Nelson Leader : August 1st 2013
2 THE NELSON LEADER, AUGUST 1, 2013 NEWS Picton NELSON CITY Stoke Richmond Wakefield Brightwater Nelson Lakes Murchison Karamea Westport Rai Valley Okiwi Bay French Pass D'Urville Island Mapua Collingwood Takaka Motueka Tapawera 5454562AA Having problems with your community paper delivery? email: email@example.com phone: 0800 800 515 and let us know. This means if you place your advert into papers 56,000 people will be reading! No other local media can give you this sort of coverage! Nelson Leader Readership - 26,000 people per week Tasman Leader Readership - 30,000 people per week 56,000 Reach a whopping 74% of the Nelson Tasman Region! Abel Tasman National Park Atawhai Farewell Spit Contact us! Reporters: Nelson 03 546 2885 Richmond 03 543 9601 Motueka: 03 528-1263 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Nelson 03 546 2835 Richmond 03 543 9600 Motueka 03 528 1261 Classifieds 03 548 0119 fax 03 546 2705 email: email@example.com Young players: Joel Bolton, back round left and Margaret Jackson, back ground right are planning to start a youth orchestra using children like Jessie Knudsen, left, Maya Speers, Joy Gutschlag, Ben Kirby, Amy Knudsen, Bethany Knudsen. PHOTO: MARTIN DE RUYTER Kids wanted for new orchestra By SALLY KIDSON firstname.lastname@example.org Anew orchestra for chil- dren starting out on their musical education is to launch in Nelson and is looking for young players. Nelson Music teacher Joel Bolton plans to launch the Jun- ior Youth Orchestra on Friday August 9. Joel is passionate about pro- viding an orchestral experience for young musicians and is the founder and director of two other orchestras including the Nelson Regional Youth Orches- tra and the Greenhill Orchestra which is now 22 years old. Joel said the new Junior Youth Orchestra was aimed at new beginners. It would cover children who have only been learning music for a few months up to those who have been learning for two years; or from grade zero to two. It was suitable for anyone from four to 10 years old, he said. The orchestra would include young violin, cello, flute and per- cussion players and could arrange the music to cater for varying abilities. The group will meet on Fridays at 3.50pm at the Nelson School of Music and run for 30 minutes. The Nelson Regional Youth Orchestra practices after the junior orchestra at 4.30pm on Fridays and this orchestra cur- rently has about 40 players aged 8 to 17, he said. Introducing a child to playing in an orchestra from a young age had a number of well documen- ted benefits, including help develop their concentration and musical sensitivity. Children learned to follow a conductor and work as a team. He said by playing in an orchestra children could learn about the thrill of musicians working together to produce beauty and express deep emo- tion. They also learnt self- discipline and team work. He planned to introduce chil- dren to music from some of the world's great creative geniuses composers including Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms. As well as the great classics, the orchestra would also play arrangements of more popular, contemporary tunes. He had done compositions of Pirates of the Carribean and James Bond movie Skyfall for the older orchestra. Teacher Margaret Jackson said playing in an orchestra added different challenges and experiences for young players. As well as learning to follow the conductor and count the music, young students learnt about the different dynamics of music and making it soft and sad and loud and joyful. In addition to starting the orchestra Mr Bolton, Mrs Jack- son and Nelson music teachers want to start a scheme based on the Venezuelan model El Sistema. They plan to run it first through Victory School, but hope to expand it to other schools. Under this scheme students who might normally be able to learn music are given free tuition and an instrument if they commit to learning for two years. The child who take part in the scheme also are asked to join a youth orchestra. Those behind the scheme are looking for donations of instru- ments. For more information on the orchestra or the Nelson El Sistema scheme contact Joel Bolton on 021 0798 479 or email@example.com.
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