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Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service Wants You!

Although Auditions / Applications for places in our ensemble have now taken place and many positions are now filled, we are still in need of musicians aged 7 - 19.

We currently have places for most instruments but are especially looking for students who play the following;

Viola, Double Bass, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon.

For all new pupils playing one of these instruments, the first term of ensemble membership is free followed by 50% subsidy for the rest of the academic year – this also includes the free hire of an instrument for the entire time you are a member of one of our ensembles.

If you are new to the service and are interested in joining an ensemble, or your circumstances have changed and you would like to re-join , please email lsmsperformance@leics.gov.uk and let us know your age, instrument and level of any grades taken and we will let you know which group would be best for you and availability of places.

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 ensemble structure and also those given by our Hub partners including school groups.

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, 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.

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