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Band, Choir and Orchestra Training
  Ensemble training is an integral part of music learning. The Music Office currently runs 19 youth orchestras/bands/choirs for around 1,300 young musicians - 1 youth symphony orchestra, 4 youth string orchestras, 1 junior chamber ensemble, 4 youth Chinese orchestras, 1 junior Chinese orchestra, 1 children's Chinese orchestra, 4 youth bands, 1 children's band, 1 youth choir and 1 children's choir. The training is free of charge. Members are, however, required to bring their own instruments (except bulky ones) to rehearsals and purchase uniforms and necessary music scores at their own expense.

The annual training cycle commences in September and concludes at the end of May next year. Regular rehearsals are held once a week and intensive training may be held during holidays when required. The bands/choirs/orchestras will also have opportunities to perform and/or participate in cultural exchange activities with visiting young musicians from the Mainland and overseas.

Members are recruited through open auditions held in April every year. Qualified applicants will be invited to attend an audition from May onwards. The audition will include the playing of scales and sight-reading/sight-singing, as well as the performance of an own-choice work at the stipulated level.
  Symphony Orchestra
Group  Rehearsal Time Rehearsal Venue Enquiry/Email 
Hong Kong
Youth Symphony
Orchestra
Sunday
2:30-5:30 pm
Mong Kok
Music Centre
2399 2200 hkyso@lcsd.gov.hk
  String Orchestra
Group  Rehearsal Time Rehearsal Venue Enquiry/Email 
Hong Kong
Youth Strings
Sunday
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Mong Kok
Music Centre
2399 2200
hkys@lcsd.gov.hk
Hong Kong
Junior Chamber
Ensemble
Sunday
9:30 am-12:00 noon
Hong Kong
Music Centre
2802 0657
hkjce@lcsd.gov.hk
Island Youth
Strings
Sunday
2:30-5:00 pm
Hong Kong
Music Centre
2802 0657
iys@lcsd.gov.hk
Kowloon Youth
Strings
Sunday
2:30-5:00 pm
Kwun Tong
Music Centre
2796 2893
kys@lcsd.gov.hk
New Territories
Youth Strings
Sunday
2:30-5:00 pm
Tsuen Wan
Music Centre
2417 6429
ntys@lcsd.gov.hk
  Symphonic Band
Group  Rehearsal Time Rehearsal Venue Enquiry/Email 
Hong Kong
Youth Symphonic
Band
Saturday
2:00 pm-5:30 pm
Kwun Tong
Music Centre
2796 2893
hkysb@lcsd.gov.hk
Music Office
Youth Brass Band
Saturday
10:00am-12:00 noon
Hong Kong
Music Centre
2802 0657
moybb@lcsd.gov.hk
Kowloon
Youth Symphonic
Band
Saturday
9:30 am-12:00 noon
Mong Kok
Music Centre
2399 2200
kysb@lcsd.gov.hk
New Territories
Youth Symphonic
Band
Saturday
9:30 am-12:00 noon
Tsuen Wan
Music Centre
2417 6429
ntysb@lcsd.gov.hk
Hong Kong
Children's
Symphonic Band
Saturday
2:00-5:30 pm
Tsuen Wan
Music Centre
2417 6429
hkcsb@lcsd.gov.hk
  Chinese Orchestra
Group  Rehearsal Time Rehearsal Venue Enquiry/Email 
Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra Friday
6:30-9:30 pm
Kwun Tong
Music Centre
2796 2893
hkyco@lcsd.gov.hk
Island Youth Chinese Orchestra Friday
6:00-8:30 pm
Hong Kong
Music Centre
2802 0657
iyco@lcsd.gov.hk
Kowloon Youth Chinese Orchestra Sunday
9:30 am-12:00 noon
Kwun Tong
Music Centre
2796 2893
kyco@lcsd.gov.hk
New Territories Youth Chinese Orchestra Friday
6:00-8:30 pm
Tsuen Wan
Music Centre
2417 6429
ntyco@lcsd.gov.hk
Music Office Junior Chinese Orchestra Sunday
9:30 am-12:00 noon
Sha Tin
Music Centre
2158 6462
mojco@lcsd.gov.hk
Music Office Children's Chinese Orchestra Saturday
2:30-5:00 pm
Mong Kok
Music Centre
2399 2200
mocco@lcsd.gov.hk
  Choir
Group  Rehearsal Time Rehearsal Venue Enquiry/Email 
Music Office
Youth Choir
Saturday
5:00-7:00 pm
Sha Tin
Music Centre
2158 6462
moyc@lcsd.gov.hk
Music Office
Children's Choir
Saturday
2:30-4:30 pm
Sha Tin
Music Centre
2158 6462
mocc@lcsd.gov.hk