We refer to our central performance groups collectively as 'Ensembles' - these can be Orchestras, Bands, Choirs or Ensembles!
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).
Frequently Asked Questions
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What can I join?
How do I join?
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.
Subscription information for After School Activities can be found on the relevant After School Activities page;
Parents / Carers will be invoiced termly by email, or by post if no email is provided. Invoices must be paid within 14 days.
Full Fee Remission Information
How do I pay?
After registering, you will be sent a membership invoice by post. Invoices are usually 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.
The invoice will be issued by Leicestershire County Council and will contain full details of how to pay on the reverse of the invoice.
Can I Hire an Instrument?
Endangered Species Instrument Discount
Do you play one of the instruments below?
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.