SCO VIBE is a new fusion band led by internationally renowned animateur and guitarist Paul Griffiths, open to young musicians aged 11-18 living in Edinburgh. Influenced by the group members and the musical styles that they love, the band meets in the holidays to work with players from the SCO and tutors from Edinburgh City Council to write and perform their own music.
SCO VIBE is open to all singers and instrumentalists from clarinets to keyboards, bass guitars to trombones, sitars to drummers. Pupils must have been learning for at least a year.
Applications are now open for our next SCO VIBE course.
Price: Nothing - it's FREE!
Dates: Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 October 2013 10am - 4pm
Venue: CHANGE OF VENUE!! Now - St. Thomas of Aquin's RC High School, 2 - 20 Chalmers St., Edinburgh EH3 9ES
How do I apply?
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Watch a short film about SCO VIBE...
SCO VIBE Launch Project, Easter 2013
The first week of Edinburgh schools’ Easter holiday was buzzing with excitement at Drummond Community High School for young musicians from across Edinburgh at the launch project of the SCO Fusion Band.
Over fifty young people took part; with singers and instruments ranging from classical strings to clarsach, electric guitar, keyboards and drum kit. Leading the creative process was internationally renowned animateur and guitarist Paul Griffiths, supported by SCO musicians Su-a Lee (cello) and Lis Dooner (flute), instrumental teachers from the City Of Edinburgh Council and students from Napier University.
By the final day, the band had written three new pieces - Doo-Bop, Sunshine on Drummond and Caspar's Symphony no. 1. A packed informal performance saw the audience completely bowled over by the band's new music and performance after being together for only three days.
‘You felt part of something big and diverse’
‘Best time of my life!!!’
SCO Vibe is in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.
Supported by CashBack for Communities through Creative Scotland's CashBack for Creativity Programme.