Come to Stringwise! 2019, Music for Everyone’s 27th annual youth string weekend course and concert. Stringwise! gives you the chance to play a wide variety of music for strings and to take part in a range of orchestral groups and workshops, all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This year we present a programme of DANCE! Guaranteed to get you moving!.

The Stringwise groups will perform a toe-tapping mix of music, concluding with a grand finale piece incorporating all players, Simple Gifts arranged especially for Stringwise!

Where and when is it?

Stringwise! will be held at Bluecoat Academy, Wollaton NG8 1EA over the weekend of 2 & 3 November 2019 followed by an informal concert for parents and friends at the Albert Hall, Nottingham, on Sunday 10 November. An outline of the schedule for all groups is given below.

Who will be there?

Lots of string players from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire: violinists, viola players, cellists and double bass players. The age range is 7 – 18. The orchestras and workshops will be led by a team of experienced string teachers and there will also be a large support group of adult helpers and organisers.

How good do I have to be?

Whether you have been playing for years or have only recently started having lessons on a stringed instrument, this is for YOU! Players will be divided into four groups: Stringwise 1 (beginners – open strings and first fingers), Stringwise 2 (Grade 1), Stringwise 3 (grades 2 – 3) and Stringwise 4 (Grades 4 – 6).

MfE also runs two string orchestras which meet once every three weeks on a Sunday afternoon at NTU Clifton, NOTTINGHAM STRICTLY STRINGS for players of Grade 2 – 4 standard and the EAST MIDLANDS YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA for players of Grade 5 and above. If you would like further information about these groups then just fill in the appropriate section on the Application form.

What are we playing?

An entertaining program including:

Stringwise 4:
Bollywood Strings Julie Liebermann
Drowsy Maggie Traditional

Stringwise 3:
‘A Conversation’ Mary Poppins Returns Marc Shaiman
Dance of the Reed Pipes Tchaikovsky

Stringwise 2:
Hasapikos Greek Traditional
Little Tango David Burndrett

Stringwise 1:
Spanish Dance Pat Legg
Open String Samba Peter Wilson

How do we learn the music?

By practicing the music which will be sent to you approximately four weeks before the course, and listening to the rehearsal tracks which you can choose to download as MP3’s from an email link or receive on a CD. These tracks can take you through the music and the rehearsals at the course carry on from where they leave off. If you have “Done your homework” you’ll have no problems!

How do I apply?

Numbers in each orchestra are limited so please apply as soon as possible. The course fees are:

Stringwise 1: (Beginners)  £25.00

Stringwise 2: (Grade 1) £26.00

Stringwise 3: (Grades 2 -3) £27.00

Stringwise 4: (Grades 4 – 6) £28.00

Online Booking is now open! Click ‘Book Tickets’ below to enrol or download a form here

First weekend
Bluecoat Academy, Sutton Passeys Crescent, Wollaton NG8 1EA

Saturday 2 November                                                             
All Groups: 1.30pm – 5.15pm

Sunday 3 November                                                           
SW 1&2: 1.35pm – 5.00pm
SW 3: 11.00am – 5.00pm
SW4: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Second weekend 
Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA

Sunday 10 November
SW 3&4: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
SW 1&2: 1.45pm – 3.00pm

Informal Concert
3.30pm – 5.30pm

Special discounts for families and subsidised places

We are offering a 10% discount to all families who have two or more  children taking part in the course. Just fill in the discount box on the application form. We run a subsidised places scheme for all our courses. For further information about this scheme or about any aspect of the course, please phone the MfE Administrator on 0115 958 9312.  

Click ‘Book Tickets’ below to enrol.

Download an enrolment form here. 

Music for Everyone invites you to come and be part of the Nottingham Festival Chorus performing Karl Jenkin’s powerful The Armed Man and Mack Wilberg’s moving arrangement of All people that on earth do dwell. 

We are delighted that guest conductor, Martin Van Der Brugge will be bringing his choir from Holland (the Dutch Project Choir) to join us for this special concert.

Enrolment fee: £40, Benefit claimant/Student: £30.

NB. To be eligible for the singing/playing member discount, you need to have an active membership for 2019/20. For more information please see here or get in touch with the office on, 0115 958 9312.

