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Rehearsal Dates for 2016 / 2017

Saturday Ensembles Information 2016 / 2017

We currently have seven Saturday Ensembles. Please note that all Ensembles run from 10.00am - 12.40pm, except the Steel Pan Ensemble, who rehearse from 10.00am - 1.00pm.

Course Days run from 10.00am until 4.00pm on the dates shown in the table below. These will take place at the relevant groups' usual rehearsal venue unless stated otherwise. Students will need to bring a packed lunch / drink as required. Students using the Saturday transport to attend rehearsal should do so as usual but will need to arrange their own transport home after rehearsal.

Concert Dates are listed next to the relevant group below. Further Information regarding each performance will be emailed to Parents / Carers / Students inthe months / weeks leading up to the performance. (This will be posted if no email address has been supplied).
This will also be added to listings on our Events webpage.

Ensemble

Grade

Rehearsal Venue

Conductor

Course Dates

Concert Dates

Concert Orchestra

Grades 4 - 6

Wigston College

Mike Shaw

21st Jan 2017
1st Apr 2017

Thurs 1st Dec - 7.00pm
Sun 19th Mar - 7.00pm
Sat 1st Jul - 2.00pm

Wind Orchestra

Grade 5 - 8

Eyres Monsell Primary School

Dan Watson

12th Nov 2016
28th Jan 2017
18th Mar 2017
29th Apr 2017

Thurs 1st Dec - 7.00pm
Tues 28th Mar - 7.00pm
Sat 1st Jul - 7.00pm

Training Orchestra

Grade 3 - 5

Little Hill Primary School

Phil Houghton

29th Oct 2016
25th Feb 2017

Sat 3rd Dec - 2.00pm
Sun 19th Mar - 7.00pm
Wed 21st Jun - 7.00pm

Strictly Strings

Grade 1 - 3

Wigston College

Natasha Pattinson

N/A

Sat 3rd Dec - 1.30pm
Thur 30th Mar - 7.00pm
Tues 20th Jun - 7.00pm

Junior Concert Band

Grade 1 - 4

Little Hill Primary School

Sam Goldsworthy

N/A

Sat 3rd Dec - 1.30pm
Thurs 30th Mar - 7.00pm
Tues 20th Jun - 7.00pm

Steel Pan Ensemble

N/A

Leicester Afro-Caribbean Centre

Pat Munroe

N/A

Sat 3rd Dec - 12.30pm
Tues 28th Mar - 7.00pm
Wed 21st Jun - 7.00pm

Evening Ensembles Information 2016 / 2017

Ensemble

Grade

Rehearsal Venue

Rehearsal Time

Conductor

Concerts

Big Band

Grade 5 and over

Wigston Academy

Monday
7.00pm - 8.30pm

Garry Sleath

Thur 1st Dec - 7.00pm
Fri 17th Mar - 7.30pm
Thur 22nd June - 7.00pm

Flute Choir

Grade 5 and over

Wigston College

Wednesday
6.45pm - 8.15pm

Jo Conquest

Wed 7th Dec - 7.30pm
Thur 30th Mar - 7.00pm
Sat 1st Jul - 2.00pm

Junior Percussion Ensemble

Grade 0 - 4

The Palmer-Tomkinson Centre, The Cedars Academy

Wednesday
6.00pm - 7.00pm

Kieran O'Riordan

Wed 7th Dec - 7.30pm
Sat 1st Apr - 7.30pm
Sat 1st Jul - 2.00pm

Senior Percussion Ensemble

Grade 5 and over

The Palmer-Tomkinson Centre, The Cedars Academy

Wednesday
7.00pm - 8.00pm

David Hartland

Wed 7th Dec - 7.30pm
Sat 1st Apr - 7.30pm
Sat 1st Jul - 7.00pm

Strings Sinfonia
NB, This group only runs in the Autumn / Spring Terms

Grade 5 and over

Wigston College

Wednesday
7.00pm - 8.30pm

Mike Shaw

Wed 7th Dec - 7.30pm
Tues 28th Mar - 7.00pm

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General Information 2016 / 2017

Please click on a heading below to find out more.

Attendance

  • Congratulations on being offered a place in an Ensemble. We hope that you will enjoy your time rehearsing, performing, learning and getting to know the other members of your ensemble.
  • All members are expected to practise their music regularly, and take it to instrumental lessons where possible to get advice from your teacher.
  • All members are expected to attend all rehearsals and concerts as scheduled. Both the success of the Ensemble and the standard of playing are dependent on everyone attending all rehearsals as part of the team.

Please click here to see a list of rehearsal dates for the academic year 2016 / 2017.

Concert Dress

Please note the Concert Dress for your Ensemble listed below. In most cases this is part of a students school uniform. Students are expected to wear Concert Dress at each performance.

LSSO & CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Boys
; black trousers, white shirt, black shoes and black socks, black dinner jacket (or school blazer without badges) and a bow tie.
Girls; black full length evening dress or skirt (at least knee length) with black tights, or black trousers with black blouse and black shoes.

WIND ORCHESTRA
Boys
; black jacket, black shirt, trousers, black shoes and black socks.
Girls; black full length evening dress or skirt (at least knee length) with black tights, or black trousers with black blouse and black shoes.

TRAINING ORCHESTRA
Boys
; white shirt, black bow tie, black trousers, black shoes and black socks.
Girls; White blouse, black skirt (at least knee length) with black tights, or black trousers, black shoes, black socks/tights.

JUNIOR CONCERT BAND & STRICTLY STRINGS ENSEMBLE
Boys
; Black trousers, white shirt, bow tie, black shoes and black socks.
Girls; Black skirts (at least knee length) or trousers with a white blouse and black shoes.

BIG BAND / SENIOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE / STRING SINFONIA / FLUTE CLUB
Boys
; black shirt, trousers, black shoes and black socks.
Girls; black full length evening dress or skirt (at least knee length) with black tights, or black trousers with black blouse and black shoes.

JUNIOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Boys
; Black trousers, white shirt, bow tie, black shoes and black socks.
Girls; Black skirts (at least knee length) or trousers with a white blouse and black shoes.

Fees

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Group Membership can now be paid online. Please follow the link below and complete the Parent / Payer screen, choosing 'Music Tuition' in the 'Reasons for payment' screen.

https://www.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=517

Sheet Music

  • The cost of buying or hiring sheet music is a big expense. Please take great care of all music issued to you and always return it punctually and in good condition.
  • If for whatever reason you decide to leave the Ensemble, you must return all your music to LSMS as soon as possible. Failure to do so will result in you being charged for replacement copies.

If you have any queries regarding the LSMS Central Ensembles, please email us using LSMSEnsembles@leics.gov.uk or call us on 0116 3050400

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Partners

  • Arts
  • Music Service
  • Music And Culture
  • Viva
  • Darbar
  • Pedestrian
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Philharmonia
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • SoundLincs
  • Orchestras Live
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester Cathedral
  • Leicester International Music Festival
  • The Mighty Creatives
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Music Mark
  • MEHEM