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 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.

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

Winter 2022 – Three Day Course for SLYO 1, 2, 3 and 4
SLYO 1: Monday 19 December - Wednesday 21 December, concert at 7.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.
SLYO 2: Monday 19 December - Wednesday 21 December, concert at 5.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.
SLYO 3: Tuesday 20 December - Thursday 22 December, concert at 4.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.
SLYO 4: Tuesday 20 December - Thursday 22 December, concert at 3.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the course.

Spring 2023 – Four Day Course for SLYO 2, 3 and 4. 
Provisional dates 11-14 April for all three orchestras.
SLYO 4 concert 3.30pm in the VWA on the last day of the coursse
SLYO 3 concert 4.30pm in the Holst Hall on the last day of the course.
SLYO 2 concert 5.30pm 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.

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.