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:

Tuesday
4:15 - Nantwich Young Voice
5:15 - Folk Ensemble
6:15 - Saxophone Orchestra
Wednesday
4:00 - Senior Percussion
5:00 - Junior Percussion
6:00 - Junior Big Band
7:00 - Senior Big Band
Thursday
4:15 - Nantwich Youth Choir
5:30 - Samba School
6:15 - Sandbach Young Voices
Friday
5:00 - Sinfonia
Sunday
10:00 - 1:00 - Cheshire East Youth Choir (once a month)

How to pay: Payment is made by GoCardless, an online direct debit system. You will be sent an email inviting you to sign up once we have received your completed form.

For information phone us 01270 766214 or email kthomson@lovemusictrust.com

Click below to sign up for any of the LMT ensembles or choirs

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  • LMT Big Band - Junior & Senior
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Type: Brass, Percussion, Woodwind

When: Wednesdays 5.15pm-6.45pm (Junior) Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.00pm (Senior)

For rehearsal dates please click here & to hear the senior Big Band preform live click here  and for Junior click here

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  • Partner Ensemble – Co-operative Wind Bands
  • Where: G8way 2, Sandbach High School
  • Day: Monday and Saturday
  • Type: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

Starters: Monday 6pm - 6:45pm

Beginners: Monday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

Adult and Community: Monday 7:45pm - 9pm

Juniors: Saturday 8:45am - 10:15am

Youth: Saturday 10:30am - 12pm

Website: http://www.co-operativeyouthwindbands.co.uk

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  • Partner Ensemble – Lions Youth Band
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Brass

Youth Band: 7pm-9pm

Junior Band: 7pm-8:15pm

Beginner Band:7pm-8pm

Website: http://www.lionsyouthbrass.co.uk

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  • Partner Ensemble – Macclesfield Music Centre
  • Where: King's School (Girls)
  • Day: Saturday
  • Type: Brass, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Macclesfield Music Centre provides an opportunity for all abilities and ages to play, sing and perform together on Saturday mornings. They run bands, orchestras and choirs as well as smaller ensembles, Dalcroze musicianship, theory of music classes and aural training.  All of the groups are led by professional musicians and provide a supportive and fun environment.  Regular concerts give all members a chance to develop performance skills. They also run holiday music courses. The termly subscription of £35 entitles you to come to as many classes as appropriate. Family discounts and bursaries are available. Individual tuition is available additionally from the team of resident peripatetic staff.

Where: King's School (Girls), Macclesfield

When: Saturdays: 9.15am-1.15pm

Check out the website for further information:  www.maccmusiccentre.org.uk

  • Partner Ensemble – Macclesfield Youth Brass Band
  • Where: Fallibroome Academy
  • Day: Friday
  • Type: Brass

Macclesfield Youth Brass Band runs three brass bands - at senior, junior and training levels, and a drum corps.  It offers group tuition to training band players from the level of absolute beginners onwards.  All instruments are available on loan at no extra cost.  The organisation perfoms at many local events and also enters contests, locally and nationally.

Where: Fallibroome Academy

When: Fridays 5.50-9.30pm

Website: Macclesfield Youth Brass Band

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  • Partner Ensemble – Poynton Youth Brass Band
  • Where: Poynton Methodist Church
  • Day: Friday
  • Type: Brass

Where: Poynton Methodist Church

When: Fridays 7.00-9.15pm

Website: http://www.pybb.org.uk

 

 

 

  • Partner Ensemble – Congleton Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton
  • Day: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm
  • Type: Brass, Orchestra, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Formed in 1994 the Congleton Youth Orchestra is established as an organisation that provides quality musical opportunities for young musicians in the South Cheshire area.

Training Groups.

Intermediate Groups (Grades 1-4)

Senior Orchestra (Grade 4 upwards)

Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton

When: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm

Websitehttp://congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk

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Congleton Youth Orchestra

We have been the only Youth Orchestra in Congleton for over 20 years and now have a hundred members ranging in ability from beginners to Grade 8 & Diploma level. Although we are an Orchestra we don’t only play classical music , the programme for our last concert in November included music from the Beatles, Broadway Shows, Gilbert & Sullivan as well as the 3rd movement from Brahms 4th Symphony, The March to the Scaffold from, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Our repertoire also includes film music, we regularly perform music from the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Lord of the Rings , Titanic, Harry Potter . Also Jazz and Big Band music from Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Burt Bacharach. We rehearse on a Saturday morning at the Trinity Methodist Church on Wagg Street in Congleton and perform 3 concerts each year at the end of the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Terms Congleton Youth Orchestra is made up of 4 sections, the Senior Orchestra, Intermediate Woodwind and Brass, Intermediate Strings and Beginners. Our Intermediate groups also perform at our concerts , at our last concert all the Intermediates players (which now numbers approx 40) took over the stage and performed pieces arranged by Judith Hearson the Wind/Brass Tutor, The Intermediates then played Handel’s Water Music Suite no. 2 alongside the Senior Orchestra. With funding from Love Music Trust, for the last 2 years we have taken a group of young musicians to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester for a music workshop, this year the Seniors enjoyed a day of composing and performing all done without writing or reading a single note of music, they spent the day using graphic scores, symbols for the sound required rather than a note marked as ff, a very interesting day which included a tour of the Bridgewater Hall.Utilising the Love Music Trust and a our own stock of instruments we can provide “almost” any instrument a new member would like to play, although there is a membership fee of £25 per term there are no fees for the tuition you will receive to get you started on your chosen instrument . If you would like to know more about us then please come along on a Saturday morning for a listen or visit our website at www.congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk for more details

  • Partner Ensemble – Foden’s Youth Band
  • Where: Sandbach School/ Lymm High School
  • Day: Sunday
  • Type: Brass

Youth Band rehearsals take place at Sandbach School
Junior Band rehearsals take place at Lymm High School

When: 9:45am - 1:15pm (monthly)

Website: http://youth.fodensband.co.uk

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  • Noteworthy
  • Where: NAS Church Lawton
  • Day: Wednesday (Half Termly)
  • Type: Mixed Ensemble

This brand new orchestra has been set up specifically for children with additional needs. You are not required to have any musical experience to join this orchestra as all training will be provided and even the instrument can be loaned if required. Musical experience is obviously welcomed as well. 

The aim of this group is to give young people an opportunity to play in an ensemble even if they've not had the chance before. Following this initial rehearsal in October, we will then look to put on a rehearsal each half term.

Website: https://www.lovemusictrust.com/parents-and-pupils/noteworthy/

  • LMT Nantwich Young Voices
  • Where: Nantwich Elim Church, The Chapel, Regents Park
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Choir/Vocal

When: Tuesdays 4.15-5.30pm

For rehearsal dates please click here to hear them live click here

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  • LMT Sandbach Young Voices
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Thursday
  • Type: Choir/Vocal

When: Thursday 5:30pm - 6:45pm

For rehearsal dates please click here.

Sandbach Young voices have recently written their own song and recorded it. To listen please click here

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  • LMT Nantwich Youth Choir
  • Where: Nantwich Elim Church, The Chapel, Regents Park
  • Day: Thursday
  • Type: Choir/Vocal

When: Thursday 4:30pm - 6:30pm

For rehearsal dates please click here

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  • LMT Cheshire East Youth Choir
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Sunday
  • Type: Choir/Vocal

When: 10am-1pm

For rehearsal dates please click here

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  • Noteworthy
  • Where: NAS Church Lawton
  • Day: Wednesday (Half Termly)
  • Type: Mixed Ensemble

This brand new orchestra has been set up specifically for children with additional needs. You are not required to have any musical experience to join this orchestra as all training will be provided and even the instrument can be loaned if required. Musical experience is obviously welcomed as well. 

The aim of this group is to give young people an opportunity to play in an ensemble even if they've not had the chance before. Following this initial rehearsal in October, we will then look to put on a rehearsal each half term.

Website: https://www.lovemusictrust.com/parents-and-pupils/noteworthy/

  • Partner Ensemble – Nantwich Voices (Youth and Adult Community Choir)
  • Where: Haslington Primary School
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Choir/Vocal

When: Tuesdays 7.00-8.30pm

Website: https://nantwichvoices.wixsite.com/nantwichvoices

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  • LMT Percussion Ensemble
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Type: Percussion

When: Wednesdays - Seniors (4:30pm - 6:30pm)  Junior (6:30pm - 7:30pm)

For rehearsal dates please click here & to hear the group perform please click the links below:

8 Nights A Week by Josh Savage

Pendulum by Matthew Brett

ESPA by Catherine Flanders

Relajar by Matthew Brett

Elephant In The Room by Catherine Flanders

To see the percussion group performing 'Line In' by Jan Bradley please click here

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  • LMT Big Band - Junior & Senior
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Type: Brass, Percussion, Woodwind

When: Wednesdays 5.15pm-6.45pm (Junior) Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.00pm (Senior)

For rehearsal dates please click here & to hear the senior Big Band preform live click here  and for Junior click here

