Almost six months after I first asked for the autumn schedule, and delays in obtaining it under Freedom of Information, followed by repeated attempts by the Bournemouth and Poole College (the College) to avoid the information being published (by false claims that it would infringe copyright to do so) I am now able to publish the Wessex Youth Orchestra (WYO)'s rehearsal schedule for Autumn 2016, and also for Spring 2017.
|WYO Rehearsal Schedule Spring 2017 Page 1 (Copyright Bournemouth and Poole College)|
|WYO Rehearsal Schedule Spring 2017 Page 2 (Copyright Bournemouth and Poole College)|
I acknowledge the excellence of the music produced by the WYO (indeed have been proud to support it for the past 10 years), but does any other youth orchestra demand similar levels of secrecy from parents and children about extra rehearsals, or regularly hold so many extra rehearsals, including several on weekday evenings (and hence more likely to clash with homework or school/other events)?
Soon after I took on the role of SWYM Chairman in 2012, I asked the WYO Director how we avoided clashes with schools/other ensembles, and I was pleased when she told me that her very clear message to WYO players was that school must come first. Unfortunately that answer appears to have been misleading/unreliable, as does her reply to me last October. .
|WYO Rehearsal Schedule Autumn 2016 Page 1 (Copyright Bournemouth and Poole College)|
|WYO Rehearsal Schedule Autumn 2016 Page 2 (Copyright Bournemouth and Poole College)|