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Course Dates


At SLYO we set course dates during the major school holidays according to when the majority of pupils from South London are able to attend. We take into consideration term dates from all local boroughs and private schools, along with planned maintenance at JAGS before publishing dates a year in advance. If you would like to attend SLYO but our dates clash with your weekday school, do get in touch as we are happy to write a letter to support your application to us. This has been very successful in the past!

Each SLYO orchestra registers at JAGS between from 9.30am daily, with rehearsals starting at 9.45am. 
SLYO 4 signs out at 4.15pm daily, with SLYO 1, 2 and 3 signing out between 4.15 - 4.30pm.

The last day of each course has slightly different finish times, depending on the concert time.

Spring and Summer courses run for four days, whilst Winter courses run for three days.

Winter 2021 – Three Day Course for SLYO 1, 2, 3 and 4
SLYO 1: Sunday 19 December  - Tuesday 21 December, with concert at 7.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.
SLYO 2: Sunday 19 December  - Tuesday 21 December, with concert at 5.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.
SLYO 3: Monday 20 December – Wednesday 22 December, with concert at 4.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.
SLYO 4: Monday 20 December – Wednesday 22 December, with concert at 3.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.

Spring 2022 – Four Day Course for SLYO 2, 3 and 4
Monday 11 April - Thursday 14 April.

Summer 2022 - Four Day Course for SLYO 1, 2, 3 and 4
SLYO 1:  Monday 22 August - Thursday 25 August, with concert at 7.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.
SLYO 2: Monday 22 August - Thursday 25 August, with concert at 5.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.
SLYO 3: Tuesday 23 August - Friday 26 August,  with concert at 4.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.
SLYO 4: Tuesday 23 August - Friday 26 August,  with concert at 3.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.

SLYO Enquiry

To register interest in SLYO 1 for Grade 8+ musicians please complete our registration form
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To register interest in SLYO 2, 3 and 4 please email jasspa.slyo@jags.org.uk with your child's age, instrument and approximate level.

Winter course bookings are now open to all! Wherever we have spaces, new pupils will be offered a place with us. It may take us a while to get back to you after your initial enquiry to confirm availability, but this is because we are a very small team. All applications and enquiries will be processed in date and time order and we hold waiting lists for all orchestras.