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  • Partner Ensemble – Co-operative Wind Bands
  • Where: G8way 2, Sandbach High School
  • Day: Monday and Saturday
  • Type: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

Starters: Monday 6pm - 6:45pm

Beginners: Monday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

Adult and Community: Monday 7:45pm - 9pm

Juniors: Saturday 8:45am - 10:15am

Youth: Saturday 10:30am - 12pm

Website: http://www.co-operativeyouthwindbands.co.uk

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  • Partner Ensemble – Macclesfield Music Centre
  • Where: King's School (Girls)
  • Day: Saturday
  • Type: Brass, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Macclesfield Music Centre provides an opportunity for all abilities and ages to play, sing and perform together on Saturday mornings. They run bands, orchestras and choirs as well as smaller ensembles, Dalcroze musicianship, theory of music classes and aural training.  All of the groups are led by professional musicians and provide a supportive and fun environment.  Regular concerts give all members a chance to develop performance skills. They also run holiday music courses. The termly subscription of £35 entitles you to come to as many classes as appropriate. Family discounts and bursaries are available. Individual tuition is available additionally from the team of resident peripatetic staff.

Where: King's School (Girls), Macclesfield

When: Saturdays: 9.15am-1.15pm

Check out the website for further information:  www.maccmusiccentre.org.uk

  • Partner Ensemble – Congleton Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton
  • Day: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm
  • Type: Brass, Orchestra, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Formed in 1994 the Congleton Youth Orchestra is established as an organisation that provides quality musical opportunities for young musicians in the South Cheshire area.

Training Groups.

Intermediate Groups (Grades 1-4)

Senior Orchestra (Grade 4 upwards)

Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton

When: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm

Websitehttp://congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk

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Congleton Youth Orchestra

We have been the only Youth Orchestra in Congleton for over 20 years and now have a hundred members ranging in ability from beginners to Grade 8 & Diploma level. Although we are an Orchestra we don’t only play classical music , the programme for our last concert in November included music from the Beatles, Broadway Shows, Gilbert & Sullivan as well as the 3rd movement from Brahms 4th Symphony, The March to the Scaffold from, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Our repertoire also includes film music, we regularly perform music from the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Lord of the Rings , Titanic, Harry Potter . Also Jazz and Big Band music from Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Burt Bacharach. We rehearse on a Saturday morning at the Trinity Methodist Church on Wagg Street in Congleton and perform 3 concerts each year at the end of the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Terms Congleton Youth Orchestra is made up of 4 sections, the Senior Orchestra, Intermediate Woodwind and Brass, Intermediate Strings and Beginners. Our Intermediate groups also perform at our concerts , at our last concert all the Intermediates players (which now numbers approx 40) took over the stage and performed pieces arranged by Judith Hearson the Wind/Brass Tutor, The Intermediates then played Handel’s Water Music Suite no. 2 alongside the Senior Orchestra. With funding from Love Music Trust, for the last 2 years we have taken a group of young musicians to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester for a music workshop, this year the Seniors enjoyed a day of composing and performing all done without writing or reading a single note of music, they spent the day using graphic scores, symbols for the sound required rather than a note marked as ff, a very interesting day which included a tour of the Bridgewater Hall.Utilising the Love Music Trust and a our own stock of instruments we can provide “almost” any instrument a new member would like to play, although there is a membership fee of £25 per term there are no fees for the tuition you will receive to get you started on your chosen instrument . If you would like to know more about us then please come along on a Saturday morning for a listen or visit our website at www.congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk for more details

  • Partner Ensemble – Knutsford Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Knutsford Methodist Centre
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Orchestra / Percussion / Strings

Where: Knutsford Methodist Centre

When: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Website:http://www.knutsfordyouthorchestra.co.uk

  • LMT Samba School
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Thursday
  • Type: Percussion

When: Thursday 5:30pm - 6:45pm

For rehearsal dates please click here

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  • Noteworthy
  • Where: NAS Church Lawton
  • Day: Wednesday (Half Termly)
  • Type: Mixed Ensemble

This brand new orchestra has been set up specifically for children with additional needs. You are not required to have any musical experience to join this orchestra as all training will be provided and even the instrument can be loaned if required. Musical experience is obviously welcomed as well. 

The aim of this group is to give young people an opportunity to play in an ensemble even if they've not had the chance before. Following this initial rehearsal in October, we will then look to put on a rehearsal each half term.

