Chair Sponsorship

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You can enjoy a personal commitment to your favourite instrument, or perhaps give a gift to a music-loving friend, through sponsoring a chair. At the same time, you can help support the UK’s only national youth organisation providing musical education in both classical and jazz.

For as little as £200 annually, you can feel part of a NYOS orchestra. Annual student membership of NYOS can cost up to £2,700. With your help, we can give young musicians the chance to benefit from a NYOS education and experience. 

Benefits of Chair Sponsorship include:

  • Invitation to all interval receptions
  • Annual Season Brochure and quarterly newsletter 
  • Invitation to the annual NYOS Chair Sponsors’ party 
  • Preview of following season 
  • The chance to meet the student on your chair*
  • The chance to attend behind-the-scenes events and occasional rehearsals*
  • Acknowledgement in NYOS concert programmes and on the NYOS website

*depending on level of giving

Sponsor a named chair in the Symphony or Jazz Orchestra from £500
Sponsor any other chair in the Symphony Orchestra from £200

To pay by standing order or cheque please click here

To pay by card please click here

Form more information please contact Jack Johnson, Development Manager, on or call 0141 332 8311

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – The Leader

Sponsored by Dr Myra Soutar

NYOS Senior Orchestra – The Leader

Sponsored by Professor Marjorie & Dr David Rycroft


NYOS Junior Orchestra – The Leader

Sponsored by Alan & Jan Simpson

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Viola

Sponsored by St Fillans Music Circle

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Cello

Sponsored by Mr & Mrs Iain Harrison

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Bassoon

Sponsored by Mr Michael J Pell

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Timpani

Sponsored by Martin Gibson

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Percussion

Sponsored by Geoffrey & Jean Lord

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Harp

Sponsored by Joyce Roxburgh

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Piano/Celeste

Sponsored by Mr & Mrs Timothy Laing

Chair Sponsors

  • Mr & Mrs W F T Anderson
  • Mrs A M Bennett
  • Mr & Mrs Alistair C Brown - Clarinet
  • Mr & Mrs Alan & Janice Burns - Trombone
  • Mr Graham Bygrave
  • Lord & Lady Cameron of Lochbroom - Violin
  • Kevin and Linda Clarke
  • Miss Sarah Cruickshank - Oboe
  • Mr & Mrs A Craig Duncan
  • Mr Malcolm Fleming
  • Mr Andrew Hadden - Violin
  • Professor and Mrs Andrew Hamnett
  • Professor David Hamilton Lawson - Oboe
  • Mr David K Laing
  • The Rt Hon Lord MacLean
  • Mr & Mrs Thomas McCreery
  • Ms Elspeth Orcharton
  • Mr Robin Pagett and Mrs Kate Longworth
  • Professor & Mrs Kenneth Paterson
  • Dr Stephen & Dr Alison Rawles
  • Jennifer & David Rimer
  • Dr C D and Mrs K A Sinclair
  • Mr A L Stewart
  • Graham Taylor MBE - Trombone
  • Mr Allan V Tucker
  • Mrs Ann Verney - Cello
  • Mr Colin West
  • Mr and Mrs R M Williamson
  • Graeme and Ella Wilson
  • Dr & Mrs Paul Wilson

Honorary Chair Sponsors

  • Richard & Sarah Chester