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George

Clarion

Me in three words: happy, friendly, music-lover

What I like about being in NOYO: I love the music, playing the music, rehearsals, learning the music and being in the orchestra with my fellow musicians and tutors, and performing at concerts. Music is my world.

More about me: I love horse riding, but don’t often get the opportunity. I love going to the theatre. I love Hydrotherapy.
It is all good for my mind and body, and my sense of well-being.

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Ellen

French horn

Me in three words: busy, happy, fun

What I like about being in NOYO: NOYO is amazing because of the quality of music we make, the variety of people and the fun we have in rehearsals. It is an inspirational group which is reflected in the audiences when we play.

More about me: I love music in all forms, playing in everything from brass bands to orchestras and folk bands. In the little spare time I have I also enjoy art, baking and unicycling!

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Oscar

Piano, percussion

Me in three words: happy, excited, ok

What I like about being in NOYO: I like the people there. I like playing with the orchestra.

More about me: I like jazz music, 60s music, rock and roll and 80s music. My favourite film is Mary Poppins Returns. I like hiking a lot.

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Jamie

Saxophone

Me in three words: over-thinker, creative, passionate

What I like about being in NOYO: I like being able to play music without being restricted by the conductor. I also feel much more relaxed in a smaller group (I have fewer opinions to worry about).

More about me: I like horror and creepy stuff (I talk about them casually and sometimes jokingly, so I might seem a bit frightening. But I am nice, really).

I think almost everyone is pretty in some way.

I have strong political opinions and if challenged on them, I will express them (a lot).

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Leo

Percussion

Me in three words: enthusiastic, creative, positive

What I like about being in NOYO: Helps me to be a great musician and nice to learn together with talented young musicians.

More about me: I have a huge knowledge of general sports (especially Rugby & Football). I am a volunteer ranger of South Downs National Park.

 

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Georgina

French horn

Me in three words: quiet, organised, unassuming

What I like about being in NOYO: This is the first orchestra I have ever fitted into. I normally feel like I don’t fit in but I do in NOYO.

More about me: I am a second-year student at the University of Huddersfield studying Music Performance. My favourite type of music is classical. As well as music I enjoy cross stitching, sewing and watching football (I am a season card holder at Huddersfield Town although I support Lincoln City as my hometown team).

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Ben

Trombone

Me in three words: : kind, relaxed, quiet

What I like about being in NOYO: Playing music with other people.

More about me: I have my own YouTube Channel. I have acted 4 pantos.

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Ella

Clarion

Me in three words: happy, kind, music-loving

What I like about being in NOYO:  To be part of a group of kind, like-minded people who share a love of music.

More about me: I play Boccia, listen to music all the time and like massages and spa treatments!

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Jaidon

Electric and acoustic guitar, bass

Me in three words: anxious, friendly, creative

What I like about being in NOYO: the chance to meet new musicians; the chance to learn new things from other musicians. Being able to jam with people.

More about me: Away from music I like lots of sports and play football for my school. I like a lot of music. Some of my favourites are Jimi Hendrix, Metallica and Guns n Roses.

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Ben

Linnstrument

Me in three words: Member of NOYO

What I like about being in NOYO: They have taught me so much and it has helped me to build my confidence performing and being around others.

More about me: Aside from being in the orchestra, I play the keyboard. I have played this since I was 12.

I’ve also written a book. It’s a half autobiography, half life with autism memoir, and it’s called Musings of a Star Student.

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Sophia

Violin

Me in three words: gentle, determined, shy

What I like about being in NOYO: I am a trainee member at the moment and haven’t attended my first rehearsal yet. I love playing music with others, though.

More about me: I enjoy baking and participating in drama productions.

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Sherwin

Clarion

Me in three words: chatty, focused, fun-loving

What I like about being in NOYO: I always liked music and when I found out about NOYO, I thought I could be a part of something bigger. And I found an instrument (Clarion) that I actually can play and get good at.

More about me: I am very good at computer racing games. I like watching superhero films and comedies. And I like eating out.

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Lizzie

Violin

Me in three words: creative, friendly, disorganised!

What I like about being in NOYO: It’s a really friendly and creative atmosphere so I can explore lots of musical styles and have fun too!

More about me: I love all types of music and would love to see more people in NOYO.

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Oliver

Harmonica

Me in three words: Harmonica player, photographer, filmmaker, retro gamer (sorry that’s four things - apologetic rebel!)

What I like about being in NOYO: I’m filling gaps in my music knowledge and learning new music with interesting musicians.

More about me: Previous film work includes ‘Hometown’, ‘Forgotten Fortresses: Hidden Histories’, and ‘Blind Photography Experiment (Parts 1, 2 & 3)’.

I am currently working on ‘The Visitor’, a Drake Music/PRS Foundation commission which will be presented at The Barbican in March as part of a disability arts festival.

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Abbie

Harp

Me in three words: optimistic, creative, easy going

What I like about being in NOYO: I like being part of a team and I am enjoying the experience with NOYO.

More about me: I like to sing and record. My favourite soap is Eastenders. I like classical and most pop music.

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Torin

Tenor horn

Me in three words: happy, kind, enthusiastic

What I like about being in NOYO: I like coming together and playing music with friends and learning all the music. I like to jam and learn new skills and improve my confidence. And it is fun!

More about me: I love music and DJ’ing and mixing. I play golf, volunteer at a cafe, do dog agility and play Boccia and Table Cricket. I love walking my dog and am passionate about the environment and looking after the planet.

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Alex

Piano, percussion

Me in three words: curious, funny, perseverant

What I like about being in NOYO: I am a trainee in NOYO and I am very excited to try new instruments, play with others and to practice hard so that one day, I may join the NOYO orchestra and play amazing music to everyone.

More about me: I enjoy learning about Space and visiting the Planetarium. I also like listening to music that reminds me of Space. I love going to see Bristol City play football on a Saturday. I get excited when the crowd sings and cheers. The football is good to watch too!

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Ben

Keyboard, percussion

Me in three words: creative, funny, musical

What I like about being in NOYO: Playing my Roli keyboard synth. Playing new music. Learning different instruments.

More about me: I love my iPad playing loopers and yousician.  I love playing my Bopits but Bopit Maker is best. I love being in college. I love jammin’ and sound recording.

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