About the County Training Wind Orchestra
The CTWO is the second wind orchestra of the Music and Performing Arts Trust and rehearses on Friday evenings in the Richard Coles Hall at the
Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre from 6:15pm – 8:45pm. The conductors for the 2016 – 2017 season are Andy Macfarlane and Giles Liddiard (pictured)
The band was created to be a training opportunity for students hoping one day to be in the
County Youth Concert Band, but has become a strong performing group in its own right. It has appeared at the finals of the
National Festival of Music for Youth and twice - in 1993 and 2006 - took the coveted Highly Commended Performance award.
During the course of the year, the band appears in several
county music concerts, including the
Wind Band Spectacular and the
Second Generation Concert at the Derngate. The annual programme also includes a
residential course at Grendon Hall and participation in the regional round of the
National Festival of Music for Youth.
Recent letters to members
How to join us
Auditions are held annually in July. See the
auditions page for further information.