Band, Choir and Orchestra Training

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Ensemble training is an integral part of music learning. The Music Office currently runs 20 youth orchestras/bands/choirs for around 1,300 young musicians - 1 youth symphony orchestra, 1 junior symphony orchestra, 4 youth string orchestras, 4 youth Chinese orchestras, 1 junior Chinese orchestra, 1 children's Chinese orchestra, 4 youth bands, 1 junior symphonic band, 1 children's band, 1 youth choir and 1 children's choir. Training is free of charge, but members will have to bring their own instruments (except bulky ones) to rehearsals and purchase uniforms and necessary music scores at their own expense.

 

The training year commences in September and concludes at the end of the following May. Regular rehearsals are held once a week with intensive training sometimes held during holidays to meet varying needs. The bands/choirs/orchestras will also have opportunities to perform in cultural activities exchange and/or participate with visiting young musicians from the Mainland and overseas.

 

The 20 ensembles conduct an open recruitment every April, with qualified applicants invited to attend an audition and informed of audition details beginning mid-May.

 

Listed below are relevant bands, orchestra and choirs’ information for the 2022/23 training year:

Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Sunday 2:30 - 5:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Mong Kok Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2399 2200
hkyso@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

TSANG Yin-yu

Music Office Junior Symphony Orchestra

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Sunday 9:30 am - 12:00 noon

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Shatin Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2158 6462
mojso@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

LI Sai-hong

Hong Kong Youth Strings

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Sunday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Mong Kok Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2399 2200
hkys@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

CHEUNG Man-sin Maxine

Island Youth Strings

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Sunday 2:30 - 5:00 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Hong Kong Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2802 0657
iys@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

CHEUNG Ching-yi

Kowloon Youth Strings

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Sunday 2:30 - 5:00 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Kwun Tong Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2796 2893
kys@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

CHAN Tat-kwong

New Territories Youth Strings

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Sunday 2:30 - 5:00 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Tsuen Wan Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2417 6429
ntys@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

FUNG Lo

Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Saturday 2:00 - 5:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Tsuen Wan Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2417 6429
hkysb@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

LING Kok-hin Kevin 

Music Office Youth Brass Band

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Hong Kong Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2802 0657
moybb@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

TSANG Shun-han Hanson 

Kowloon Youth Symphonic Band

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Saturday 2:30 - 5:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Kwun Tong Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2796 2893
kysb@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

Dr. HO Tun-man Darren

New Territories Youth Symphonic Band

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Tsuen Wan Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2417 6429
ntysb@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

TSE Chung-yuen Desmond

Music Office Junior Symphonic Band

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Saturday 2:30 - 5:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Mong Kok Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2399 2200
mojsb@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

AU Wai-see

Hong Kong Children's Symphonic Band

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Saturday 2:00 - 5:00 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Hong Kong Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2802 0657
hkcsb@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

CHAN Pui-ling Palas 

Hong Kong Youth Chinese Orchestra

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Friday 6:30 - 9:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Kwun Tong Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2796 2893
hkyco@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

CHIN King

Island Youth Chinese Orchestra

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Hong Kong Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2802 0657
iyco@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

CHAN King-tsun

Kowloon Youth Chinese Orchestra

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Mong Kok Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2399 2200
kyco@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

SAM Kan

New Territories Youth Chinese Orchestra

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Tsuen Wan Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2417 6429
ntyco@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

LOO Sze-wang

Music Office Junior Chinese Orchestra

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Sunday 9:45 am - 12:15 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Kwun Tong Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2796 2893
mojco@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

CHEUNG Hiu-fai

Music Office Children's Chinese Orchestra

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Sunday 3:00 - 5:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Shatin Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2158 6462
mocco@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

TSE Tsz-chung Eddy

Music Office Youth Choir

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Saturday 5:00 - 7:00 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Sha Tin Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2158 6462
moyc@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

HO Shun-yin Kitty

Music Office Children's Choir

Details

 

Rehearsal Time:

Saturday 2:30 - 4:30 pm

 

Rehearsal Venue:

Sha Tin Music Centre

 

Enquiry/Email:

2158 6462
mocc@lcsd.gov.hk

 

Manager:

HO Hang-yee May