Grace Notes: NYOW 2015 – Fancy Dress!

There wasn’t a concert for the majority of the orchestra yesterday. We spent the day in Aberystwyth having some free time while the composers rehearsed with their ensembles for their first concert.

After we’d finished watching their concert we had a mad dash back to Lampeter because the ‘Nash’ was having a feature on the BBC Radio Wales Art Show. I was interviewed along with Matt Jones (NYAW Manager (Youth Music)) about what it’s like on the course and why it’s such a special experience. You can listen to it for the next few days here.

Then in the evening was fancy dress, one of my favourite events of the course. I’ve talked about previous years here, but this year the theme was ‘La Peri’. So we decided to go as a submarine with a periscope (get it??… A tad tenuous I know, but it’s a hard theme!). We then all dressed as scuba divers and piled in the cardboard submarine.

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The finished costume! The flippers were so hard to walk in!

I’m pleased to say we won! And I’m very proud of our efforts! The rest of the night was great, especially negotiating the SU with cardboard flippers attached to your feet!

We’re currently driving to Hereford and I’m really looking forward to the concert this afternoon!

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