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Interested in joining an Ensemble?

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

We have a number of Ensembles which rehearse on saturday mornings and weekday evenings - 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 on our Ensemble Information page.

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


Following our annual audition / application process, we have now sent out offers of places in our Ensembles. If you have received an offer of a place, please register by Friday 17th August - if you are not accepting the place, please let us know - lsmsperformance@leics.gov.uk - so that we can offer the place to another student.

Although most Ensemble places have been filled, we still have room for more musicians! If you are interested in joining an Ensemble, please click here

We are especially looking for students who play the following;

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.

If you are new to the service and are interested in joining an ensemble, or your circumstances have changed and you would like to re-join , please email lsmsperformance@leics.gov.uk and let us know your age, instrument and level of any grades taken and we will let you know which group would be best for you and availability of places.

We have an outstanding reputation for providing quality aspirational and motivating ensembles and performance opportunities for students. Every group rehearses weekly practising repertoire to be performed at the end of each term in high quality venues around Leicestershire. At each performance there is chance for students and parents to see performances by other groups within the ensemble structure and also those given by our Hub partners including school groups.

We also run a variety of after school activities in the City and County. Details of how to join are shown with the relevant activity information.

Information about Singing and Choirs can be found on our Singing Opportunities page.

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