Priority booking for MfE Singing members closes 26 July.

Martin Van Der Brugge – guest conductor

Martin Van Der Brugge obtained his orchestra director’s diploma from the Rotterdam Conservatory under Arie van Beek in 1990 and his choir director’s diploma from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague in 1994, partly under the tuition of acclaimed directors Jan Boogaarts and Ed Spanjaard. In addition he attended master classes in Biel, Switzerland and the Weiner Meisterkurz given by Julius Kalmar. In later years, Martin successfully organised the first master class for directors in Bulgaria.

In 1996 he gave concerts with the Vidin Philharmonic Orchestra as guest director. Martin was appointed regular guest director of the Mersin State Opera and Ballet of Turkey, with various productions including Verdi’s Rigoletto performed under his direction. He has also performed as guest director of the Paliashvili Symphony Orchestra and Choir in Tbilisi, Georgia. Martin has held his baton performing in numerous countries among which the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Germany, Spain and Slovenia. He has been long-term director of several oratorium choirs and a chamber music ensemble in the Netherlands. He will be accompanied in October with the Dutch Project Choir.


Saturday 5 October 2019
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton 

9.30am – Registration opens
10.00am – Morning rehearsals
1.10pm – Meal break
2.00pm – MfE AGM
2.40pm – Afternoon rehearsal
6.15pm – End of session

Sunday 6 October
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton

2.30pm – Rehearsal
5.30pm – End of session

Friday 11 October
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton

7.00pm – Rehearsal with visiting
Dutch choir & conductor

Saturday 12 October
Albert Hall, Nottingham

1.30pm – Assemble
2.00pm – Rehearsal
5.30pm – End of session
7.00pm – Assemble
7.30pm – Performance

Sectional Rehearsals (optional)
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton

T & B: Wed 11 Sept 7.30-9.30pm
S & A: Fri 13 Sept 7.30-9.30pm

Click ‘Book Tickets’ below to enrol.

Download an enrolment form here. 

voyages of discovery!

Music for Everyone’s 2019 Summer School will be a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in quality music-making in a stimulating, friendly environment.

This year we are delighted that Nottingham High School is hosting our Summer School. Their outstanding facilities, excellent bus and tram links and on-site parking make it the perfect location for an inspiring musical experience.


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing & Sir Robin Knox-Johnson’s completion of the first single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, the theme of this year’s Summer School is Voyages of Discovery.

Repertoire for the orchestra will include Richard Strauss’ thrilling Also sprach Zarathustra and Khachaturian’s ‘Adagio’ from Spartacus, better known as the theme from The Onedin Line. For instrumentalists and singers there is a special arrangement of Jupiter from Holst’s masterpiece, The Planets‘Let their Celestial Concerts all Unite’the final chorus of Handel’s oratorio Samson. String orchestra and choir will enjoy the beautiful, sweeping melody of Ola Gjeilo’s Across the Vast, Eternal Sky. The windband, string orchestra, and choir will explore especially selected repertoire – for windband, The Pioneers, for strings an arrangment of the 2nd mov. from Haydn’s Op 20 ‘Sun’ Quartet No 4, and for choir, a capella works including Stars, an atmospheric wonder by celebrated Estonian composer, Ēriks Ešenvalds. And, as a final salute to our theme, a jazz arrangment of Fly me to the Moon. Add to all this workshops and recitals given by top professionals and you have three superb days of music-making.


The Summer School Experience

Playing or singing, develop your music-making through a series of workshops and rehearsals led by our expert and friendly tutors, exploring a range of repertoire, both challenging and fun. You will receive copies of the music about four weeks in advance.

All workshops and rehearsals start at 10am with registration on Monday between 9.30 – 10am. Recitals from our guest artists on each day will last for around an hour. The Summer School Showcase Concert will take place early Wednesday evening, followed by a farewell buffet (approx. 7.30pm). A detailed timetable will be sent out with the music packs.

Gain unique insights into performance through our special programme of workshops and recitals given by professional singers and instrumentalists of national and international standing.


Be part of the social buzz. Extended breaks give you time to chat to tutors, browse the stands and enjoy the college grounds. A welcome ‘coffee and pastries’ on the first day and a ‘farewell buffet’ after the Wednesday evening Summer School Showcase Concert also gives plenty of opportunity for people to get to know each other in a relaxed social setting.

