XY Strings, so-called because it used to be run by Guildford YMCA, is now supported by Guildford United Reformed Church, and particularly by the church’s Music Society, which has a special interest in promoting music-making by young people. We are very grateful to the church for the use of its premises, in which we meet on Tuesday evenings in term-time from 6.00 – 7.15.
XY is essentially a teaching group for junior string players (of all ages!) of approximate standard Grades 2 – 5, with some very welcome help from a number of more experienced players.
We present a Carol Evening at Christmas, play in local music festivals, and give Summer Concerts.
New members are always welcome - just contact Gillian on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest News: XY Strings get real
Tuesday 21st July was a red-letter day for XY Strings. Fourteen of us met in person in the church, socially distanced and masked, and played together for the first time in four months. Thanks to our friend Andrew's technical help a further three were able to join us from home. It was wonderful to see each other again, and we shall repeat the process in future weeks.
A typical rehearsal session...
...includes time for chat and refreshments...