Website: https://www.lovemusictrust.com/parents-and-pupils/noteworthy/

  • LMT Junior & Youth Sinfonias
  • Where: Nantwich Elim Church, The Chapel, Regents Park
  • Day: Friday
  • Type: Strings

When: 5.30-7.30 pm

For rehearsal dates please click here to hear them live click here

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  • Partner Ensemble – Macclesfield Music Centre
  • Where: King's School (Girls)
  • Day: Saturday
  • Type: Brass, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Macclesfield Music Centre provides an opportunity for all abilities and ages to play, sing and perform together on Saturday mornings. They run bands, orchestras and choirs as well as smaller ensembles, Dalcroze musicianship, theory of music classes and aural training.  All of the groups are led by professional musicians and provide a supportive and fun environment.  Regular concerts give all members a chance to develop performance skills. They also run holiday music courses. The termly subscription of £35 entitles you to come to as many classes as appropriate. Family discounts and bursaries are available. Individual tuition is available additionally from the team of resident peripatetic staff.

Where: King's School (Girls), Macclesfield

When: Saturdays: 9.15am-1.15pm

Check out the website for further information:  www.maccmusiccentre.org.uk

  • Partner Ensemble – Congleton Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton
  • Day: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm
  • Type: Brass, Orchestra, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Formed in 1994 the Congleton Youth Orchestra is established as an organisation that provides quality musical opportunities for young musicians in the South Cheshire area.

Training Groups.

Intermediate Groups (Grades 1-4)

Senior Orchestra (Grade 4 upwards)

Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton

When: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm

Websitehttp://congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk

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Congleton Youth Orchestra

We have been the only Youth Orchestra in Congleton for over 20 years and now have a hundred members ranging in ability from beginners to Grade 8 & Diploma level. Although we are an Orchestra we don’t only play classical music , the programme for our last concert in November included music from the Beatles, Broadway Shows, Gilbert & Sullivan as well as the 3rd movement from Brahms 4th Symphony, The March to the Scaffold from, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Our repertoire also includes film music, we regularly perform music from the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Lord of the Rings , Titanic, Harry Potter . Also Jazz and Big Band music from Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Burt Bacharach. We rehearse on a Saturday morning at the Trinity Methodist Church on Wagg Street in Congleton and perform 3 concerts each year at the end of the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Terms Congleton Youth Orchestra is made up of 4 sections, the Senior Orchestra, Intermediate Woodwind and Brass, Intermediate Strings and Beginners. Our Intermediate groups also perform at our concerts , at our last concert all the Intermediates players (which now numbers approx 40) took over the stage and performed pieces arranged by Judith Hearson the Wind/Brass Tutor, The Intermediates then played Handel’s Water Music Suite no. 2 alongside the Senior Orchestra. With funding from Love Music Trust, for the last 2 years we have taken a group of young musicians to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester for a music workshop, this year the Seniors enjoyed a day of composing and performing all done without writing or reading a single note of music, they spent the day using graphic scores, symbols for the sound required rather than a note marked as ff, a very interesting day which included a tour of the Bridgewater Hall.Utilising the Love Music Trust and a our own stock of instruments we can provide “almost” any instrument a new member would like to play, although there is a membership fee of £25 per term there are no fees for the tuition you will receive to get you started on your chosen instrument . If you would like to know more about us then please come along on a Saturday morning for a listen or visit our website at www.congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk for more details

  • Partner Ensemble – Knutsford Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Knutsford Methodist Centre
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Orchestra / Percussion / Strings

Where: Knutsford Methodist Centre

When: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Website:http://www.knutsfordyouthorchestra.co.uk

  • Noteworthy
  • Where: NAS Church Lawton
  • Day: Wednesday (Half Termly)
  • Type: Mixed Ensemble

This brand new orchestra has been set up specifically for children with additional needs. You are not required to have any musical experience to join this orchestra as all training will be provided and even the instrument can be loaned if required. Musical experience is obviously welcomed as well. 

The aim of this group is to give young people an opportunity to play in an ensemble even if they've not had the chance before. Following this initial rehearsal in October, we will then look to put on a rehearsal each half term.

Website: https://www.lovemusictrust.com/parents-and-pupils/noteworthy/

  • Partner Ensemble - SŌ STRINGS
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Monday
  • Type: Strings

SŌ STRINGS is a new String Orchestra based in Sandbach, set up to provide an opportunity for young and enthusiastic string players. The orchestra is open to young string players and is coached by highly skilled professional orchestral musicians. We welcome violinists, violists, cellists and double bass players

Where: Maxwell Davies Centre, Sandbach School

When: Mondays: 5pm - 7pm (10 sessions per term)

Check out the website for further information: http://www.sostrings.co.uk/

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  • Re:Play Strings
  • Where: Fallibroome Academy
  • Day: Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:30
  • Type: Strings

Re:Play is an exciting and inclusive strings project based at The Fallibroome Academy. The project provides Macclesfield students in (currently) Years 3-7 an opportunity to learn the violin, viola, cello or double bass as part of a string orchestra. When students begin the project they are given an instrument to use and then attend weekly Re:Play sessions every Tuesday. In these sessions the Re:Play Team and Music Ambassadors teach students how to play their instruments, using up-to-date music and a holistic approach to general musicianship and specialist strings teaching.

