GBRT Youth Ensemble

All young instrumentalists are warmly invited to register interest in joining our new GBRT Youth Ensemble which will launch in early 2018.

The Youth Ensemble will play a range of music of different styles and perform regularly in concerts in the UK.

Open to all up to the age of 18 playing any instrument, you simply need to have a minimum playing standard of about Grade 3 and able to read music fluently.

When And Where?
Rehearsals will take place fortnightly on Monday evenings at Great Bowden Village Hall (near Market Harborough) from 6.30-8.30pm. All rehearsal dates and venues are provided on the GBRT Youth Ensemble 2018 Rehearsal Dates schedule.

Tony Rifugiato – Our Musical Director
Tony Rifugiato, who started his musical life as a cornet player, is a highly experienced Musical Director and musician whose work encompasses many musical styles. In 1983, at the age of 22, he set up Mel-Tone, a musical instrument retail business in Melton Mowbray, which ran successfully for 29 years. Mel-Tone was a centre of excellence for music, an important aspect of which was its Music School which over the years trained thousands of aspiring musicians, many of whom went on to be professional players. Tony is now concentrating on Musical Direction, performance and tuition.

His first foray into conducting was in 1991 when he set up his own orchestra in Melton Mowbray. From this he was approached by a local operatic society to act as their Musical Director which has led him to become a familiar name across the East Midlands, waving the baton for many of the leading groups in the region. His theatre credits range from Puccini operas to modern "jukebox" musicals such as Disco Inferno.  Known for his dynamic approach and attention to detail, he has extensive experience with musical productions, orchestras, brass bands, wind bands and jazz & swing bands.

What Does It Cost?
Fees are payable one term in advance: £39 per term. No payments are required at the moment.

How Do I Join?
Simply, download, complete and return the Youth Ensemble Registration Form

Booking GBRT Youth Ensemble
If you would like to book this ensemble for an event, simply send us an email with the date, time, duration and brief description of the event that you would the group for and we will contact you to discuss the details.

Backing Tracks For GBRT Youth Ensemble Members
Please login to access the backing tracks to the current repertoire for choir members only. 
For login details, please send an email and the details will be sent by return.