Music School and Ensembles programme
Through our Music School, young musicians come together on Saturday mornings and weekday evenings during term time to play in bands, orchestras and chamber ensembles, learn music theory and sing in choirs. They also participate in regular concerts and events.
About our Music School
Our Music School runs on a Saturday morning and Thursday evening at The Global Academy, The Old Vinyl Factory, Blythe Road, Hayes, UB3 1HA.
Players' ages range from young primary school children to post A-level students, and rehearsals take place on Saturday mornings and Thursday eveneings during term time. They are a great way to make music and meet new friends.
Concerts are an important part of playing in an ensemble and all pupils are expected to perform as part of their learning. Senior ensembles may also be offered the opportunity to take part in foreign concert tours in July.
|6.30pm to 7.15pm||Sax Group Grade 5+ (at the Compass Theatre)|
|4.30pm to 5.15pm||Online Digital Music Making (Year 7 and above)|
|5.30pm to 6.15pm||Online Theory (Grade 2 to 3)|
|6.15pm to 7.15pm||Steelpan Band (Years 5 to 8)|
|6.30pm to 7.15pm||Online Theory (Grade 4 to 5)|
|5.00pm to 6.00pm||Ukulele Band|
|7.00pm to 8.00pm||Brass Band Grade 5+ (at The Compass Theatre)|
|7.15pm to 8.15pm||Steelpan Band (Years 9 - 13)|
|8.30am to 9.30am||Training Band (Grade 3 to 4)|
|11am to 12.15pm||Junior Band (Beginners to Grade 2)|
|12.15pm to 13.30pm||Wind Band (Grade 4 to 5)|
|12.15pm to 1.45pm||Concert Band (Grade 6+)|
|8.30am to 9.30am||Repertoire Strings (Grade 3 to 4)|
|11am to 12.15pm||Junior Strings (Beginners to Grade 2)|
|12.15pm to 1.30pm||Philharmonic Strings (Grade 4 to 5)|
|12.15pm to 1.45pm||String Sinfonia (Grade 6+)|
|9.30am to 11am||Philharmonic Orchestra (Grade 4 to 5)|
|9.30am to 11am||Symphony Orchestra (Grade 6+)|
|11am to 12.15pm||Repertoire Orchestra (Grade 3 to 4)|
|9.45am to 10.45am||Young Singers|
|11am to 12.15pm||Vocation Choir|
|Added value activities|
|8.30am to 9am||Aural Class (Grade 4 to 5)|
|9am to 9.30am||Aural Class (Grade 6 to 8)|
|9am to 9.30am||Music Theory (Grade 4 to 5)|
|9.30am to 10am||Music Theory (Grade 1 to 3)|
2022/23 termly fees
Type of subscription per term
Junior Band or Junior Strings
Choir Only - Young Singers or Vocation Choir
Brass Band Only (Grade 5+)
Sax Group Only (Grade 5+)
Steelpan Band Only
Ukulele Group Only
Aural Classes Only
Theory Classes Only
Unlimited (includes Senior Groups and access to any of the above if eligible)
Concessionary rates are available if:
- you receive Universal Credit and your household income from employment is less than £617 per month
- you meet any other criteria for your child to receive free school meals, ie you receive income support, income based jobseeker's allowance, or if you receive child tax credit with an income below £16,190 (but do not receive working tax credit)
- you can provide evidence of the above.
If you would like to be considered for a place in one of our ensembles, please complete our online application form.
For general enquiries about the Music Hub, please firstname.lastname@example.org.