String Ensemble

Beat The January Blues

Join our brand new ensembles for free in January
String Ensemble

Join our brand new bands and groups for free in January!

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Learn, play and perform with others in a fun and creative way.

Don’t feel blue this January! For a boost of energy, creativity and happiness, sign up for our free ensemble sessions!

Whether you want to rock out with a band or groove to some samba rhythms, we have something for everyone.

Joining an ensemble is not only fun but beneficial for your well-being. Studies have shown that playing music with others can improve our mood, reduce stress and build social connections.

So, why wait? Sign up now and beat the January blues with Calderdale Music!

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Update 15/12/2023 ** NEW FREE MUSIC GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT – DEBUT KEYS**
We’re adding one more free group to our list for January! Debut Keys is for children age 7 – 11 who have had some experience playing the piano/keyboard and reading music, and would like to play in a group with other young keyboard/piano players.
Saturdays 10:00am – 10:45am, sessions in January are free!
Day & Time Group Name

& Music Leader

Age Range & Level Link To Further Details And Registration Info
Monday

5:45pm – 6:15pm

Drum Corps

 

 

Ages 11 – 19  Register For Drum Corps Our Drum Corps ensemble offers learners American style field drumming, working on rudiments and drills with a focus on synchronisation and technique. This ensemble is suitable for pupils who already play drums of Grade 2 upwards and between the ages 11-19.  Rehearsals are on Mondays, 5.45-6.15pm, at our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax.

 

Monday

6:15pm – 7:00pm

Samba Band

 

 

Age 7 and above including adults Register For Samba Band Samba Band gives you the opportunity to experience the infectious percussive rhythms of Brazil. Make some noise and feel the rhythm! No previous experience required. Suitable for all the family aged 7 and above (including adults).

Samba Band takes place on Monday evenings, 6.15pm-7pm at our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax.

Wednesday

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Beginner Theory Class

 

 

Suitable all ages Register For Beginner Theory Beginner Theory Class is for those who would like to study music theory from Grades 1-3 to support their instrumental/musical journey and get exam ready! Suitable for all ages including adults, this class runs on Wednesdays 4.45pm-5.30pm at our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax.
Wednesday

5:30pm – 6:15pm

Theory Class Grade 4 – 5

 

 

Suitable all ages Register For Grade 4-5 Theory Theory Class is for those who would like to study music theory at Grades 4 and 5 to support their instrumental/musical journey and get exam ready! Suitable for all ages including adults, this class runs on Wednesdays 5.30-6.15 at our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax.
Thursday

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Beginner Drums

 

 

Y3 – Y6 pupils Register For Beginner Drums Beginner Drum Group is for those who would like to learn to play the drums in a group environment and prepare them to play in our Debut Rock Band. Suitable for all ages 7-11 this group runs 5-5.30pm at our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax.
Thursday

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Debut Rock

 

 

Y3 – Y6 pupils Register For Debut Rock Debut Rock is an exciting ensemble for young, aspiring rock musicians to have the chance to experience either singing, playing electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard or drums with little or no experience of playing an instrument. If your child is between the ages of 7-11 and would like to develop the skills needed to play in a band in a fun and sociable group environment, this is the ensemble for them!

 

Debut Rock takes place on Thursday evenings at The Old Courthouse from 5.30 until 6.30pm.

Thursday

6:30pm – 7:00pm

Beginner Guitar

 

 

Y3 – Y6 pupils Register For Beginner Guitar Beginner Guitar Group is for those who would like to learn to play the guitar in a group environment and prepare them to play in our Debut Rock Band. Suitable for all ages 7-11 this group runs 6.30-7pm at our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax.
Saturday

10:00am – 10:45am

Debut Keys

 

Age 7 – 11  Register For Debut Keys Debut Keys is for those who have had some experience of playing the keyboard/piano and reading music and would also like to play in a group environment. Suitable for all ages 7-11 this group runs on Saturdays from 10-10.45am at our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax.
Saturday

10:30am – 11:30am

Funk & Soul Band

 

 

Age 11 – 19

 

Grade 3+

Register For Funk & Soul Band Funk and Soul Band Is an exciting ensemble for young aspiring band musicians who are of Grade 3 standard or above on their instrument. If your child would like to develop the skills needed to play in a Funk and Soul Band, playing a range of repertoire in a fun and sociable group environment, this is the ensemble for them!

 

Funk and Soul Band is suitable for ages 11-19 and takes place on Saturday mornings at our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax, from 10.30-11.30am.

Saturday

11:15am  11:45am

 

Beginner Strings

 

 

Ages 7 – 11 Register For Beginner Strings Learn the basis of violin in a group setting. Pupils will learn how to hold a violin and play open strings with a bow. This will prepare pupils for Debut String ensemble. Suitable for all ages 7-11 this group runs Saturdays 11:15am – 11:45am our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax.
Saturday

11:45am – 12:30pm

Saturday Winds

 

 

Children and young people

 

Grades 1 – 2

Register For Saturday Winds

 

 

Our Saturday Winds ensemble offers learners who are of Grade 1 upwards on brass, woodwind or percussion instruments the opportunity to further develop their playing skills in a wind band setting.

 

Our skilled and experienced music leaders will guide your child the opportunity to apply the skills that they have learned in their instrumental lessons, or whole class ensemble lessons, in a much more bespoke environment. Your child will enjoy making friends, working as a team, exploring music, expressing themselves, and most importantly, having fun! Your child will truly be blown away!

Saturday Winds takes place on Saturdays from 11.45-12.30 at our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax.

Saturday

11:45am – 12:15pm

Debut Strings

 

 

Children and young people Register For Debut Strings Debut Strings is an exciting ensemble for young, aspiring string players who play open strings and hold a bow. If your child would like to develop the skills needed to play in a string ensemble in a fun and sociable group environment, this is the ensemble for them!

 

Debut Strings takes place on Saturdays from 11.45- 12.15 at our music centre at The Old Courthouse, Halifax.

Saturday

11:50am – 12:50pm

 

Band Coaching

 

Ages 10+ including adults Book a band coaching session Band coaching and tech sessions are an exciting opportunity for young bands. If your band would like to develop skills in performance, learn how to use sound and recording equipment and mic yourselves up for gigs, these are the sessions for you.

 

Band coaching/tech sessions are a half termly courses on Saturdays from 11.50-12.50pm at The Old Courthouse.

Saturday

12:15pm – 1:00pm

Saturday Strings

 

 

Children and young people Register For Saturday Strings Saturday Strings is an exciting ensemble for more advanced young, aspiring string players who are of Grade 1 standard or above. If your child would like to develop the skills needed to play in a string ensemble at a higher level, in a fun and sociable group environment, this is the ensemble for them!

 

Saturday Strings takes place on Saturdays at 12.15-1pm at our music centre in The Old Courthouse, Halifax.