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Interested in joining an Ensemble?

Click here to register for an audition / apply to join an ensemble.

There are currently seven Bands, Orchestras and Ensembles which rehearse on saturday mornings and six evening groups. These are all run through our charity, The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust.

Information about each group for the academic year 2016 / 17, including grade level, rehearsal venue, rehearsal and performance dates etc, can be found here.

Please see below for the ensembles that are suitable for your instrument or voice – please note that your application will be for all the opportunities available rather than a specific group.

If you're interested in joining one of our ensembles, please click here to supply us with some information or contact us at LSMSEnsembles@leics.gov.uk or on 0116 3050400.

We have an outstanding reputation for providing quality aspirational and motivating ensembles and performance opportunities for students. Every group rehearses weekly practising repertoire to be performed at the end of each term in high quality venues around Leicestershire. At each performance there is chance for students and parents to see performances by other groups within the LS ensemble structure and also those given by our Hub partners including school groups.

How do I join?


Entry to determine membership to our Intermediate and Senior ensembles ( LSSO, Concert Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and Training Orchestra) for the academic year 2017-18 will be by audition. Places in the Junior Concert Band, Strictly Strings, Steel Pan Ensembles and all our evening groups are by application and will not require an audition. Auditions give us a chance to hear you play and make sure you are placed in the most suitable group to give you the best and most enjoyable experience.

Click here to register for an audition / apply to join an ensemble.

Once you have registered for an audition, we will confirm your audition time, date and venue and what we would like to hear you play. Auditions will be held on Saturdays (usually the morning) and will start after Easter. NB Audition appointments will be emailed out and cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances.

Auditions are free of charge but there is a cost associated for membership of a group. For the audition, students will be asked to prepare one piece of their choice and will be given a scale to prepare, along with appropriate sight reading. (Your instrumental teacher will be able to help you prepare for the audition).

The deadline for applications is Friday 26th May. If you would like to audition for a place, please contact us ASAP as this will help with the audition timetabling process.

Results and placings will be emailed out by the end of July - these will include links to all the details you will need regarding rehearsal dates, times, venues and concerts.

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
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival

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