Ensemble Information 2019 / 2020

If you have recently received and email from LSMS offering your child a place in our Bands, Orchestras, Ensembles, Choirs, EnSENble or After School Activities - please click here to register.

(This link will take you to a SNAP Survey.)

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 2018 / 2019.

Concert Dates

Concert Dates are listed next to the relevant group in the Ensembles tables below. Further Information regarding each performance (rehearsal times / ticket information, etc) 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.

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.

INTERMEDIATE BAND & INTERMEDIATE STRINGS
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
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 CHOIR / CLARINET CHOIR
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.

Ensemble Rules / Procedures / Information / Adverse Weather Arrangements

Membership Fees / Invoices

Subscription for the LSSO, Concert Orchestra, Intermediate Wind Band are £85.00 per term.

Subscription for the Junior Concert Band, Intermediate Strings, Steel Pan Ensemble, Big Band, Clarinet Choir, Flute Choir, String Sinfonia and Junior / Senior Percussion Ensemble is £46.00 per term.

A Transport Service is available for members of Saturday Ensembles at a cost of £50.00 per term. Full details are available here.

Subscription information for After School Activities can be found on the relevant After School Activities page;

After School Activities - City

After School Activities - County

Invoices for Group Membership will be sent out by post in early October. Payment can be made online via the Leicestershire County Council website, by Bank Transfer or by cheque made payable to Leicestershire County Council.

Full details regarding payment methods will be shown on the invoices.

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.

Rehearsal Dates for 2019 / 2020


Saturday Ensembles Information 2019 / 2020

We currently have six 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.

Ensemble

Grade

Rehearsal Venue

Conductor/s

Concert Dates

Concert Orchestra

4 - 6

Wigston College

Phil Houghton / Tony Rifugiato

Thurs 5th Dec
De Montfort Hall 7.00pm

Intermediate Band

3 - 5

Wigston Academy

Sam Goldsworthy

Sat 30th Nov Wigston College 11.15am

Intermediate Strings

1 - 4

Wigston College

Sam Giles

Sat 30th Nov Wigston College 11.15am

Junior Concert Band

1 - 3

Wigston College

Sophie Gray / Jo Conquest

Sat 30th Nov Wigston College 11.15am

Steel Pan Ensemble

N/A

Leicester Afro-Caribbean Centre

Pat Munroe

Thurs 5th Dec
De Montfort Hall 7.00pm

Evening Ensembles Information 2019 / 2020

Ensemble

Grade

Rehearsal Venue

Rehearsal Time

Conductor

Concerts

Big Band

5+

Wigston Academy

Monday 7.00 - 8.30pm

Garry Sleath

Thurs 5th Dec
De Montfort Hall 7.00pm

Clarinet Choir

3+

Wigston Academy

Monday 6.30 - 8.00pm

Christine Taylor

Sat 30th Nov Wigston College 11.15am

Flute Choir

5+

Wigston College

Wednesday 6.45 - 8.15pm

Jo Conquest

Sat 30th Nov Wigston College 2.30pm

Junior Percussion Ens

2-4

The Cedars Academy

Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pm

Kieran O'Riordan

Sat 30th Nov Wigston College 2.30pm

Senior Percussion Ens

5+

The Cedars Academy

Wednesday 7.00 - 8.00pm

David Hartland

Sat 30th Nov Wigston College 2.30pm

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

5+

Wigston College

Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pm

Mike Shaw

Sat 30th Nov Wigston College 2.30pm

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

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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