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Yorchestra Christmas Course 2017 – how to apply

Applications are dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis, and therefore early application is recommended. The key dates to note are:

  • Applications open on 16 October 2017
  • To qualify for the Early Bird Discount, applications and payment need to be received no later than 16 November 2017
  • Closing date for applications is 30 November 2017

Please ensure that we receive your completed application form and payment, together with your completed bursary application form (if relevant), before the closing date.

Confirmation of places will be sent out by email following the closing date. Please ensure your email address is clear on your application form. If we are unable to offer you a place, we will contact you as soon as possible after receiving your application.

Places may still be available in some sections (particularly for string players) after applications have officially closed – so even if the closing date has passed, please do feel free to contact us to find out if we have a place for you.


Application forms

Download a Y1 Christmas 2017 Application Form
Download a Y2 Christmas 2017 Application Form
Download a Y3 Christmas 2017 Application Form
Download a Y4 Christmas 2017 Application Form
Download a YoYos Christmas 2017 Application Form
Download a Student Support Player Christmas 2017 Application Form


Bursary and Gift Aid forms

Download a Bursary Form
Download a Gift Aid Declaration Form



Yorchestra has a bursary fund to enable us to offer some financial assistance to those who would not otherwise be able to participate in the course. This fund is limited, and we therefore need to consider each application carefully.  Most bursaries will be for a maximum of 50% of the course fee.

Some of our current bursary funding has been generously provided to us by The Feoffees of St Michael’s Spurriergate, a charitable trust which exists to benefit the inhabitants of the city of York.  Because of this, bursaries from this source are only available to those resident within the former limits of the city, as shown on this map.  If you are applying for a bursary funding and live inside the area shown on the map, please confirm this on your application, so that we can ensure that your request is considered by reference to this fund.

Any queries about bursaries and eligibility for financial help can be directed to the Yorchestra treasurer at Any information given will be treated in strict confidence.  Bursary applications are limited to three children from a single family address and are awarded at the sole discretion of Yorchestra.