Ensembles are an important part of learning to play a musical instrument and are often the most enjoyable and socially rewarding part of the process. The Music Service works towards providing a musical pathway for all its young players for every stage of learning.
It is extremely unlikely that any face to face ensemble work will commence in the Autumn term but we would still like to engage with our ensembles and offer digital projects. Please register for Norfolk Music Service Ensembles before August 30th 2020.
Suitable risk assessments will be carried out before any type of massed ensemble work can recommence. We continue to follow national guidance as well as ongoing discussions with the local authority and schools.
Please note: No fees will be taken for ensemble attendance until face to face meeting re-commences.
What we offer
The Music Service currently offers the following ensembles across the County:
- Norwich Young Voices
- Aylsham Cluster Ensemble
- Holt Training Strings
- Norwich String Ensemble
- Norfolk County Strings
- Norfolk Schools’ Training Wind Band
- Norfolk Schools’ Wind Band
- Norfolk County Symphonic Wind Band
- Norfolk Students’ Training Jazz Band
- Norfolk Students’ Jazz Orchestra
Information about each Ensemble, including grade level, rehearsal venue, and rehearsal times can be found on each linked Ensemble page or in the Ensembles Information Handbook.
There is a standard charge of £55 per term for an individual membership and £80 per term* for a family membership regardless of the number of ensembles students join. Pupils in receipt of Free School Meals are entitled to a 50% discount on fees, while all Looked After Children can attend Ensembles free of charge.
Parents/guardians will be billed termly (in October, February, and May).
*pricing for 2020/21
Registration for Ensembles is renewed each academic year.
If you are interested in joining our Ensembles, your child can come along for one session as a trial. Please email email@example.com and include which instruments your child plays and their current level, and we can arrange a session for you. If your child would then like to continue, please register on our online form, which will go live in the summer term.