The Summer School fee of £110 covers all tuition, tea and coffee at mid-session breaks – including pastries on Monday – and Wednesday evening’s buffet. Please bring a packed lunch – the grounds of the school are ideal for a picnic. Cafés and sandwich shops can be found a short walk away.


Guest workshop leaders and recitalists


Workshop sessions will be led by Music for Everyone’s artistic team and our highly talented 2019 guest artists…



Pooling expertise from backgrounds in cathedral music, opera, close harmony and early music, Scaramella are a London based all male ensemble. Their members have sung with many of the finest professional choirs and consort groups in the UK and Europe and are successful soloists in their own rights.

Tristram Cooke-Counter-Tenor | Geoff Williams-Baritone/Bass | Matthew Pochin-Tenor | Michael Ronan-Bass


Hilary Campbell is a freelance choral specialist based in London. She is founder and director of professional chamber choir, Blossom Street, and Musical Director of Bristol Choral Society, Music Makers of London and Chiswick Choir. Hilary has released two award winning Naxos recordings and is a published and prize-winning composer. Her project work includes quest conducting ensembles including the BBC Singers.



Formed by clarinettist Chris Swan in 1980, Zephyr is an energetic wind ensemble of renowned and experienced musicians from Britain’s leading orchestras. Their repertoire is varied and extensive, ranging from Mozart to the present day, enabling the creation of diverse, interesting and exciting programmes. Concerts are introduced from the stage with warmth, insight and humor in an atmosphere which creates maximum enjoyment for players and listeners alike.

Rachel Holt-Flute | Maddy Aldis-Evans-Oboe | Chris Swann-Clarinet | Helen Peller-Bassoon | Lindsey Stoker-Horn


Miyabi Duo are a guitar duo comprising of Saki Kato and Hugh Millington, talented and dedicated guitarists currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music. They perform a variety of repertoire for two guitars, from Renaissance lute duos, to 19th Century and more modern pieces using both a standard guitar and a terz guitar. They have collaborated and performed works with composers including Edward Cowie, Geoffrey Poole, and Mat Martin, and have recently performed at the London Guitar Festival at Kings Place and in a masterclass to the Assad Brothers.



How to Enrol 

You can book online now via our booking page, by telephone 0115 9589312, or by completing & returning the enrolment form to Summer School Enrolments, Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF

Saturday 13 July SENIOR GROUPS

Enjoy a thrilling performance given by all the workshop groups plus our special guests – solo clarinettist Oliver Lee, RNCM string quartet and organist.

Marvel at the sound of the mighty Binns organ and the spectacular concert finale – an arrangement of ‘Light of the Seven’ from the acclaimed Game of Thrones.

Tickets: £8 (£4 children/students) throughout the hall. Available in advance from MfE and on the door.
NB If you are participating in the workshops, you will receive a special code to receive 10% ticket sales!

Tickets can be booked online via ‘Book Tickets’ at the bottom of this page.


Sunday 14 July JUNIOR GROUPS

A free concert showcasing our junior instrumental groups plus THE BIG FAMILY SING choir. An enjoyable concert for all!

Anyone is welcome to come along and listen, but please be aware spaces will be limited.


Festival Fringe

Don’t miss two days of free entertainment at the Sky Mirror, Nottingham Playhouse. Enjoy a barbecue from the Playhouse Bar and Kitchen while listening to local youth groups including the Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra and City Music Hub’s Band Factory. There will also be interactive performances from a steel band and Capoeira Nottingham – come and give it a go! And on Sunday, for those of you who like a good quiz, take part in our FESTIVAL MUSIC TRAIL, a walking quiz with clues situated around all the venues.

Visit the Festival Weekend webpage here>>


Everyone (adult or youth) is welcome to turn up to any of the events, concerts and workshops to take part!

Full information can be found at the Albert Hall throughout the weekend.

Music for Everyone look forward to seeing you there!


Download enrolment forms here:

The Big Youth String Experience
The Big Youth Wind Band Experience
The Big Youth Singing Experience
The Big Family Singing Experience


BYME is an exciting festival of music-making opportunities over the weekend of 13 & 14 July 2019.

