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Chance to play with the National Scout & Guide Orchestra or Band.

For any keen musicians here is the chance to find out about the National Scout and Guide Orchestra and Band.
They are very pleased to be able to announce that applications for the 2021 NSGSO and NSGCB course are now open. They are accepting applications for both the Symphony Orchestra and the Concert Band. The residential course is held in Stourbridge, West Midlands, with concerts held at prestigious venues in the Birmingham area, as well as our first ever completely joint concert between the NSGSO and NSGCB at Coventry Cathedral. The course runs from Sunday 1st August – Sunday 8th August 2021 and the closing date for applications is midnight on Saturday 12th December 2020.

This course is hosted by Birmingham Scout County in conjunction with Girlguiding Birmingham but is open to applicants from across the UK .

The NSGSO and NSGCB Course
The NSGSO and NSGCB meets every year for a fantastic week’s course of music and social activities, culminating in two concerts in the community for the Concert Band, and multiple concerts for both the Concert Band and the Symphony Orchestra on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th August at prestigious venues in the Birmingham area. For 2021 the organisers are particularly excited to introduce a completely joint concert between the Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra at Coventry Cathedral to coincide with Coventry being UK City of Culture 2021.


To apply for the 2021 NSGSO or NSGCB course and to find out more details, please visit