PURPOSE: To provide opportunities for young people to play music
VISION: A family oriented group with: o Young people who are passionate about their music o Parents voluntarily providing management and organizational support o Facilities meeting tutor, rehearsal, performance and storage needs o A reputation for achieving excellence in public performances o Financial resources and support to maintain the facilities, instruments and performance programme of a thriving group of musicians. This will be achieved by:
Character: Maintaining the group’s special character by encouraging young people. To develop their skills by facilitating tutoring and to enhance their passion for music. To develop a supportive family environment administered by volunteers and adapting dependent on numbers and skill levels available.
Membership: Continued steady growth in numbers will be encouraged, while maintaining the special character of the group. A positive public profile will inspire families and young people to join.
Groups: Orchestra, Concert Band, Brioso Corde and Recorder Consort are WYM’s elite performing groups, which strive for excellence. Young members develop their musical skills and confidence to perform through playing in WYM development groups before advancing to the elite groups.
Music: Conductors and the Musical Director? will select a variety of music which inspires the players to develop their musical skill and includes “kiwiana”. WYM will foster links with local schools and tutors.
Whangarei Youth Music. Old Library Arts Hub, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei Photo credits: Sally McTrail