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County Music Groups

Dorset Music Service provides high quality musical experiences available to students of all ages across Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth in a variety of musical genres.

The county music groups has 150 members making us one of the largest music centres on the south coast. We offer all-inclusive music experiences for students. Rehearsals promise to be fun with professional musicians providing the coaching and guidance in preparation for a variety of performances.

Inclusive Membership For Young People

Membership applications are open to all young people in full time education under the age of 21. A 50% reduction in membership fees along with limited fully funded membership is available for students attending a Dorset local authority maintained school or academy if the parent/guardian is in receipt of certain benefits. Enquiries can be made to the Dorset Music Service office.

Dorset Youth Symphony Orchestra

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The Dorset Youth Symphony Orchestra (DYSO) is the flagship orchestral ensemble for young orchestral musicians in the county of Dorset.

Dorset Youth Chamber Orchestra

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The Dorset Youth Chamber Orchestra is for Dorset's advanced young musicians.

Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO)

Read more about Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO)
The DYJO plays an exciting range of jazz numbers that cover different styles of the jazz world and has an active gigging calendar.

Reel Dorset (Folk)

Read more about Reel Dorset (Folk)
Dorset's first youth folk group that teaches this fun and energetic genre to young musicians in Dorset.

Beginner Friendly Groups (BFG)

Beginner Friendly Groups are for children aged 7 to 11 who have started to learn a guitar, string, brass or woodwind instrument.
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