On 18th July, members of the Senior Wind Band and Youth Jazz Orchestra will be piling onto the Hull – Zeebrugge ferry on the first leg of their journey of this year’s tour to Belgium and Holland. There’s a lot of ‘high quality’ planned – high quality youth hostel accommodation and three high quality concerts!

Once again, through the concerted fundraising efforts of many, FERYO has been able to support every ensemble member financially, with a generous subsidy. Also, no member who wanted to go has been excluded due to any difficulty in finding payment. The tour boards have been ordered and, although the tour operator has funded hoodies this year, FERYO has provided the extra cost to have the Schools’ Music Service logo on the front. FERYO will also be paying for all the exciting excursions that the youngsters will undertake, including a trip to Antwerp Zoo, and when in Amsterdam, a canal cruise and a tour around The Concertgebouw concert hall.