Fantastic workshops and performances, many open to family and friends, will take place in and around the city centre throughout the weekend.

Saturday activities include workshops for INSTRUMENTALISTS grade 5-8+ and SINGERS aged 12 upwards. These groups will come together to present a ticketed evening concert at Nottingham’s Albert Hall, culminating in a spectacular performance of ‘Light of the Seven’ from Game of Thrones. This will feature all performers plus the mighty Binns organ and Steinway grand piano!

Sunday workshops are especially designed for INSTRUMENTALISTS grades 2-4 and for families, there’s a fun vocal time to be had at THE BIG FAMILY SING. All groups will entertain family and friends with a late afternoon relaxed performance in the Albert Hall.

On both days there are FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS. These are open not only to participants of the BYME groups but to any youngsters and their families and friends who would just like to ‘give it a go’. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer: Samba Drumming, Pure Steel Band performance and Come & Try, Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra, Capoeira Dancing and much, much more. Performances are also open to everyone. A small charge may apply to Fringe Events.

With nationally recognised tutors and conductors for the BYME groups, and top guest ‘acts’, this is a festival to truly celebrate the musical youth of the region.

Friday 12 July

7pm – Cathedral Youth Choir Concert – Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo (Ticketed – Click link for more info)

7.30pm – Villiers Quartet Concert (Nottingham High School) Find out more about the Nottingham Chamber Music Festival here

Saturday workshops (strings, woodwind, brass, percussion and singing): £10 – includes access to all FESTIVAL FRINGE workshops.

Saturday 13 July

9.30am – Organ workshop – for pianists and organists grade 5+ Download a form here!

9.30am – Percussion workshop for experienced players (grade 4+)

1pm – Workshops: BYME Windband grade 5-8+, Strings grades 5-8+, Singers aged 12 upwards.

5pm – Full BYME orchestra rehearsal for Windband, Strings and Singers

7pm – Concert: all BYME Saturday groups Book Tickets and find out more here!

FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS include: Villiers String Quartet Family concert, Steel Band, RHYO flashmob, Nottingham Youth Jazz orchestra

Sunday workshops (strings, woodwind, brass and percussion): £8, (Big Family Sing): Adults £6, Child £4 – includes access to all FESTIVAL FRINGE workshops.

Sunday 14 July

10.00am – Workshop: BYME Windband grades 2-4, Strings grade 2-4

11.30am – Samba (workshop)

11.30am – Percussion workshop (no prior experience necessary)

12.30pm – Samba (workshop)

12.30pm – Percussion workshop (percussion/kit players grade 2+)


4.00pm – Informal concert: – BYME Sunday instrument players plus BIG FAMILY SING FREE to attend – find out more here!

FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS include: Capoeira Dancing, An ‘on the move’ Music Quiz, Bhangra

Click on the banners to find out more about individual events:


Scroll down to see opportunities for wind, brass, percussion and pianists!

Big String Experience

Saturday Orchestra: grades 5 – 8+  Sign up here!

Repertoire to include:
Grieg Holberg Suite and Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3
‘Light of the Seven’ from Game of Thrones

Sunday Orchestra: grades 2 – 4  Sign up here!

Repertoire to be announced!

Download an enrolment form here for the Big Youth String Experience!

Musical Director: Sunday
Chris George – Accomplished violinist and conductor
Musical Director: Sunday
Rowan Cozens – Experienced viola player, conductor and adjudicator

Big Wind Band Experience

Saturday Band: grades 5 – 8+ Sign up here!

Repertoire to include:
Concertino Weber – featuring clarinet soloist Oliver Lee from the Royal Northern College of Music
A Huntingdon Celebration Philip Sparke
‘Light of the Seven’ from Game of Thrones

Sunday Band: grades 2 – 4 Sign up here!

Repertoire to include: Aztlan Victor Lopez

Download an enrolment form here for the Big Youth Wind Band Experience!

Musical Director: Saturday & Sunday
Chris Swann: Principal Clarinettist – Sinfonia Viva,
Tutor – Royal Northern College of Music

Saturday 13 July: Percussion Workshop, percussion/Drumkit players grade 4+ Sign up here!

