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Interested in joining an Ensemble?

How do I join?

Auditions / Applications for places in the Leicester-Shire Schools Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and Wind Orchestra have now taken place and offers of places for 2017 -18 will be emailed out to Parents / Carers / Students at the end of July.

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 LS 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