YOUNG CAPRICE

The Younger Essex Wind Orchestra

A wind orchestra for young woodwind and brass players that provides the opportunity for our younger members to experience ensemble playing and the joy of making music as a group, as well as making new friends for life.
Young Caprice is the youth band of Caprice - The Essex Wind Orchestra.
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Yes I Like Classical, No I'm Not Old!


Under the direction of conductor Nick Pattie, supported by musicians from Caprice, this orchestra for young musicians rehearse every Tuesday in school term-time at Newland Spring school, Chelmsford. They are developing a wide repertoire of music suitable for their age and abilities, which is also fun to play!
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Yes I Like Classical, No I'm Not Old!


Under the direction of Nick Pattie, the eighty-strong orchestra plays a wide-ranging repertoire of classics, themes from stage and screen and arrangements of popular music. It has a loyal following of concert goers and a reputation for providing accessible, quality concerts which are enjoyed by players and audiences alike. Caprice gives four to five concerts a year, raising money for local and national charities, an amount totalling more than £150,000 has been raised over the years.

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We currently have vacancies for bassoon, French horn and tuba. We are also looking for a double bass player - you don’t need to have your own instrument as Caprice has one we can loan you!

Applications from players of other instruments are also warmly welcomed, although there may be a waiting list as we need to maintain a balance between sections.

If you are interested in joining Caprice please contact: David Bome

We rehearse weekly during school term time on Tuesdays 19.15-21.00 at Newland’s Spring School. A subscription of £20 per term is charged, with discounts for students/retired/unemployed.