When you ‘retire’ from NCO you become part of a very special community…NCO alumni!

Subject to funding each year, a further senior NCO Orchestra is offered for ‘retired’ members of over 14 years of age and is sure to banish your NCO blues; make sure you register your interest for ENCORE!

ENCORE – or Exclusive NCO Retired Ex-members – allows ex-NCOers to get together again to relive that unique NCO experience. There are no auditions – but you still get the unique course, the excellent tuition and the exciting concert at the end.

There are so many musical opportunities beyond the NCO. Many NCO members go on to play in local, regional and national ensembles. In 2015 over 50% of the National Youth Orchestra were NCO alumni. We recommend talking to your instrumental teacher about your next steps.