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

There are currently seven Bands, Orchestras and Ensembles which rehearse on saturday mornings and six 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, Wind Orchestra and Training Orchestra is £85.00 per term.

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

Endangered Species Instrument Discount

Do you play one of the instruments below?

Double Bass
French Horn

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.

Why not take up the Bassoon?
Watch our short film below for more information

Endangered Species Instruments Initiative