Website: http://fallibroome.academy/learning/departments/performing-arts/replay/

  • LMT Big Band - Junior & Senior
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Type: Brass, Percussion, Woodwind

When: Wednesdays 5.15pm-6.45pm (Junior) Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.00pm (Senior)

For rehearsal dates please click here & to hear the senior Big Band preform live click here  and for Junior click here

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  • LMT Saxophone Orchestra
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Woodwind

When: Tuesdays 5:45pm - 7.00pm

For rehearsal dates please click here to hear them live click here

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  • Partner Ensemble – Co-operative Wind Bands
  • Where: G8way 2, Sandbach High School
  • Day: Monday and Saturday
  • Type: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

Starters: Monday 6pm - 6:45pm

Beginners: Monday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

Adult and Community: Monday 7:45pm - 9pm

Juniors: Saturday 8:45am - 10:15am

Youth: Saturday 10:30am - 12pm

Website: http://www.co-operativeyouthwindbands.co.uk

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  • Partner Ensemble – Macclesfield Music Centre
  • Where: King's School (Girls)
  • Day: Saturday
  • Type: Brass, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Macclesfield Music Centre provides an opportunity for all abilities and ages to play, sing and perform together on Saturday mornings. They run bands, orchestras and choirs as well as smaller ensembles, Dalcroze musicianship, theory of music classes and aural training.  All of the groups are led by professional musicians and provide a supportive and fun environment.  Regular concerts give all members a chance to develop performance skills. They also run holiday music courses. The termly subscription of £35 entitles you to come to as many classes as appropriate. Family discounts and bursaries are available. Individual tuition is available additionally from the team of resident peripatetic staff.

Where: King's School (Girls), Macclesfield

When: Saturdays: 9.15am-1.15pm

Check out the website for further information:  www.maccmusiccentre.org.uk

  • Partner Ensemble – Congleton Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton
  • Day: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm
  • Type: Brass, Orchestra, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Formed in 1994 the Congleton Youth Orchestra is established as an organisation that provides quality musical opportunities for young musicians in the South Cheshire area.

Training Groups.

Intermediate Groups (Grades 1-4)

Senior Orchestra (Grade 4 upwards)

Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton

When: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm

Websitehttp://congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk

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Congleton Youth Orchestra

We have been the only Youth Orchestra in Congleton for over 20 years and now have a hundred members ranging in ability from beginners to Grade 8 & Diploma level. Although we are an Orchestra we don’t only play classical music , the programme for our last concert in November included music from the Beatles, Broadway Shows, Gilbert & Sullivan as well as the 3rd movement from Brahms 4th Symphony, The March to the Scaffold from, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Our repertoire also includes film music, we regularly perform music from the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Lord of the Rings , Titanic, Harry Potter . Also Jazz and Big Band music from Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Burt Bacharach. We rehearse on a Saturday morning at the Trinity Methodist Church on Wagg Street in Congleton and perform 3 concerts each year at the end of the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Terms Congleton Youth Orchestra is made up of 4 sections, the Senior Orchestra, Intermediate Woodwind and Brass, Intermediate Strings and Beginners. Our Intermediate groups also perform at our concerts , at our last concert all the Intermediates players (which now numbers approx 40) took over the stage and performed pieces arranged by Judith Hearson the Wind/Brass Tutor, The Intermediates then played Handel’s Water Music Suite no. 2 alongside the Senior Orchestra. With funding from Love Music Trust, for the last 2 years we have taken a group of young musicians to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester for a music workshop, this year the Seniors enjoyed a day of composing and performing all done without writing or reading a single note of music, they spent the day using graphic scores, symbols for the sound required rather than a note marked as ff, a very interesting day which included a tour of the Bridgewater Hall.Utilising the Love Music Trust and a our own stock of instruments we can provide “almost” any instrument a new member would like to play, although there is a membership fee of £25 per term there are no fees for the tuition you will receive to get you started on your chosen instrument . If you would like to know more about us then please come along on a Saturday morning for a listen or visit our website at www.congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk for more details

  • Partner Ensemble – Knutsford Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Knutsford Methodist Centre
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Orchestra / Percussion / Strings

Where: Knutsford Methodist Centre

When: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Website:http://www.knutsfordyouthorchestra.co.uk

  • Noteworthy
  • Where: NAS Church Lawton
  • Day: Wednesday (Half Termly)
  • Type: Mixed Ensemble

This brand new orchestra has been set up specifically for children with additional needs. You are not required to have any musical experience to join this orchestra as all training will be provided and even the instrument can be loaned if required. Musical experience is obviously welcomed as well. 

