Richmond Youth Screen Orchestra (RYSO)

An orchestra for young people focusing on music from well-known film, TV and gaming soundtracks

Suitable for those in Years 6-13. RYSO is open to players of any orchestral instrument, including percussion, grade 4 and above. No audition required.

RYSO Weekly Rehearsals
1830-2030
Waldegrave School 
Fifth Cross Road
Twickenham
TW2 5LH

Our rehearsals are in the main hall of the main building.

Cost for a standard term is £97 per term (this comes under the RMT Activities Passport Level 2)

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Featuring  music from film, TV, and gaming soundtracks, RYSO aims to bring the traditions of the symphony orchestra (rehearsal etiquette/orchestral techniques/sightreading en masse) to young people in a fresh, enticing way using repertoire which speaks volumes. The beauty of the screen is that music from all genres, classical to contemporary, is used and we intend to cover a range of styles from a wide variety of eras.

RYSO is open to any student from Y6 up to and including Y13 who is of at least Grade 4 standard on their instrument.  We welcome players of all orchestral instruments and there is no audition requirement.

Feel free to contact bethanycalder@richmondmusictrust.org.uk or call 020 8538 3866 for further information before you apply.

Meet our Conductor

Tom Griffiths began his musical career at the age of 9 playing the cornet in his local brass band and the West Sussex County ensembles. Tom also attended the Junior Guildhall School of Music, where he first discovered his passion for conducting, under the tutelage of Michal Omer. Tom was awarded a place at the Royal College of Music to study a bachelor’s degree where he continued to study conducting alongside his main instrument, the trumpet.

As a scholar at the RCM, Tom also went on to complete a master’s degree obtaining a distinction. Whilst at the RCM Tom’s passion for chamber music led to him becoming a founder member of the highly-acclaimed ensemble Kensington Brass.  Tom is also an alumnus of the European Union Youth Orchestra, having played with the orchestra on their marathon 2016 summer tour under the direction of Vasily Petrenko and Bernard Haitink.

Able to turn his hands to a variety of styles, Tom is fortunate enough to have performed with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Zone One Brass, and English Touring Opera, as well as the UK’s busiest brass quintet, Oompah Brass.

Alongside performing, Tom is an enthusiastic and committed educator. He currently holds teaching posts at a number of the country’s leading independent schools, including St George’s School Windsor Castle, Bradfield College and North London Collegiate School. Leading ensembles and coaching have increasingly become central aspects of his portfolio of work.

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RYSO Sign Up Form

Please complete one form per child
  • Participant Details

  • NB RYSO is suitable for players who are in Year 6 or above
    NB please tick any/all that apply and give details in the box provided below. If required we will contact you to discuss further.
  • please ONLY select the instrument you want to play in the orchestra. You must be at least grade 4 on this instrument to take part. If your instrument is not listed please email bethanycalder@richmondmusictrust.org.uk
  • If yes please state the grade you are currently working towards. NB whether or not exams are actually taken, players must be at least grade 4 standard.
  • Parent/Carer Details (first emergency contact)

  • NB this email address will be used for all communication
  • Second Emergency Contact Details

  • Consent

    NB any images and/or recordings, audio or visual, may be used on RMT social media platforms and/or to promote future RMT events