Applications 2017 are now open!

APPLICATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA PROGRAMMES 2017 ARE NOW OPEN!
Established in 1964, we are South Africa’s oldest youth orchestra, and the leading orchestra in the youth orchestral movement. Our National Youth Orchestra members are the national team that represent an incredible youth orchestra movement that stretches from the Western Cape to Limpopo and everything in between. We are proud of the orchestra course participants, each of whom contributes to the vitality of the National Youth Orchestra. In order to complete this application online you will need a working email address and your South African identity number, or, if you are an international applicant, your passport number. This year we have limited seats for candidates from Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. We look forward to receiving your application and hope to welcome you to our 2017 courses!

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“My name is David, and I am a microphone. My super invisible powers allow me to convert sounds into an electrical signal. I make things louder and better (as long as the sound guy works with me). I came to live with my comedians, Jason and Donovan, a few months ago. They don’t drop me – unlike some people.
I like to talk to people and make them laugh. I am nothing without my speaker-friends who help me to produce various sounds and effects – we go together like Goliath and …

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Why we want our kids to go to Nationals

es give the kids exposure to great repertoire that they would otherwise never get the chance to play. From the many hours of playing and practicing it boosts their ability to read and interpret any piece of music given to them and lifts their own personal performance ability to a higher level. The courses give the children an opportunity to make and enjoy music and interact socially with other very talented musicians from all over the country.” Gitte Lubbe, Pretoria

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Applications 2017 are now open!

APPLICATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA PROGRAMMES 2017 ARE NOW OPEN!
Established in 1964, we are South Africa’s oldest youth orchestra, and the leading orchestra in the youth orchestral movement. Our National Youth Orchestra members are the national team that represent an incredible youth orchestra movement that stretches from the Western Cape to Limpopo and everything in between. We are proud of the orchestra course participants, each of whom contributes to the vitality of the National Youth Orchestra. In order to complete this application online you will need a working email address and your South African identity number, or, if you are an international applicant, your passport number. This year we have limited seats for candidates from Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. We look forward to receiving your application and hope to welcome you to our 2017 courses!

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What does it SOUND like?

The National Youth Orchestra, the green and gold team of our most talented young musicians, is embarking on an adventure in cutting-edge South African performance in a new collaboration with Bombshelter Beast, a genre-busting music collective of some of SA’s most colourful and innovative musicians.

Think Black Cat White Cat meets Brenda Fassie – add an opera singer, a polish refugee, a Manchester born kwaito star and SA’s most cunning linguist, and you have half the picture. The other half is best experienced live! Be taken on a journey from baroque to boeremusiek, comedy to kwaito, and a lot in between – a new South African sound that’s best served hot! Bring comfortable shoes to dance in – your feet will thank you. Shows on 11, 12 and 14 December in Johannesburg.
www.sanyo.org.za/events

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Watch Bombshelter Beast!

We are really excited about this video for our concerts in December. A big thank you to the team at Black Gosling who worked so hard conceptualising, directing and filming, Sumo Sound for the Bombshelter Beast recording, Tiger Fight for the mix and the wonderful members of the band and the National Youth Orchestra and friends for being the superstars!
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