Every year the Intermediate Orchestra hold a residential week-end in June. This year we will be visiting Lea Green in Matlock, Derbyshire. This is always a very popular trip, and the source of many happy and lasting memories for staff and orchestra members.

The weekend consists of several full and sectional rehearsals; an impromptu 'open rehearsal' style concert for family and friends; out-door activities (including a night walk); free time to socialise and of course the communal mealtimes and sleep-over that make the residential experience so special.

The cost of the trip is £120 which includes all food, accommodation and activities.

Everyone who attends the residential must fill in the consent form and have the form signed by a parent. Please do this as soon as possible and return by email or post to:

Paula Watt
White Cottage
Main Street
NG25 0UT

Please arrive at Lea Green between 9 and 9.15am on Saturday morning. Instructions for getting to the Centre from Nottingham are detailed below. The full address is

Lea Green Development and Conference Centre
Main Road
Near Matlock

Do not follow your sat nav, please use the directions provided

Remember to bring with you:
Your instrument and music
A named music stand (n.b. none are provided)
TOWEL and toiletries plus any medication which you need
Cellos - please bring floor protectors
Shoes and clothes suitable for outdoor activities and sports
The Lea Green parental consent form (if you have not already returned it to Paula)

Sheets and bedding are provided but not towels. You may also want to bring DVDs, cards and board games for the evening. There are also facilities for watching TV and DVDs, and a tuck shop which is open in the evenings.

In an emergency parents can reach us at Lea Green on 01629 534561.

If you need a lift either there or back please try to use the 'Nottingham Youth Orchestra Parents Group' to communicate with others wishing to lift share. You can search the group on Facebook and ask to join. Please make your own lift share arrangements well in advance of the residential as we cannot deal with last minute requests.

Downloads (PDF format):
Information for Parents
Information for Young People

Lea Green Parental consent form - email to Paula
Kit list of things to take
Timetable (subject to change)
Directions to Lea Green

We look forward to another fabulous residential in 2018!



The Nottingham Youth Orchestra