After School Music Activities - City
If you have recently completed a School Music Project and have enjoyed learning to play an instrument, or if you are just starting out on your musical journey, why not come along to an after school music activity?
Each activity has its own team of dedicated and experienced musicians and music teachers, most of who also work in schools in and around Leicestershire.
One of our key goals is to ensure that all young people are able to continue to learn and take part in performances and ensembles. We provide specialist guidance in each of the major instrument groups: Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Steel Pans, Singing and Theory of Music.
Our activities are listed below - please click on the headings below for further details on what they are currently offering. Individual Activities will be listed in the title, whereas those named as Area Centres will have a range of activities.
If you'd like to come along for a taster, just let us know LSMSEnsembles@leics.gov.uk or email the staff listed at the activity you'd like to attend.
Please click on a heading below to access further information.
Why join an After School Music Activity?
If you are looking to develop your ensemble skills, perform to an audience and have fun playing with others, then the Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub can help point your young musician in the right direction.
After School Music Activities are all about helping young musicians come together to fulfil their maximum potential through playing together under expert direction. Activities usually operate from schools or colleges and all run after school on varying nights with varying groups and structures.
One of our key goals is to ensure that all young people are able to continue to learn and take part in performances and ensembles.
Ever wonder what the BENEFITS of your young musician playing in an ensemble would be? Here are just a few to think about:
- Team work
- Learn how different parts can fit together and work in harmony
- Sight reading improves
- Multitasking: Counting, read music notation, playing their instrument, listening to the other band members AND watching the conductor all at the same time!
- Following a leader
- Extra practice
- Performance opportunities
Each Activity has its own team of dedicated and experienced musicians and music teachers, most of who also work in schools in and around Leicestershire.
We provide specialist guidance in each of the major instrument groups: Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Steel Pans and Theory of Music.
The Activities currently on offer are listed below - please click on a title to display the Activity details.
We are looking to develop activities so it is likely that more will be established during the year so please come back to check.
To apply you should:
- Download the registration forms for the relevant centre below
- Fill in the details
- Ask your parent / carer to sign it
- Return the form to the appropriate person at the Music Service
- Or alternatively email the appropriate person if you have any queries
City East - Area Music Centre - Crown Hills Community College
Crown Hills Community College Music Centre: based at Crown Hills Community College, Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 5FT
Darbar Arts in association with Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service (LSMS) would like to invite your young musicians to come and join the Crown Hills Area Music Centre.
Sitar, Tabla and Indian Vocals
Primary Classes: 4.00pm - 4.30pm - £1.00 per week
Secondary Classes: 4.30pm - 5.30pm - £2.00 per week
Classes led by,
Sitar: Roopa Panesar
Vocal - Bhajan/Harmonium: Tofail Ahmed
Tabla: Surdarshan Singh Chana
Electronic Keyboard - 3.30pm - 4.30pm
For further details and letters for Parent / Carers, please contact Mr Allison, Head of Expressive Arts, Crown Hills Community College.
Or come along with your Parent/Carer on the relevant evening and you can join straight away whilst your Parent/Carer completes your permission letter.
Dhol classes for children and adults also available on Monday and Friday evenings. Please see www.D-E-A.co.uk for details.
City South Area - Junior Voices City - Tudor Grange Samworth Academy
If you are aged between 7 and 13 and enjoy singing, why not come along to the Junior Voices.
The Junior Voices meet every Thursday during term time in the Hall at Tudor Grange Samworth Academy, (formerly Samworth Enterprise Academy), Trenant Road, Leicester, LE2 6UA, from 4.30pm until 5.30pm.
The subscription cost for this group is £30.00 per term.
Autumn Term 2017 Rehearsal Dates
Sept - 14th, 21st, 28th
Oct - 5th, 12th, 26th (Open Rehearsal)
Nov - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Dec 7th, Performance at De Montfort Hall (A night at the Christmas movies) Full Details regarding this performance will be sent out to Parent / Carers nearer the time.
Please contact LSMS on 0116 3050400 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or to arrange to attend a trial session.
City West Area - Djembe Troupe North - Beaumont Lodge Primary School
The Djembe Troupe West is an exciting ensemble where children can come and have fun playing Djembe with friends. The group is led by Adam Bailey, Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service's Djembe specialist. Your young musician will be joining children from other schools in the area that also play the djembe. The ensemble is open to players of all standards who have had previous djembe experience in school and the ensemble will be held weekly during term-time at Beaumont Lodge Primary School on Mondays 3:30pm - 4:30pm.
First session Mon 4th Sept, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Djembe drums are provided upon arrival free of charge so children will not need to bring anything with them. The Djembe Troupe will be working towards performance opportunities and children will develop their confidence with these enjoyable experiences.
From September 2017, the fee for membership of the Djembe Troupe is £15.00 per term. You will be signing up for a termly commitment and will be invoiced directly by email. You may be eligible for full fee remission if you are in receipt of benefits, please find information regarding this and how to register online by using the following links.
For more information please contact Matt Newnham - by email email@example.com or by phone 0116 3050414
Please see below for a short clip of the Djembe Troupe rehearsing.
City West Area - Rock and Pop Bands Project - New College
New College Music Centre: based at New College, Greencoat Rd, Leicester LE3 6RN.
Rock and Pop Bands Project - Calling all budding rock stars. Weekly sessions teaching drums, guitar, vocals, keyboard, bass guitar. Bands are quickly formed and rehearsals start for the big end of year gig! If you can already play a couple of chords, drum beats or you have never played a musical instrument before you are more than welcome to join in.
Tuesdays 4.30pm - 5.15pm
Please contact Matt Newnham for further details on: 0116 305 0414 or firstname.lastname@example.org