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).
Frequently Asked Ensemble Questions
Please click on a title below to access information
What can I join?
How do I join?
How much does it cost?
Subscription for the LSSO, Concert Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Intermediate Band and Intermediate Strings 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.
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 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.
Sort Code 40-24-19
Account Number 61813757
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.