WEST Training Band

WEST Training Band

The ensemble is directed by Chris Mitchell and tutoring staff are experienced, professional performers and teachers. The ensemble meets several times during the year and activities include a residential course at Gartmore House and a large-scale concert performance in Glasgow.

WEST training band

As well as music training and rehearsals, the team at Gartmore provide a programme of team-building games and social activities. In 2016 this included a Bhangra dancing session with Anuj Choudhary, a ceilidh, barbeque and bonfire.

WESt Training Band

Additional activities in 2016 included a Taster Day event, attendance as special guests at an RSNO Concert and a Side by Side day with performers from the RSNO and a recording session.

West Training Band

Training Band Programme 2016
· The Great Locomotive Chase by Robert W. Smith
· Redemption by Rossano Galante
· Arabian Dances by Brian Balmages
· Pound the Streets by Paul Lovatt-Cooper

How do I apply?
Applications can be made from August on this website and must be accompanied by a reference from the instrumental teacher. This can be emailed separately to; info@wsso.org.uk

No auditions are currently held for training ensembles and we try to accommodate all applicants. The recommended minimum level for application to our training ensembles is approximately ABRSM Grade 3+ and applicants should be P.7 – S.4.

We understand that some applicants may have yet to sit a graded exam so we always advise that you consult with your instrumental teacher before applying.