Joining the BUDS or the STRING BEANS

So what do I need to be able to do to join the Buds or String Beans???

  • You need to have been learning your violin, viola or cello for at least 1 year
  • You need to be having music lessons

Getting into the Buds or Beans is determined by your ability and not your age.

When you join you choose your best piece and come and play it to our conductors and they will let you know which ensemble you'll fit into best.

The BUDS is usually for those who have been learning for a year. The Buds learn technique and are introduced to the skills of ensemble playing.

The STRING BEANS is for players with a bit more experience. The Beans develop their ensemble technique and performance skills.

 

An ensemble is like a mini orchestra. You learn to play together with other instruments, who may be playing different parts from you. You learn to follow your conductor and listen to what everyone else is playing and read the music all at the same time. Sounds tricky but it can be great fun! AND you'll soon discover what  the arm waving is all about!


For more infomation email us at: info@communityorchestras.org.au