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Yorchestra 25th Anniversary Course Summer 2017 – how to apply

Applications for Y1-Y4 and YoYoStrings have now officially closed, but if you’ve missed the application closing date, you can check if places are still available by emailing  As at the closing date, there were still places for violins and violas, and in some other sections.

We are also still welcoming applications from past Yorchestra players who would like to play in (or sing with) the Reunion Orchestra – the more, the merrier!


Application forms

Download a Y1 Summer 2017 Application Form
Download a Y2 Summer 2017 Application Form
Download a Y3 Summer 2017 Application Form
Download a Y4 Summer 2017 Application Form
Download a Yorchestra Young Strings Summer 2017 Application Form
Download a Student Support Player Summer 2017 Application Form
Download a Bursary Form


There is no application form for the special 25th anniversary Reunion Orchestra.  To register to play in (or sing with) this ensemble, please email John Stringer as soon as possible.



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.