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Music Office bands, choirs and orchestras invite membership applications
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     Young musicians are invited to enhance their music proficiency and take part in cultural exchange activities by joining the Music Office's bands, orchestras and choirs.

     The Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is recruiting new members for its 17 bands and orchestras and two choirs. Training for 2014-15 will begin this September and continue to the end of May 2015. The deadline for applications is April 30.

     Young musicians aged 25 or below who have attained the required music qualifications are welcome to apply. In addition to being able to attend weekly rehearsals, members may take part in various cultural activities and concerts to broaden their horizons by collaborating with musicians from the Mainland and overseas.

     Training is free but members are required to bring their own instruments (except for bulky ones) to rehearsals and performances and to pay for their uniforms and music scores.

     The groups that are now recruiting new members are the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band, the Music Office Youth Brass Band, the Kowloon Youth Symphonic Band, the New Territories Youth Symphonic Band, the Hong Kong Children's Symphonic Band, the Hong Kong Youth Strings, the Hong Kong Junior Chamber Ensemble, the Island Youth Strings, the Kowloon Youth Strings, the New Territories Youth Strings, the Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra, the Island Youth Chinese Orchestra, the Kowloon Youth Chinese Orchestra, the New Territories Youth Chinese Orchestra, the Music Office Junior Chinese Orchestra, the Music Office Children's Chinese Orchestra, the Music Office Youth Choir and the Music Office Children's Choir.

     Leaflets and application forms are available at all Music Office music centres and on its website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/MusicOffice/en/events_2014_03_28.php .

     Qualified applicants will receive an audition notification by the end of May. The audition will include the performance of a self-chosen work and tests on scales, as well as sight-reading or sight-singing. Applicants will be notified of the results by late August.

     For enquiries, please call the Music Office's music centres at 2802 0657 (Hong Kong), 2796 2893 (Kwun Tong), 2399 2200 (Mong Kok), 2158 6462 (Sha Tin) and 2417 6429 (Tsuen Wan).

Ends/Friday, April 11, 2014
Issued at HKT 15:45

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