The aim of this group is to give young people an opportunity to play in an ensemble even if they've not had the chance before. Following this initial rehearsal in October, we will then look to put on a rehearsal each half term.

Website: https://www.lovemusictrust.com/parents-and-pupils/noteworthy/

  • LMT Folk Ensemble
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Sunday
  • Type: Folk

When: Every other Sunday 2:00pm - 3:30pm

For rehearsal dates please click here to hear them live click here

During Lockdown the Folk Ensemble worked on developing their own compositions inspired by a story told by Tom Hughes based on a Cheshire Folk Tale - 'The Dragon of Moston'. To view the story and compositions please click here, or to watch the story including performances of the compositions please click here.

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  • Partner Ensemble – Congleton Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton
  • Day: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm
  • Type: Brass, Orchestra, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Formed in 1994 the Congleton Youth Orchestra is established as an organisation that provides quality musical opportunities for young musicians in the South Cheshire area.

Training Groups.

Intermediate Groups (Grades 1-4)

Senior Orchestra (Grade 4 upwards)

Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton

When: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm

Websitehttp://congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk

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Congleton Youth Orchestra

We have been the only Youth Orchestra in Congleton for over 20 years and now have a hundred members ranging in ability from beginners to Grade 8 & Diploma level. Although we are an Orchestra we don’t only play classical music , the programme for our last concert in November included music from the Beatles, Broadway Shows, Gilbert & Sullivan as well as the 3rd movement from Brahms 4th Symphony, The March to the Scaffold from, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Our repertoire also includes film music, we regularly perform music from the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Lord of the Rings , Titanic, Harry Potter . Also Jazz and Big Band music from Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Burt Bacharach. We rehearse on a Saturday morning at the Trinity Methodist Church on Wagg Street in Congleton and perform 3 concerts each year at the end of the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Terms Congleton Youth Orchestra is made up of 4 sections, the Senior Orchestra, Intermediate Woodwind and Brass, Intermediate Strings and Beginners. Our Intermediate groups also perform at our concerts , at our last concert all the Intermediates players (which now numbers approx 40) took over the stage and performed pieces arranged by Judith Hearson the Wind/Brass Tutor, The Intermediates then played Handel’s Water Music Suite no. 2 alongside the Senior Orchestra. With funding from Love Music Trust, for the last 2 years we have taken a group of young musicians to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester for a music workshop, this year the Seniors enjoyed a day of composing and performing all done without writing or reading a single note of music, they spent the day using graphic scores, symbols for the sound required rather than a note marked as ff, a very interesting day which included a tour of the Bridgewater Hall.Utilising the Love Music Trust and a our own stock of instruments we can provide “almost” any instrument a new member would like to play, although there is a membership fee of £25 per term there are no fees for the tuition you will receive to get you started on your chosen instrument . If you would like to know more about us then please come along on a Saturday morning for a listen or visit our website at www.congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk for more details

  • Partner Ensemble – Knutsford Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Knutsford Methodist Centre
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Orchestra / Percussion / Strings

Where: Knutsford Methodist Centre

When: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Website:http://www.knutsfordyouthorchestra.co.uk

  • Partner Ensemble – Congleton Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton
  • Day: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm
  • Type: Brass, Orchestra, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Formed in 1994 the Congleton Youth Orchestra is established as an organisation that provides quality musical opportunities for young musicians in the South Cheshire area.

Training Groups.