9.30am: Registration

9.45-11.45am: An opportunity to perform on the full range of tuned percussion (glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone and marimba) as well as timpani and drum kit.

The workshop will be led by Jackie Kendle and will include improvisation and popular repertoire which we will perform in the 7pm concert.

Parts will be available before the workshop.

Sunday 14 July: Percussion Workshop, Drumkit players grade 1+ Sign up here!

12.30pm – 1.30pm: An hours workshop for drumkit players to try the full range of tuned percussion instruments as well as timpani! The workshop will be lead by Jackie Kendle and no preparation is needed, come and have a go!

If you have any queries please contact MfE – or Jackie Kendle –

Saturday 13 July: Albert Hall Binns Organ Workshop Sign up here!

Open to piano players of grade 5+

From 9.45am, Players will be contacted with details of their playing slot.

Coached by experienced organist and teacher, Mike Smith, experience the thrill of playing one of the finest instruments in the country, the mighty Binns organ at Nottingham’s Albert Hall.

Places for this experience are limited so please apply early.

Download an enrolment form here for the Big Youth Albert Hall Organ Experience

Big Youth Singing Experience

Saturday: singers aged 12 upwards Sign up here!

1pm – 4pm: Gospel workshop

5pm – 6pm: Choir rehearsal (joint with orchestra)

Repertoire to include: Gospel singing and ‘Light of the Seven’ from Game of Thrones

Musical Director: Freddie Kofi
Award winning Gospel artist

About the workshop: Fun. Creative. Challenging. Driven and underpinned by the unique harmony structure that helps define this genre, [award winning British gospel music artist] Freddie Kofi, invites us to a Gospel music workshop that goes beyond the notes to help singers create and capture the emotion and empathy in the story of a song. From Traditional to Contemporary Gospel, to uplifting, emotive classic songs, the Gospel Choir workshop aims to introduce all who attend to new approaches and techniques to singing and challenge singers to step out of their comfort zone, to learn new ways of bringing a song to life.

Sunday: BIG FAMILY SING – children and young people accompanied by an adult or two Sign up here!

Download a form here

1.30pm – 3.30pm: Singing workshop

A fun singing afternoon designed for all the family! Children aged 5 upwards with their mums, dads, carers, grandparents, aunts and uncles – the whole family, friends too! Come and enjoy an afternoon singing together and then give an informal concert at the Albert Hall at 4pm.

Musical Director: Helen Hayes – Experienced choral animateur and vocalist

Festival Fringe at a Glance

Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July
9am – 5pm City Centre FLASH MOB Robin Hood Youth Orchestra (Nottm City Music Hub) Throughout the day FESTIVAL MUSIC TRAIL Look for clues around all the venues and win a prize (£1 per sheet)
11am St Peter’S Church FAMILY CONCERT Villiers Quartet 11.30am Albert Hall SAMBA DRUMMING 1
12 noon Sky Mirror PURE STEEL BAND Performance, Come & Try 11.30 – 12.30pm Sky Mirror BEATFEET BHANGRA
12 noon Sky Mirror Barbecue opens 12.30pm Albert Hall SAMBA DRUMMING 2
4pm – 5pm Sky Mirror NYJO 12 noon Sky Mirror Barbecue opens

Back to the Festival Webpage>>

Saturday 13 July: Robin Hood Youth Orchestra – Flash Mob

9am – 5pm: Across the City Centre

The Robin Hood Youth Orchestra will be part of the celebrations in July to mark the 50 years of friendship with Nottingham’s twin city of Karlsruhe, Germany.  The friendship between Nottingham and Karlsruhe started on 26 July, 1969, and the twinning has led to many joint cultural activities.  The Robin Hood Youth Orchestra (RHYO) has a close friendship with Jugendorchester Stadt Karlsruhe (JOK), which is a youth orchestra based in Karlsruhe, Germany.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations and the Big Youth Music Experience, RHYO will be performing flash mobs around Nottingham City on July 13, 2019 from 9am to 5pm! You can look out for them at some of the city’s most iconic points including the Robin Hood statue by the castle, train station and outside the Theatre Royal & Concert Hall.  RHYO will also be part of the celebrations in Karlsruhe later in July as they go on a residential to Germany on July 19!

