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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 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 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 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

MONDAY
Steel Band -
3.30pm - 4.30pm - Currently free of charge

TUESDAY
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

WEDNESDAY
Djembe (African Drumming) - 3.30pm - 4.30pm – Currently free of charge

THURSDAY
Electronic Keyboard - 3.30pm - 4.30pm -

Taiko (Japanese Drumming) - 3.30pm - 4.30pm - Currently free of charge

For further details and letters for Parent / Carers, please contact Mr Allison, Head of Expressive Arts, Crown Hills Community College.
rallison@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk
0116 2736893

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.

Instrument Hiring
1. It is not possible to hire an instrument during the first term of joining a class
2. In the second and subsequent terms an instrument may be hired at a cost of £25 per term if the child is already part of a first access programme or £35 if the child is not part of a first access programme in school.
3. If the parent/carer is in receipt of one of the benefits outlined above then an instrument is available for free loan after the first terms membership and on completion of a hire form

City South Area - Djembe Troupe South - Blaby Stokes Primary School

The Djembe Troupe South 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 Blaby Stokes Primary School on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm.

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.

The fee for membership of the Djembe Troupe is £10.00 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.

Remissions / Discounts

Online Registration

For more information please contact Matt Newnham - by email matt.newnham@leics.gov.uk or by phone 0116 3050414

Please see below for a short clip of the Djembe Troupe rehearsing.

City South Area - Junior Voices City - Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

The Junior Voices City Choir is aimed at students aged 7 - 13. They meet every Thursday during term time in the Hall at Tudor Grange Samworth Academy, Trenant Road, Leicester, LE2 6UA, from 4.30pm until 5.30pm.

The subscription cost for this Music Centre is £38.00 per term.

If you are intersted in joining the choir and would like to know more, please email Gillian Ramshaw - or tel. 0116 3050411

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 3:30 - 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.

The fee for membership of the Djembe Troupe is £10.00 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.

Remissions / Discounts

Online Registration

For more information please contact Matt Newnham - by email matt.newnham@leics.gov.uk 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 matthew.newnham@leics.gov.uk

Register online for an After School Music Activity subscription

Parents / Carers / Students should follow the link below to access our online registration system.

http://live.paritor.com/p/3

if you are having problems registering, please see our user guide

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Partners

  • Arts
  • Music Service
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Music Mark
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain