Interested in joining 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, including grade level, rehearsal venue, rehearsal and performance dates etc, can be found here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Please see below for the ensembles that are suitable for your instrument or voice and ability level.