Saturday 13 July: Pure Steel Band

12 noon – 2.30pm: Sky Mirror

Pure Steel Band consists of anything from 2 to 25 players, who perform in various settings around the UK and abroad. They rehearse in Mansfield once a week where they are supported by Inspire Youth Arts. Pure Steel have an extensive repertoire which means they can create the party atmosphere of a carnival or present a formal concert in a professional capacity.

The band was founded in 2002 and currently consists of players from both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire that range in age from 11-21.

Over the years the band have performed at numerous events both locally and internationally.  We are very proud to have played at Disneyland Paris as well as various towns surrounding Lake Garda, Italy during several summer tours.

Pure Steel Band will be performing by the Sky Mirror and all are welcome to watch, listen and then have a go yourselves!

Saturday 13 July: Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra

4pm – 5pm: Sky Mirror

Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra exists to enable young, talented local musicians, of school or secondary college age, to develop their shared interest, skill & enjoyment in playing & performing jazz. With an emphasis on live performance, NYJO players develop lots of practical life skills too, such as time management and presentation, in addition to honing their craft of jazz musicianship through playing alongside other gifted players.

NYJO is happy to discuss requests to hire a smaller Combo or Big Band for functions ­ with rates for private and charity performances. NYJO can provide entertainment for Weddings, Conferences, business and social functions, festivals, charity events and more.

Sunday 14 July: Samba Drumming – Artbeat Projects

11.30am – 12.30pm: Albert Hall
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Albert Hall

Learn to play the carnival sounds of Samba from Brazil!

The rhythms are intoxicating and guaranteed to get everyone moving and grooving! Think big, loud and energetic!

Artbeat provides workshops in Samba drumming -the Carnival sounds of Brazil, using a range of traditional large Samba drums and smaller handheld instruments. This is an energetic, loud and fun workshop where participants will learn to play rhythms from the streets of Brazil.

Children and their parents/carers are welcome to attend together, please book now to avoid disappointment – spaces are limited! Book online here

Cost: £3 per person

Sunday 14 July: Beatfeet Bhangra

11.30am – 12.30pm: Sky Mirror

Drumming naturally creates a sense of belonging and community. Everyone involved in our unique sessions is part of an unfolding musical and mindful process, that leaves both mind and body energised. People always leave group drumming feeling focused and ready to inject new found creativity into daily life, wherever this may be!

Join Vijay for an interactive dance workshop where you’ll discover and explore the iconic rhythms and moves of the popular Punjabi dance style – Bhangra dance! Enjoy the thunderous sound of the dhol drum and how to move your body to the beat.

Sunday 14 July: Capoeira Nottingham

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Sky Mirror

Capoeira Nottingham founded in 2000, and became a Community Interest Company in 2010We are part of the worldwide group Cordão de Ouro, meaning ‘belt of gold’.

Our group is dedicated to the promotion of afro-Brazilian culture, and in particular Capoeira: its health, social and educational benefits. Our group is a diverse community, with everyone from young professionals, to students, and whole families engaging in what we do, from grandparent to grandchild.

East of England Singers
Angela Kay conductor

Summer is a-comin’ in!

With a summer fruit cup to greet you on arrival, come and enjoy a musical tour around Europe to celebrate summer – from England to Hungary, France to Scandinavia.

The East of England Singers present a varied and entertaining programme with choral, solo and instrumental items featuring music by Holst, Elgar, Kodály, Ešenvalds and more!


Ticket Prices:

Full £8.00; Concessions £7.00; Child/Student £4.00

Tickets are available on the door

Who’s it for? Young string players grade 2 – 8+ and young wind, brass and percussion players grade 5 – 8+.

When is it? Sunday 2 June, 2pm – 5pm

Where is it? Ada Byron King Building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, NG11 8NS

Calling young musicians! We would like to invite you to a fantastic FREE afternoon of music making with the East Midlands Youth String Orchestra, Nottingham Strictly Strings and East Midlands Youth Windband! With great music and specialist conductors, these regularly rehearsing groups provide opportunities for ensemble playing plus much more and have performed in a variety of concerts, including in the Albert Hall!

You can reserve a place in advance by emailing stating your name, instrument and grade, or just turn up on the day!

For more information about these groups, please visit our website or contact the office on 0115 9589312.