Performance Group Information

We would like to thank you for all your support during these challenging times and we are looking to a bright future where we can all meet face to face again and continue our music making side by side.

If you are new to the our service and are interested in joining one of our music making activities, please click here. This will take you to our database where you can find out more about each group and register to join. If you have any queries, please email lsmsperformance@leics.gov.uk

If you are currently a member of a group, we will be in touch with you to let you know about groups / placings.

We are planning a more flexible approach to teaching in the autumn term, teaching will begin virtually, with the first sessions starting back on the week beginning Saturday 19th September. We are looking at a transition phase when lockdown is eased so we can begin face to face teaching again. Due to the current climate, we will be fully subsidising our ensembles until October half term, so there will be no charge to you.

Over the last few months we have been working with a new database provider to streamline our registration process. The new system is called SpeedAdmin so please click on the link below and register your child/ren for their current ensemble(s): https://ukleicestershire.speedadmin.dk/registration#/. In future all of our ensembles will be registered on this system so if you could take some time to complete the form that would be really helpful for future correspondence.


Saturday Group Information

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

N.B - We hope that we will be able to return to these times and venues in the not to distant future - this information is shown for future reference. Members of groups will be sent information regarding online rehearsals in September 2020. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact lsmsperformance@leics.gov.uk

Performance Group

Grade

Rehearsal Venue

Conductor/s

Concert Dates

Concert Orchestra

4 - 6

Wigston College

Phil Houghton / Tony Rifugiato

tbc

Intermediate Band

3 - 5

Wigston Academy

Sam Goldsworthy

tbc

Intermediate Strings

1 - 4

Wigston College

Sam Giles

tbc

Junior Concert Band

1 - 3

Wigston College

Sophie Gray / Jo Conquest

tbc

Steel Pan Ensemble

N/A

Leicester Afro-Caribbean Centre

Pat Munroe

tbc

Evening Group Information

Performance Group

Grade

Rehearsal Venue

Rehearsal Time

Conductor

Concerts

Big Band

5+

Wigston Academy

Monday 7.00 - 8.30pm

Garry Sleath

tbc

Clarinet Choir

3+

Wigston Academy

Monday 6.30 - 8.00pm

Christine Taylor

tbc

Flute Choir

5+

Wigston College

Wednesday 6.45 - 8.15pm

Jo Conquest

tbc

Junior Percussion Ens

2-4

The Cedars Academy

Wednesday 6.00 - 7.00pm

Kieran O'Riordan

tbc

Senior Percussion Ens

5+

The Cedars Academy

Wednesday 7.00 - 8.00pm

David Hartland

tbc

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

5+

Wigston College

Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30pm

Mike Shaw

tbc

Please click on a heading below to find out more.

Attendance

  • Congratulations on being offered a place in an Performance Group. We hope that you will enjoy your time rehearsing, performing, learning and getting to know the other members of your group.
  • 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 your group and the standard of playing are dependent on everyone attending all rehearsals as part of the team.

Concert Dates

Concert Dates are listed next to the relevant group in the 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 your group, 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 our Performance Groups, please email us using lsmsperformance@leics.gov.uk or call us on 0116 3050400

Partners

  • Arts
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    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
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival

Partners

  • Arts
  • Music Service
  • 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