Intermediate Groups (Grades 1-4)

Senior Orchestra (Grade 4 upwards)

Where: Trinity Methodist Church, West Street, Congleton

When: Saturdays: 9.00am-12.15pm

Websitehttp://congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk

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Congleton Youth Orchestra

We have been the only Youth Orchestra in Congleton for over 20 years and now have a hundred members ranging in ability from beginners to Grade 8 & Diploma level. Although we are an Orchestra we don’t only play classical music , the programme for our last concert in November included music from the Beatles, Broadway Shows, Gilbert & Sullivan as well as the 3rd movement from Brahms 4th Symphony, The March to the Scaffold from, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Our repertoire also includes film music, we regularly perform music from the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Lord of the Rings , Titanic, Harry Potter . Also Jazz and Big Band music from Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Burt Bacharach. We rehearse on a Saturday morning at the Trinity Methodist Church on Wagg Street in Congleton and perform 3 concerts each year at the end of the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Terms Congleton Youth Orchestra is made up of 4 sections, the Senior Orchestra, Intermediate Woodwind and Brass, Intermediate Strings and Beginners. Our Intermediate groups also perform at our concerts , at our last concert all the Intermediates players (which now numbers approx 40) took over the stage and performed pieces arranged by Judith Hearson the Wind/Brass Tutor, The Intermediates then played Handel’s Water Music Suite no. 2 alongside the Senior Orchestra. With funding from Love Music Trust, for the last 2 years we have taken a group of young musicians to the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester for a music workshop, this year the Seniors enjoyed a day of composing and performing all done without writing or reading a single note of music, they spent the day using graphic scores, symbols for the sound required rather than a note marked as ff, a very interesting day which included a tour of the Bridgewater Hall.Utilising the Love Music Trust and a our own stock of instruments we can provide “almost” any instrument a new member would like to play, although there is a membership fee of £25 per term there are no fees for the tuition you will receive to get you started on your chosen instrument . If you would like to know more about us then please come along on a Saturday morning for a listen or visit our website at www.congleton-youth-orchestra.org.uk for more details

  • Partner Ensemble – Macclesfield Youth Brass Band
  • Where: Fallibroome Academy
  • Day: Friday
  • Type: Brass

Macclesfield Youth Brass Band runs three brass bands - at senior, junior and training levels, and a drum corps.  It offers group tuition to training band players from the level of absolute beginners onwards.  All instruments are available on loan at no extra cost.  The organisation perfoms at many local events and also enters contests, locally and nationally.

Where: Fallibroome Academy

When: Fridays 5.50-9.30pm

Website: Macclesfield Youth Brass Band

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  • Re:Play Strings
  • Where: Fallibroome Academy
  • Day: Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:30
  • Type: Strings

Re:Play is an exciting and inclusive strings project based at The Fallibroome Academy. The project provides Macclesfield students in (currently) Years 3-7 an opportunity to learn the violin, viola, cello or double bass as part of a string orchestra. When students begin the project they are given an instrument to use and then attend weekly Re:Play sessions every Tuesday. In these sessions the Re:Play Team and Music Ambassadors teach students how to play their instruments, using up-to-date music and a holistic approach to general musicianship and specialist strings teaching.

Website: http://fallibroome.academy/learning/departments/performing-arts/replay/

  • Partner Ensemble – Nantwich Voices (Youth and Adult Community Choir)
  • Where: Haslington Primary School
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Choir/Vocal

When: Tuesdays 7.00-8.30pm

Website: https://nantwichvoices.wixsite.com/nantwichvoices

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  • Partner Ensemble – Macclesfield Music Centre
  • Where: King's School (Girls)
  • Day: Saturday
  • Type: Brass, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Macclesfield Music Centre provides an opportunity for all abilities and ages to play, sing and perform together on Saturday mornings. They run bands, orchestras and choirs as well as smaller ensembles, Dalcroze musicianship, theory of music classes and aural training.  All of the groups are led by professional musicians and provide a supportive and fun environment.  Regular concerts give all members a chance to develop performance skills. They also run holiday music courses. The termly subscription of £35 entitles you to come to as many classes as appropriate. Family discounts and bursaries are available. Individual tuition is available additionally from the team of resident peripatetic staff.

Where: King's School (Girls), Macclesfield

When: Saturdays: 9.15am-1.15pm

Check out the website for further information:  www.maccmusiccentre.org.uk

  • Partner Ensemble – Knutsford Youth Orchestra
  • Where: Knutsford Methodist Centre
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Orchestra / Percussion / Strings

Where: Knutsford Methodist Centre

When: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Website:http://www.knutsfordyouthorchestra.co.uk

  • LMT Junior & Youth Sinfonias
  • Where: Nantwich Elim Church, The Chapel, Regents Park
  • Day: Friday
  • Type: Strings

When: 5.30-7.30 pm

For rehearsal dates please click here to hear them live click here

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  • LMT Nantwich Young Voices
  • Where: Nantwich Elim Church, The Chapel, Regents Park
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Choir/Vocal

When: Tuesdays 4.15-5.30pm

For rehearsal dates please click here to hear them live click here

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  • LMT Nantwich Youth Choir
  • Where: Nantwich Elim Church, The Chapel, Regents Park
  • Day: Thursday
  • Type: Choir/Vocal

When: Thursday 4:30pm - 6:30pm

For rehearsal dates please click here

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  • Noteworthy
  • Where: NAS Church Lawton
  • Day: Wednesday (Half Termly)
  • Type: Mixed Ensemble

This brand new orchestra has been set up specifically for children with additional needs. You are not required to have any musical experience to join this orchestra as all training will be provided and even the instrument can be loaned if required. Musical experience is obviously welcomed as well. 

