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Ensemble Information

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Rehearsal Dates for 2018 / 2019

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Saturday Ensembles Information 2018 / 2019

We currently have eight 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.

Please note that some Ensembles and rehearsal venues have now changed - details in the table below.

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 in the process of being finalised and will be listed next to the relevant group below. These will also be sent out to all Parent / Carers. 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

10th Nov 2018
16th Mar 2019
15th Jun 2019

TBC

Wind Orchestra

Grade 5 - 8

Wigston College

Tony Rifugiato

17th Nov 2018
9th Mar 2018
18th May 2019

TBC

Intermediate Strings

Grade 3 - 5

Little Hill Primary School

Phil Houghton

TBC

TBC

Intermediate Wind Band

Grade 3 - 5

Little Hill Primary School

Sam Goldsworthy

TBC

TBC

Strictly Strings

Grade 1 - 3

Little Hill Primary School

Natasha Pattinson

TBC

TBC

Junior Concert Band

Grade 1 - 3

Wigston College

Sophie Gray

TBC

TBC

Steel Pan Ensemble

N/A

Leicester Afro-Caribbean Centre

Pat Munroe

N/A

TBC

Evening Ensembles Information 2018 / 2019

Ensemble

Grade

Rehearsal Venue

Rehearsal Time

Conductor

Concerts

Big Band

Grade 5 and over

Wigston Academy

Monday 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Garry Sleath

TBC

Clarinet Choir

Grade 5 and over

Wigston Academy

Monday 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Christine Taylor

TBC

Flute Choir

Grade 5 and over

Wigston College

Wednesday 6.45pm - 8.15pm

Jo Conquest

TBC

Junior Percussion Ens

Grade 0 - 4

The Cedars Academy

Wednesday 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Kieran O'Riordan

TBC

Senior Percussion Ens

Grade 5 and over

The Cedars Academy

Wednesday 7.00pm - 8.00pm

David Hartland

TBC

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

TBC

General Ensemble Information 2018 / 2019

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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 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.

INTERMEDIATE WIND 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 & 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.

Ensemble Rules / Procedures / Information / Adverse Weather Arrangements

Fees

Subscription for the LSSO, Concert Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Intermediate Wind Band and Intermediate Strings is £85.00 per term.

Subscription for the Strictly Strings Ensemble, Junior Concert Band, Steel Pan Ensemble, Big Band, Clarinet Choir, Flute Choir, Senior Strings and 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

Parents / Carers will be invoiced termly by email, or by post if no email is provided. Invoices must be paid within 14 days.

Remissions / Discounts

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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
  • 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