If you don’t already play or sing in one, why not? They’re great fun! There are ensembles for most instruments and standards. Ensembles tackle a variety of repertoire, from classical to film music and show tunes. Playing in an ensemble is also a great way of improving your sight-reading. They only cost £25 per term and you can have a free trial! Orchestra is a free class.
For string players from grade 1 – grade 3
10:00 – 10:30
For string players from grade 4 – grade 8
11:15 – 11:45
For recorder players of around grade 1 – grade 3
09:00 – 09:30
For woodwind and brass players from grade 1 – grade 3
10:30 – 11:00
The jazz ensemble is for pupils of grade 4 and above. They play some standards, learn to improvise, and create their own compositions! They have a fantastic gig lined up at the Ealing Jazz and Blues Festival in July 2018.
12:15 – 1:00
For flute players of grade 4 – grade 8.
09:30 – 10:00
For children in school years 3 – 6. They sing a variety of repertoire from traditional songs to songs from shows. Most songs are learned by rote at this stage. Basic singing technique is also covered. Pupils in Year 1 or 2 by audition/trial.
11:15 – 11:45
For pupils in years 7-13. They sing a variety of repertoire from traditional songs to songs from shows, usually in 2 or 3 parts. More advanced singing technique and sight-singing is also covered.
11:45 – 12:15
For pupils of grade 3 and above. The orchestra plays a variety of music from classical to film music. New members are always welcome. Parents can join in too!
10:30 – 11:15
Latin Percussion Ensemble
The ensemble plays music from Latin America using drums and handheld percussion. Previous drumming experience is not necessary, so it’s a great opportunity for everyone to play some percussion! No experience necessary, just enthusiasm! All instruments provided.
12:15 – 12:45