After School Music Activities - County

If you have recently completed a School Music Project and have enjoyed learning to play an instrument, or if you are just starting out on your musical journey, why not come along to an after school music activity?

Each activity has its own team of dedicated and experienced musicians and music teachers, most of who also work in schools in and around Leicestershire.

One of our key goals is to ensure that all young people are able to continue to learn and take part in performances and ensembles. We provide specialist guidance in each of the major instrument groups: Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Steel Pans and Theory of Music.

Our activities are listed below - please click on the headings below for further details on what they are currently offering. Individual Activities will be listed in the title, whereas those named as Area Centres will have a range of activities.

If you'd like to come along for a taster, just let us know Ensembles@leics.gov.uk or email the staff listed at the activity you'd like to attend.

Please click on a heading below to access further information.

Why join an After School Music Activity?

If you are looking to develop your ensemble skills, perform to an audience and have fun playing with others, then the Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub can help point your young musician in the right direction.

After School Music Activities are all about helping young musicians come together to fulfil their maximum potential through playing together under expert direction. Activities usually operate from schools or colleges and all run after school on varying nights with varying groups and structures.

One of our key goals is to ensure that all young people are able to continue to learn and take part in performances and ensembles.

Ever wonder what the BENEFITS of your young musician playing in an ensemble would be? Here are just a few to think about:

  • Team work
  • Learn how different parts can fit together and work in harmony
  • Sight reading improves
  • Multitasking: Counting, read music notation, playing their instrument, listening to the other band members AND watching the conductor all at the same time!
  • Following a leader
  • Extra practice
  • Performance opportunities

Each Activity has its own team of dedicated and experienced musicians and music teachers, most of who also work in schools in and around Leicestershire.

We provide specialist guidance in each of the major instrument groups: Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Steel Pans and Theory of Music.

The Activities currently on offer are listed below - please click on a title to display the Activity details.

We are looking to develop activities so it is likely that more will be established during the year so please come back to check.

To apply you should:

  • Download the registration forms for the relevant centre below
  • Fill in the details
  • Ask your parent / carer to sign it
  • Return the form to the appropriate person at the Music Service
  • Or alternatively email the appropriate person if you have any queries

Bosworth Blasters Brass Club - St Peters C of E Primary Academy. Nuneaton

Bosworth Blasters Brass Club Leicester-shire Music Education Hub supported by St Peters CofE Primary Academy

Where: St Peters C of E Primary Academy Nuneaton, Station Rd, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton CV13 0NP

When: Wednesday's 3:30pm-4:15pm

Cost: £25 per term

The Bosworth Blasters Brass Club is an exciting brass ensemble where children can come and have fun and continue to play their instrument with friends.

The club will be led Matt Davis, Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service's brass teacher.

New members are welcome, please contact Natasha Pattinson on 0116 3050414, or email natasha.pattinson@leics.gov.uk

Please click here to register online for this group.

Charnwood Area Music Centre - The Cedars Academy, Birstall

Charnwood Area Music Centre (formerly Birstall Area Centre): based at The Cedars Academy (formerly Stonehill High School), Stonehill Avenue, Birstall LE4 4JG.

Groups available at the centre are Wind Band and Junior / Senior String Ensembles (previously one string group). Groups rehearse every Thursday during term time.

Wind Band 4.00pm – 5.00pm (for students who have reached grade 1 and above)

Junior Strings 3.45pm - 4.30pm (for students who have been learning for a couple of terms to those having reached grade 2)

Intermediate Strings 4.30pm - 5.30pm (grade 3 to 5)

The Wind Band meets in the Main Hall and the String Groups meet in the Library.

New members are welcome, please contact Kieran O'Riordan at korpercussion@hotmail.co.uk for further details.

The subscription cost for this Music Centre is £30.00 per term.

Please click here to register online for this group.

Djembe Troupe South - Blaby Stokes Primary School

The Djembe Troupe South is an exciting ensemble where children can come and have fun playing Djembe with friends. The group is led by Adam Bailey, Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service's Djembe specialist. Your young musician will be joining children from other schools in the area that also play the djembe. The ensemble is open to players of all standards who have had previous djembe experience in school and the ensemble will be held weekly during term-time at Blaby Stokes Primary School on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm.

First session Weds 6th September, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Djembe drums are provided upon arrival free of charge so children will not need to bring anything with them. The Djembe Troupe will be working towards performance opportunities and children will develop their confidence with these enjoyable experiences.

From September 2017, the termly fee for membership of the Djembe Troupe will be £15.00 per term. You will be signing up for a termly commitment and will be invoiced directly by email. You may be eligible for full fee remission if you are in receipt of benefits, please find information regarding this and how to register online by using the following links.

