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LANCASHIRE MUSIC SERVICE Dear Parent/Guardian and LYSO Member, Arrangements for the National Festival of Music for Youth, Saturday 11 July at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, International Convention Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2EA The orchestra will travel by coach from and return to Woodlands Conference Centre, Southport Road, Chorley PR7 1QR. Coach Company: R S Tyrer's & Son 168 Chorley Road Adlington Nr. Chorley PR6 9LQ Tel: 01257 480979 8.10am: Assembly and registration at Woodlands 8.30am: Departure Time 11.45am: Reporting time at Symphony Hall (N.B. It is important that all members travel to Birmingham on the coach as we have to register at Symphony Hall and obtain our passes (wrist bands) as a complete group. In addition, we do not want to run the risk of players arriving late or getting lost). If members wish to make the return journey with parents they must inform the Music Service in advance. 12.45pm: Performance time (20 minutes performance time - 2nd Movement. Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5, Sibelius Finlandia. 1.35pm: Orchestral Open Category ends: 4.30pm: approximate arrival back at Woodlands (members will call home with more accurate ETA after we depart Birmingham). Dressing rooms: The orchestra will be allocated a room but as space and privacy is extremely tight, separate male and female dressing rooms are not available. Because of this LYSO members should travel in concert dress. Concert Dress: Females: Full length black skirt, (Cellist may wear black smart trousers), smart white blouse with sleeves (no tee-shirts or sleeveless tops), black shoes/sandals and black socks/tights. Males: Black trousers, white shirt, LYSO tie, black shoes and socks (not white socks). Performers and helpers passes: The orchestra will be issued with passes (wrist bands) at Symphony Hall. They must be worn throughout our time at the Festival as they act as passes to allow access to the auditorium to hear other performances. Please ensure that you don't forget to bring your instrument and any accessories you require on the day. Double Bass players will need to bring their own stools. Please remember to bring a packed lunch and a drink. Catering is available at Symphony Hall, but there may not be much time to buy food until after the orchestra has performed. Members will remain in Symphony Hall throughout and will be supervised by orchestra staff. The event complies with the LA's requirements for the safety and welfare of students on educational visits. There will be a limited number of seats available on the coach for any parents that wish to travel to Birmingham with the Orchestra, this will be on a first come first serve basis, for details please contact Ann Connal on 01257 517108. If you have any questions regarding these arrangements please contact Ann Connal on 01257 517108.
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