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Coventry String Orchestra

Description

The String Orchestra is a friendly and ambitious ensemble for string players (violin, viola, cello or double bass).  

Members are drawn from a range of primary and secondary schools in the city, and are at levels from grade 2 to grade 6.

Repertoire is varied, from Baroque favourites to Classical and Romantic pieces and including some film music and other arrangements. It’s a great ensemble to join to improve your sight-reading, as well as develop your ensemble skills and we play regular live concerts both as a group and as part of the larger Coventry Music concert series.

If you are interested in joining this group please register your interest online here.

Coventry Music String Orchestra rehearsing at Canal Basin

 

 

Age range

Age 9+

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Creative Sounds Inclusive Group

Description

A creative music-making  ensemble for young people aged 7+ with additional needs and disabilities.

Fill in an all about me form to register your interest and return to cbatty@solmus.solgrid.org.uk

For an inclusive easy-to-read poster click here

Age range

7+

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Fretworks Guitar group

Description

Guitar students learn to improvise and compose as well as performing and listening critically to a variety of genres. They learn something of the history of the instrument and the music they are playing, and are given opportunities to perform at regular concerts in prestigious venues such as the Belgrade Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre and Coventry Cathedral.

This group is also a great opportunity to learn other fretted instruments such as mandolin, ukulele and bass guitar, and progress their learning to a higher level.

Our guitar groups will get the opportunity to perform at live venues and will come together to perform twice a year at our showcase events.

Watch us in action here: video 1, video 2, video 3

See our promo videos for online meetings here: 

Spring Term - https://youtu.be/M-aJ13r2Z6c

Autumn Term - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4VaMdEtDyI

If you are interested in joining this group please register your interest online here.

Age range

7+

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Live on Stage

Description

Allowing young musicians to form Rock Bands, develop song writing skills, learn about the music industry and take part in live performances.  

Full course details can be found here

Courses run from September until July. Applications open in the summer, so watch this space. 

If you would like to register your interest for the next available course please contact us at music@coventry.gov.uk or register your interest online here.

We currently need a bass player with grade 1 ability and and a singer who have a passion for indie-rock to join one of our bands

Age range

11-18

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Regional String Orchestra

Description

An exciting new ensemble in partnership with the music services of Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.

This new ensemble will be directed by Mr Alex Laing, Artistic Director (music) at the King's High School in Warwick who also acts as coach and conductor of the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain, and course director and conductor for the National Youth String Orchestra of Great Britain.

The Orchestra will also receive support from a range of partners including the Warwick Schools' Foundation.

The Regional String Orchestra will form the core of the brand new Regional Youth Orchestra to be launched in January 2020 with a two day course at the University of Warwick Arts Centre in January.

Full details of this ensemble include how to join can be found here.

Applications can be made at www.warwickshiremusichub.org.

Please note The rehearsals are taking place at Kings High so parents need to select Kings High on the school option when registering.

 

Age range

7+

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Regional Youth Orchestra

Description

Regional Youth Orchestra

The music services of Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire are delighted to invite students to take part in a new high quality orchestral experience.

The new Regional Orchestra is intended for high quality young musicians up to the age of 19 and we expect that woodwind, brass and percussion players will be of Grade 7 standard or above.

The Regional Orchestra will meet for three non-residential weekend courses and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the Warwick Arts Centre and the Warwick Schools Foundation.

Our aim is to give as many students as possible a high-quality orchestral experience.

We hope to be up-and-running again soon

 

Age range

7+

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Soundlab

Description

Coventry's Centre for Creative Music Making

SoundLab is a new Centre for Creative Music Making with our first centre opening in Coventry in partnership with Positive Youth Foundation, Coventry Music and Coventry City Council. The vision is to create a space for young people to be creative in their music making, open to all, seeking diversity in: musical genre; pathway to music; instruments; vocal styles and culture. Removing the barriers to enable all who wish to engage the opportunity to do so.SoundLab-Cov is for 10-16 year olds who have a range of musical interests and styles including spoken word, dance, electronic, jazz, classical, and more.

It is open to young people who play an instrument, create digital beats/music and those who sing, rap or create spoken word.

At SoundLab-Cov you'll work with a team of professional musicians, with guest artists and performance opportunities across the year.

For more information contact us at soundlab@bcu.ac.uk or music@coventry.gov.uk

or click here to join

Age range

10-16 at time of joining

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West Midlands Inclusive Choir- Coventry Branch

Description

The Coventry Soundabout Inclusive Choir welcomes people aged 25 years and under, and their families. 

The Choir celebrates that everyone has their own way of sharing their voice. Here are a few examples of ways you could join in:

  • Using Makaton Signing
  • Singing or other vocal sounds
  • Making sounds with an instrument or sound maker
  • Using technology e.g. an iPad or EyeGaze
  • Movement and dance

By welcoming all voices we aim to be as inclusive as possible, and actively try to remove barriers to participation from those with severe and profound learning disabilities. 

Find out more here. Watch the promo video here. Read the full information on this project and its partners here

Age range

0-25

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