The National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra 2015

We are pleased to announce that the NSGSO has been re-launched and applications for the Birmingham 2015 course are now open. The course will be hosted by Birmingham Scout County. Could you please circulate this email and flier as widely as possible amongst young people in your county or district, who will be between the ages of 13 – 25 next summer and play an orchestral instrument. As the closing date is Saturday 7 February your early attention would be appreciated.

If applicants have previously applied for the Harrogate course then they must re-apply

The NSGSO Course
The NSGSO meets every year for a fantastic week’s course of music and activities. This year is our 40th year and the course will be held in Birmingham from Sunday 26th July to Sunday 2nd August 2015. The week will culminate in two evening concerts in Birmingham City centre on Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August together with a Saturday matinee specifically for local Scouts and Guides. More detailed information can be found on the application form.To apply for the 2015 course go to
All applicants must be:
– A Member of the The Scout Association or Girlguiding.
– Aged 13-25 by the start of the course (26th July 2015)
– Proficient player of a least one orchestral instrument (Grade 5 or above, including equivalents)

Further Information 
The cost of the course is £445, payable in three instalments. The course cost includes full board, accommodation, rehearsals and workshops with a professional conductor and sectional tutors, uniform for new members, transportation during the week and social activities including a visit to an outdoor activity centre. For help with funding applicants should first contact their group, then district and then county. Applicants can of course do your own fundraising for this event.
For anyone wishing to use this course for their DofE, QSA or QGA residential then this year must be the first time that they have attended.
Thank you,Jill Bowman
NSGSO Manager
The National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra