After School Music Activities - City

If you have recently completed a School Music Project and have enjoyed learning to play an instrument, or if you are just starting out on your musical journey, why not come along to an after school music activity?

Each activity has its own team of dedicated and experienced musicians and music teachers, most of who also work in schools in and around Leicestershire.

One of our key goals is to ensure that all young people are able to continue to learn and take part in performances and ensembles. We provide specialist guidance in each of the major instrument groups: Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Steel Pans, Singing and Music Theory.

Our activities are listed below - please click on the headings below for further details on what they are currently offering. Individual Activities will be listed in the title, whereas those named as Area Centres will have a range of activities.

If you'd like to come along for a taster, just let us know Ensembles@leics.gov.uk or email the staff listed at the activity you'd like to attend.

Please click on a heading below to access further information.

Why join an After School Music Activity?

If you are looking to develop your ensemble skills, perform to an audience and have fun playing with others, then the Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub can help point your young musician in the right direction.

After School Music Activities are all about helping young musicians come together to fulfil their maximum potential through playing together under expert direction. Activities usually operate from schools or colleges and all run after school on varying nights with varying groups and structures.

One of our key goals is to ensure that all young people are able to continue to learn and take part in performances and ensembles.

Ever wonder what the BENEFITS of your young musician playing in an ensemble would be? Here are just a few to think about:

  • Team work
  • Learn how different parts can fit together and work in harmony
  • Sight reading improves
  • Multitasking: Counting, read music notation, playing their instrument, listening to the other band members AND watching the conductor all at the same time!
  • Following a leader
  • Extra practice
  • Performance opportunities

Each Activity has its own team of dedicated and experienced musicians and music teachers, most of who also work in schools in and around Leicestershire.

We provide specialist guidance in each of the major instrument groups: Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Steel Pans and Theory of Music.

The Activities currently on offer are listed below - please click on a title to display the Activity details.

We are looking to develop activities so it is likely that more will be established during the year so please come back to check.

To apply you should:

  • Download the registration forms for the relevant centre below
  • Fill in the details
  • Ask your parent / carer to sign it
  • Return the form to the appropriate person at the Music Service
  • Or alternatively email the appropriate person if you have any queries

City - Mondays - Djembe Troupe North - Beaumont Lodge Primary School

The Djembe Troupe West is an exciting ensemble where children can come and have fun playing Djembe with friends. The group is led by Adam Bailey, Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service's Djembe specialist. Your young musician will be joining children from other schools in the area that also play the djembe. The ensemble is open to players of all standards who have had previous djembe experience in school and the ensemble will be held weekly during term-time at Beaumont Lodge Primary School on Mondays 3:30pm - 4:30pm.

Djembe drums are provided so children will not need to bring anything with them. For those that want to take them home between sessions there is an annual hire charge of £30 (£10 per term). The Djembe Troupe will be working towards performance opportunities and children will develop their confidence with these enjoyable experiences.

The termly fee for membership of the Djembe Troupe is £20.00 per term. You will be signing up for a termly commitment and will be invoiced directly by email. You may be eligible for full fee remission if you are in receipt of benefits, please find information regarding this and how to register online by using the following links.

Remissions / Discounts

Online Registration

For more information please contact Matt Newnham - by email matt.newnham@leics.gov.uk or by phone 0116 3050414

Please see below for a short clip of the Djembe Troupe rehearsing.

Register online for an After School Music Activity subscription

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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