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City Band

Description

Tutors from Coventry Music work with young players who join the City Band from about Grade 2 standard.

With a reputation for giving concerts of a high standard, with a wide variety of pieces, the City Band offers players great performance opportunities at venues such as Warwick Arts Centre and the Belgrade Theatre.

From original works to arrangements ranging from classical to pop, this vibrant ensemble is committed to extending the playing experience to an advanced level. 

Age range

10+

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Coventry Jazz Ensemble

Description

Do you love Jazz music?

Swing, blues, rock and pop are all part of the musical fare for the Jazz Orchestra.

In a standard big band line up of trumpets, saxophones and trombones supported with a rhythm section of drums, bass, keyboard and rhythm guitar, the Jazz Orchestra takes players from Grade 4.  

Young players explore the world of improvisation with repertoire from ‘laid back’ ballads to ‘up tempo’ dance numbers.

With performances at Warwick Arts Centre, the Belgrade Theatre, the Godiva Festival and Coventry Motofest, the band is known for being exciting and uplifting.

Age range

Age 11-18

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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.

All new members will need to complete an enrolment form on joining the group; the easiest way to do that is online here.

Age range

Age 9+

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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

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