members of the YES Junior Orchestra range in age from 4 to 6 years. The students will have been studying music for 1 year before joining the Junior Orchestra or they may join sooner if they are able to read music. The Junior Orchestra rehearses once a week for half an hour.
Learn more about the Junior Orchestra here.
The YES Intermediate Orchestra members range in age from 6 to 14 years. Most of the students will have 5 or more years of music education and will previously have been members of the YES Junior Orchestra. The Intermediate Orchestra meets every Saturday morning during term time for one hour.
Learn more about the Intermediate Orchestra here.
Members of the Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra (YESCO) rehearse once a week for 2.5 hours in Zion National School, Rathgar, Dublin 6.
Learn more about the Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra here.