The Love Music Trust as lead partner and fund holder for the music education hub in Cheshire East provides a number of ensemble pathways for young musicians in the borough, both through groups that we run ourselves and through our extensive network of partners.
Our own ensembles are financially supported by the Trust; as such it only costs £90 to join for a whole year and a further £45 for each subsequent ensemble joined.
Single Ensemble: £30 per term.
Multiple Ensembles: Subsequent ensembles and membership for additional siblings are each charged at £15 per term.
Partner Ensembles: If you are a member of one of our Partner Ensembles, membership of any LMT ensemble is £15 per term.
Remissions Policy: Students in higher education, children/families in receipt of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Income Support and children eligible for Pupil Premium funding are entitled to a 70% remission of ensemble membership fees; this is only applicable on weekly ensembles. Cared for Children receive a 100% remission of ensemble membership fees. Parents/carers will be asked to provide supporting documentary evidence after applying for ensemble membership.
Rehearsal are currently taking place online via 'Zoom'. Prior to your first rehearsal with an ensemble you will be sent an invitation to 'join a meeting' (the rehearsal), this will include a link to click on to join the rehearsal. You do not need to download the 'Zoom' app to join and take part in the meeting, although please bear in mind the programme does utilise your laptop / tablet's camera and microphone.
Whilst online the rehearsals will run at the following times: