Ensembles

We refer to our central performance groups collectively as 'Ensembles' - these can be Orchestras, Bands, Choirs or Ensembles!

Our Bands, Orchestras, Ensembles and Evening Groups all run through our charity, The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust.

Information about each Ensemble, including grade level, rehearsal venue, rehearsal and performance dates etc, can be found here.

Information about Singing Opportunities and Choirs can be found here.

If you have not yet applied to join an ensemble, we may still have places available (subject to instrumental balance). Please click here for more information.

For more information about our Ensembles, please watch our short Ensembles video (to the right).

We also run a variety of after school activities in both the city and county.


Frequently Asked Ensemble Questions

Please click on a title below to access information

How much does it cost?

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

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

A Saturday 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.

How do I pay?

After registering, you will be sent a membership invoice by email, (if an email address isn't available, we will post it out to you). Invoices are usualyl sent out near to the beginning of term but are sent closer to half term in the Autumn term to allow for all registrations to come in.

Invoices can be paid online by clicking here

Cheques made payable to 'The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust' can be sent to
LSMS. Room G40.
County Hall, Glenfield
Leicester LE3 8RA

or payment can be made by bank transfer, using your invoice number as your payment reference.

HSBC
Sort Code 40-24-19
Account Number 61813757

Endangered Species Instrument Discount

Do you play one of the instruments below?

Viola
Double Bass
French Horn
Trombone
Tuba
Oboe
Bassoon

For all new pupils playing one of these instruments, the first term of ensemble membership is free followed by 50% subsidy for the rest of the academic year – this also includes the free hire of an instrument for the entire time you are a member of one of our ensembles.

NB - This discount does not apply to Transport fees.

Endangered Species Instruments Initiative

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

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