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Music School and Ensembles

At John Locke Academy in Uxbridge on Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, this is a vibrant music school with a very friendly and informal atmosphere, which runs during term time.

Saturday music centre

Approximately 350 young musicians from all parts of the Borough come along on Saturday mornings and weekday evenings in term time. They can play in bands and orchestras or small groups and also sing in choirs.

Each student is given a timetable, showing which groups they take part in.

The Music School also takes in students beginning on orchestral instruments (Thursday nights). They then stay with us, progressing through our Saturday ensembles until they are very advanced.

Some students may have their individual lessons on Saturday morning and at no extra cost can supplement their music studies by undertaking theory and aural classes and attend a choir. 

If you have been invited to enrol your child in an ensemble (Saturdays or weeknights), or would like your child to join a choir (no invitation necessary) you can fill in the 

Enrolment form

If your child is already attending Music School, you can check out the latest news for parents.

See forthcoming Saturday Music School dates for all the forthcoming dates and the Saturday Music School timetable.

Ensembles at Music School (John Locke Academy) 

Entry level (approximate)OrchestrasString GroupsWind EnsemblesOther Groups
Open to all Junior Strings (Thu)Junior Band (Thu), Recorder Group (Sat)

Junior Singers (Sat), Aural and Theory Classes (Sat), Lyric and Songwriting (Sat), Percussion Group (Sat)

Grade 2 or 3Repertoire Orchestra (Sat)Repertoire Strings (Sat)Training Band (Sat)Clarinet Choir (Sat), Sax Group (Sat)
Grade 4 + auditionPhilharmonic Orchestra (Sat)Philharmonic Strings (Sat)Wind Band (Sat) 
Grade 6 + auditionSymphony Orchestra (Sat)String Sinfonia (Sat)Concert Band (Sat), Brass Band (Wed), Wind Ensemble (Sat) 
Confident Singers   Vocation Choir (Sat)

Weeknight Ensembles elsewhere

Entry level (approximate)Wind Ensembles
Grade 4 + auditionBig Band (Thursday, St John's Church, Hillingdon)

Arts Council England

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