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Bands, Choirs & Ensembles


The Music Service organises a large number of groups outside of the school day for young people to further develop and advance their music skills and knowledge.
These are currently FREE to all that live or who are educated in St.Helens.
If your child is interested in coming along to any of the sessions, please contact us beforehand on 01744 677946, to ensure that not only is their chosen session the best one for them, but also that there are spaces available.
Please complete the application form and bring this along to the first rehearsal.  All groups perform at least twice a year as part of our Spring and Summer concerts in the Town Hall.

CHOIRS
St.Helens Young Singers groups are for all primary aged children who wish to sing in a group.  The groups are led by local teachers & specialist tutors who pick songs that inspire the children to sing, as well as develop their voices and ability to sing in parts and harmonise.

Sutton Young Singers
Monday, 3:30 - 4:30
Sutton Oak Primary School

Blackbrook Young Singers
Monday, 3:15 - 4:30
Blackbrook St Mary's Primary School

Town Centre Young Singers
Thursday, 4:00 - 5:00
3rd Floor Beacon Building, College Street

St Helens Youth Choir: Vocal Youth
Tuesday, 5:00 - 6:00
3rd Floor Beacon Building, College Street
(This group is for older more experienced singers)


BEGINNER BANDS
These groups are open to any beginner brass, woodwind and percussionists.

Rainford 5 Note Band
Monday, 3:30 - 4.30
Rainford CE Primary School

Sutton 5 Note Band
Monday, 3:30 - 4:30
Sutton Oak Primary School

Billinge 5 Note Band
Tuesday, 3:30 - 4.30
St Aidan’s CE Primary School

St Helens Training Wind Band
Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00
3rd Floor Beacon Building, College Street

BEGINNER STRING ORCHESTRA
These groups are open to any beginner string players.

Town Centre Training Strings
Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00
3rd Floor Beacon Building, College Street


OTHER MIXED & SPECIALIST ENSEMBLES
 
Parr Ensemble
Monday, 3:30 - 4.30
Broad Oak Primary School
(Open to beginner ukulele and brass pupils)

Newton training Orchestra
Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:00
Newton Community Primary School
(Open to any young musicians up to Grade 2 standard)

Town Centre Ukulele and Guitar Ensemble
Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:00
3rd Floor Beacon Building, College Street

Carr Mill Clarinet Choir
Wednesday, 3:00 - 3:30
Carr Mill Primary School

Haydock Keyboard Ensemble
Thursday 3:00 - 4:00
Haydock High School

Blackbrook Training Orchestra
Friday, 3:15 – 5:00
Blackbrook St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
(Open to any young musicians up to Grade 2 standard)

Music Theory
Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:00
3rd Floor Beacon Building, College Street
Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00
3rd Floor Beacon Building, College Street

Music Technology Drop-in Sessions
Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00
St.Helens Central Library

Specialist Instrumental & Vocal Tuition at the Music Centre
The Music Service provides a small amount of individual and shared lessons for young musicians at the Music Centre, 3rd Floor Beacon Building, College Street. Please contact the service for more information and availability for these lessons.

MORE ADVANCED ENSEMBLES
The following groups are more suited for instrumentalists that have been playing for some time and are approximately Grade 2-3 standard and above.

St.Helens Youth Wind Orchestra
Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:30
3rd Floor Beacon Building, College Street
(Suitable for all woodwind, brass and percussionists)

St.Helens Youth Sinfonia
Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:30
3rd Floor Beacon Building, College Street
(Suitable for all string players)