Please text your conductor or the NECOM Office if you will be absent for any rehearsals.

Armidale Youth Orchestra (AYO)

50 member symphony orchestra 

Entry level: Yr 7, Audition and AMEB levels apply.
Strings: AMEB Grade 5 or Trinity Grade 6
Winds: AMEB Grade 3/4 or Trinity Grade 4/5
Typical age: 12 to 20 years 

Rehearsals: Tuesdays during school term 4:00 - 6:00pm at NECOM

Concert uniform: AYO shirts (Please order directly from ACE embroidery in the mall) 
Black pants, black socks, black shoes

Conductors 2019: Paul Marshall

Armidale Youth String Orchestra (AYSO)

40 member string ensemble

Entry level: AMEB Grade 2 AMEB or Trinity Grade 3 with written teacher recommendation.
Typical age: 9 to 15 years

Rehearsals: Tuesdays during school term 4:00 - 5:00pm at NECOM

Concert uniform: AYSO T-shirts loaned for performances
Black pants, black socks, black shoes

Conductor 2019: Joanna Fairs-Wu
 

Armidale Youth Wind Ensemble (AYWE)

20 member wind ensemble

Entry level: AMEB Grade 2 AMEB or Trinity Grade 3 with written teacher recommendation.
Typical age: 10 to 18 years

Rehearsals: Tuesdays during school term 4:00 - 5:00pm at NECOM

Concert uniform: AYWE T-shirts loaned for performances
Black pants, black socks, black shoes

Conductor 2019: Russell Bauer

 

AYO Sinfonia/AYO Symphonic Winds

Advanced String Orchestra/Advanced Concert Wind Ensemble

For particular periods of the year, AYO splits into two ensembles for the second half of their rehearsal.

This allows conductors to expand on specific instrument skill development and repertoire. An invitation will be sent to specific advanced players of AYSO and AYWE to join these groups.

Rehearsals:
For a set period in the year - Tuesdays during school term 5:10 - 6pm at NECOM