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HarpEach year, a limited number of spaces are made available for Fourth Form girls who would like to learn to play a new instrument as part of a free trial scheme, MINIS (MINority Instrument Scheme), which runs through the Autumn and the Spring Terms. There is a long list of instruments available, which is made up of some of the less obvious choices. Each of these instruments enables girls to take part in a variety of ensembles and enjoy performing in concerts throughout the year.

Traditionally, this has been known as the Minority Instrument Scheme, which we shorten to MINIS. Earlier this week, girls in LIV and MIV (Years 7 and 8) watched a short video, including demonstrations of each of the instruments on offer by talented and inspiring musicians. The LIV and MIV girls have been asked to express their interest in the scheme by listing up to three instruments that they would like to learn, if given a place on the scheme.

The full list of instruments available is as follows: Double Bass, Cello, Viola, Harp, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, Organ, Bass Guitar and Percussion (including some drum kit). If LIV and MIV girls at St Mary's would like to be considered for a place on the scheme, they need to ensure they have submitted their list of up to three instruments and may contact Mrs Black on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if they are interested in signing up or finding out further information.

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