Get to know us...
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
Me in three words: anxious, hardworking, conscientious
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 have just graduated with a degree in Music Performance from the University of Huddersfield. I am now at home working on our family farm. As well as music I enjoy cross-stitching, sewing and watching football (I support Lincoln City as my hometown team).
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.
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!
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.
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.
Me in three words: gentle, determined, shy
What I like about being in NOYO: I love playing music with others, especially in an environment where everyone is accepted and valued for who they are.
More about me: I enjoy baking, participating in drama productions, walking and anything to do with being in nature.
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.
Me in three words: funny, kind, happy
What I like about being in NOYO: I am happy about NOYO.
More about me: I am currently at college. I like iPad and games.
Harp, piano, timpani
Me in three words: music, harp, friends
What I like about being in NOYO: playing works commissioned for us and playing music with friends.
More about me: I am quite chatty, once I am comfortable. My dream job would be playing in an orchestra pit, as I like being part of a show and telling the audience a story. My favourite harp music is ‘Swan Lake’ by Tchaikovsky. It’s jam THEN cream on scones (we don’t talk about pronunciation).
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.
Me in three words: spontaneous, optimistic, easy-going
What I like about being in NOYO: NOYO is different, friendly and all about possibilities. People can play together but still be themselves.
More about me: I am home-educated so that I can concentrate on my violin playing. I like the novels of E.F.Benson and often wish I lived in an English village in the 1930s. I have a sweet but slightly crazy black cat called Barnabas.
Flute, piccolo, alto flute, piano
Me in three words: Hard-working, passionate, principled
What I like about being in NOYO: It is really exciting to be part of an orchestra that is so diverse, where everyone is accepted for who they are and valued for what they bring to the ensemble.
More about me: As well as playing the flute I enjoy composing, arranging, singing and playing the piano. I like musical theatre, spending time with my grumpy pony Rosie, running and baking.
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.
Cello, piano, guitar
Me in three words: tall, friendly, gentle
What I like about being in NOYO: NOYO has given me lots of experience of playing with other people rather than playing on my own. I like this because I like being sociable and it’s marvellous. The timing is the challenging part but I’m really excited about the music in general.
More about me: I used to play the violin then I moved on to the piano. I have been learning cello since I was 10 years old and now I am teaching myself the guitar.
I enjoy running long distance. I play for Hampshire disability cricket. I’m very tall and very fast at bowling. I go to college, doing Skills for Independence and Work and will apply to do a horticulture course next year.
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.