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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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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 video for online meetings here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4VaMdEtDyI

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

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Sing! Pop Up Choir

Description

Sing! is a pop up vocal harmony choir that provides quality singing experiences & high profile performance opportunities.

We meet several times a year, most often during the school holidays.

We also get the chance to perform at events, including the Godiva Festival.

Last year our theme was Rock and Pop, this year it is Rock the Musicals.

Watch this space and our events page for our next rehearsal.

Here are some photos from our most recent workshop and a link to some of the performance videos from last year.

https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=MtUkGd6cuXM 

https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=j90mwqoOlRI

https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=zaMniVTTl80

https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=1CXHJlwEpaE

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Focused on learning new songs at October 2019 rehearsal

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Loving the theme of Rock the Musicals at October 2019 rehearsal

 
godiva 2019 sing choir

 

The Sing! Choir performing live at the Godiva Festival 2019 in the Paradise Tent

 

Age range

7 - 18

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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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Ukulele Group

Description

We will be launching a new ukulele group in October 2019. 

This group is for pupils aged 7+ who enjoy playing the ukulele and want to build on their skills and try some new ones.  It is suitable for beginners and established players as we can cater for all abilities and challenge everyone at their level.

All new members will need to complete an registration form. The easiest way is online here.

 

Age range

7+

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