Remissions / Discounts

Please click here to register online for this group.

For more information please contact Sam Goldsworthy - by email sam.goldsworthy@leics.gov.uk or by phone 0116 3053507

Please see below for a short clip of the Djembe Troupe rehearsing.

Hinckley Area Music Centre - Hinckley Academy & John Cleveland 6th Form College

From September 2018, the termly fee for the centre will be £30.00. Students can attend 1, 2 or 3 classes for the same cost! (N.B. Saxophone tuition not included in the 1,2 or 3 classes).

(Full fee remission is available for pupils whose families receive qualifying benefits – please ask for more details)

Groups rehearse every Tuesday during term time.

3.00pm onwards Oboe and Bassoon Tuition
3.30pm - 4.15pm Steel Pan Ensemble
3.30pm - 4.10pm Saxophone Tuition
4.20pm - 5.00pm Clarinet Tuition
4.20pm - 5.00pm Theory of Music
5.00pm - 5.10pm Break - we have a tuck shop to buy refreshments
5.10pm - 6.00pm String Ensemble or Wind Band

New members are welcome. If you have any queries, please contact Natasha Pattinson on 0116 3050414, or email natasha.pattinson@leics.gov.uk

Please click here to register online for this group.

Hinckley Area Schools Orchestra (HASO) - Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre

Hinckley Area Schools Orchestra (HASO)

Conducted by: Mr. Garry Sleath

Subsequent Rehearsals: Each Friday, term-time only

Location: Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre – Main Hall

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Cost: Free

Standard Required: Grade 3-4 +.
Suitable for violins, viola, cello double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba and tuned percussion.

New members are welcome, please contact Natasha Pattinson on 0116 3050414, or email natasha.pattinson@leics.gov.uk

Loughborough Schools Area Orchestra - Limehurst Academy, Loughborough

The Loughborough Schools Area Orchestra meet in the Performing Arts Studio at Limehurst Academy, Loughborough each Tuesday between 4:00pm and 5:15pm (term time only)


Our youngest member is currently Year 4 and the oldest is Year 11.
No minimum grade requirement but most players have been playing for a minimum of 1 year (2 years for strings).
Our current members range from pre-grade 1 up to 2 boys currently preparing for grade 8.
The cost is £20 for the year (with a slightly reduced option for siblings joining)

Contact Steve Simpson ssimpson@limehurst.org.uk or 01509 263444

We have members from many schools across the Loughborough Area, although we also have members from Thurmaston.
We usually put on approximately 3 concerts per year.

More information on our Website - www.lsao.org.uk

Melton Brass Centre - John Ferneley College, Melton Mowbray

Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service (LSMS) will be running an After School Music Club aimed at all school aged young people who are learning to play Brass Instruments.

WHEN?
Tuesday evenings from 3:45pm to 4:45pm

WHERE?
John Ferneley College, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1LH

WHO IS IT FOR?
The sessions will be aimed at any young brass player in their second year of brass playing and above.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
This initial offer is free of charge for the Summer Term as part of a subsidised scheme to engage young players in ensemble/group playing.

WILL I NEED AN INSTRUMENT?
If you have your own, or have one provided by LSMS as part of your school music lessons, you will be expected to use it, but if you haven't got one, LSMS can help. Please contact Tony Rifugiato for more information (see below).

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Contact Tony Rifugiato on 07944 712233 or tony.rifugiato@leics.gov.uk

HOW DO I JOIN
Please click here to registerand contact Tony Rifugiato to advise that you will be attending.

Ukulele Rocks Club - St Martin’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Nuneaton

Ukulele Rocks Club - Leicester-shire Music Education Hub supported by St Martin's Catholic Voluntary Academy

At: St Martin's Catholic Voluntary Academy Stoke Golding, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV13 6HT ~ Thursdays 3:45pm-4:30pm

Cost: £25 per term

The Ukulele Rocks Club is an exciting ensemble where children can come and have fun playing ukulele with friends. The club is led by Natasha Pattinson, Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service's ukulele teacher and the Head of Performance at St Martin's, Mr Tim Clay.

First Session: Thursday 13th September

New members are welcome, please contact Natasha Pattinson on 0116 3050414, or email natasha.pattinson@leics.gov.uk

Please click here to register online for this group.

Wigston Area Music Centre - Wigston College

Wigston Area Music Centre: based at Wigston College (formerly Guthlaxton College), Station Road, South Wigston, Leicester, LE18 2DS from 4.00pm.

Attendence is free of charge. Please see the document below for details of groups and times.

If you have any queries regarding the Guthlaxton Centre, please contact Sally Smith directly on sasviolinviola@hotmail.co.uk

Wigston Area Centre Flyer

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Partners

  • Arts
  • 70th Logo
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • 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