The aim of this group is to give young people an opportunity to play in an ensemble even if they've not had the chance before. Following this initial rehearsal in October, we will then look to put on a rehearsal each half term.

Website: https://www.lovemusictrust.com/parents-and-pupils/noteworthy/

  • Partner Ensemble – Poynton Youth Brass Band
  • Where: Poynton Methodist Church
  • Day: Friday
  • Type: Brass

Where: Poynton Methodist Church

When: Fridays 7.00-9.15pm

Website: http://www.pybb.org.uk

 

 

 

  • Partner Ensemble – Co-operative Wind Bands
  • Where: G8way 2, Sandbach High School
  • Day: Monday and Saturday
  • Type: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

Starters: Monday 6pm - 6:45pm

Beginners: Monday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

Adult and Community: Monday 7:45pm - 9pm

Juniors: Saturday 8:45am - 10:15am

Youth: Saturday 10:30am - 12pm

Website: http://www.co-operativeyouthwindbands.co.uk

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  • LMT Percussion Ensemble
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Type: Percussion

When: Wednesdays - Seniors (4:30pm - 6:30pm)  Junior (6:30pm - 7:30pm)

For rehearsal dates please click here & to hear the group perform please click the links below:

8 Nights A Week by Josh Savage

Pendulum by Matthew Brett

ESPA by Catherine Flanders

Relajar by Matthew Brett

Elephant In The Room by Catherine Flanders

To see the percussion group performing 'Line In' by Jan Bradley please click here

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  • LMT Big Band - Junior & Senior
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Type: Brass, Percussion, Woodwind

When: Wednesdays 5.15pm-6.45pm (Junior) Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.00pm (Senior)

For rehearsal dates please click here & to hear the senior Big Band preform live click here  and for Junior click here

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  • LMT Sandbach Young Voices
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Thursday
  • Type: Choir/Vocal

When: Thursday 5:30pm - 6:45pm

For rehearsal dates please click here.

Sandbach Young voices have recently written their own song and recorded it. To listen please click here

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  • LMT Saxophone Orchestra
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Woodwind

When: Tuesdays 5:45pm - 7.00pm

For rehearsal dates please click here to hear them live click here

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  • LMT Folk Ensemble
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Sunday
  • Type: Folk

When: Every other Sunday 2:00pm - 3:30pm

For rehearsal dates please click here to hear them live click here

During Lockdown the Folk Ensemble worked on developing their own compositions inspired by a story told by Tom Hughes based on a Cheshire Folk Tale - 'The Dragon of Moston'. To view the story and compositions please click here, or to watch the story including performances of the compositions please click here.

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  • Partner Ensemble – Lions Youth Band
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Type: Brass

Youth Band: 7pm-9pm

Junior Band: 7pm-8:15pm

Beginner Band:7pm-8pm

Website: http://www.lionsyouthbrass.co.uk

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  • Partner Ensemble – Foden’s Youth Band
  • Where: Sandbach School/ Lymm High School
  • Day: Sunday
  • Type: Brass

Youth Band rehearsals take place at Sandbach School
Junior Band rehearsals take place at Lymm High School

When: 9:45am - 1:15pm (monthly)

Website: http://youth.fodensband.co.uk

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  • LMT Samba School
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Thursday
  • Type: Percussion

When: Thursday 5:30pm - 6:45pm

For rehearsal dates please click here

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  • LMT Cheshire East Youth Choir
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Sunday
  • Type: Choir/Vocal

When: 10am-1pm

For rehearsal dates please click here

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  • Partner Ensemble - SŌ STRINGS
  • Where: Sandbach School
  • Day: Monday
  • Type: Strings

SŌ STRINGS is a new String Orchestra based in Sandbach, set up to provide an opportunity for young and enthusiastic string players. The orchestra is open to young string players and is coached by highly skilled professional orchestral musicians. We welcome violinists, violists, cellists and double bass players

Where: Maxwell Davies Centre, Sandbach School

When: Mondays: 5pm - 7pm (10 sessions per term)

Check out the website for further information: http://www.sostrings.co.uk/

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