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Bure Valley School, Aylsham

Rehearsal day & time

Thursdays, 4.00 – 5.00pm

Playing level

Any grade

Conductor & coaching staff

Helen Barber (conductor)
David Stowell
Joanne Clinton


Light and easy pieces as well as original compositions. The music is arranged to suit the players and as long as you can play 2 notes you are welcome to come and join in. It is a very friendly group and performs at least 3 times a year at the end of each term.

Quotes or recent highlights

The ensemble was awarded Highly Commended at the Norfolk County Music Festival 2019, and Highly Commended Plus in 2020!

“The ensemble gives everyone confidence, team building, camaraderie, and a sense of pulling together” – Helen Stowell (conductor)

“It’s an honour for Bure Valley School to host the fabulous Aylsham Cluster Ensemble. The ensemble is a community orchestra group made up of pupils from Bure Valley and surrounding schools (both primary and secondary) as well as adults (staff and non staff). This friendly, inclusive group, meet after school every Thursday to learn new pieces and to rehearse for performances.

The ensemble gives our pupils, both past and present, opportunities to pursue an interest in music, meet like minded people and work as part of a group. We are always encouraging new players to join throughout the year.” – Headteacher, Bure Valley School

How to join

New players welcome throughout the year.


Contact music.service@norfolk.gov.uk, 01603 30351

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