Our groups

I’m a…

Brass player

(Trumpet, cornet, trombone, french horn, euphonium, tuba)

Guitarist

(Bass, acoustic, electric and ukelele)

Percussionist

(Drum kit, keyboard, piano, glockenspiel, xylophone, timpani)

String player

(Violin, viola, cello, double bass)

Woodwind player

(Flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon)

Not sure which group’s the right fit?

Ensembles for brass players

Beginner brass players can join our Junior Wind Band as soon as they can play the first five notes.

Players can progress through a variety of wind bands, brass, orchestral and swing groups – covering a wide range of genres and styles.

Junior Wind Band

(incorporating Saturday Blowers)

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Beginner to Grade 3

A band which nurtures and supports the early development of ensemble music-making through the playing of fun and lively pieces.

Intermediate Wind Band

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 3-5

A step up from Junior Wind Band where fuller, lengthier wind band repertoire is played and ensemble skills developed.

Senior Wind Band

Day: Saturdays
Time: 11:15 – 12:30pm
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 5+

Accessible for more experienced players of post-grade 5 standard, the Senior Wind Band performs a wide range of repertoire from musicals to American film scores.

SEDYO

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 3/4+ for string players, grade 5+ for wind and brass players

A youth orchestra providing a full orchestral experience from known classical repertoire to film and popular musical arrangements written by the conductor.

Big Brass

(Combined Big Band and Brass Band)

Day: Saturday
Time: 10:15 – 11:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 5+

A band playing both modern and traditional repertoire whilst securing solid brass band technique for brass and percussion players. This is integrated with jazz, funk, soul, swing and some improvisation played with flair and style by our advanced wind, brass and rhythm players.

Ensembles for guitarists

For those with beginner guitar skills, our ‘Guitar Fusion’ ensemble is a great place to start – this group has parts suitable for players from beginner to advanced, so you can continue developing your skills as you play!

There are also opportunities for guitarists – particularly bass guitarists – to join some of our wind bands. If you can read staff notation, take a look at our Intermediate and Senior Wind Bands.

If soul and jazz are your thing, our Big Brass group offers some great repertoire for advanced players.

Guitar Fusion

Day: Saturday
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre
Level: Basic guitar skills essential

Open to all guitarists (acoustic, electric and bass) and drum kit players, this ensemble gives players the opportunity to learn how to play with others in a relaxed setting with specially arranged music.

Intermediate Wind Band

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 3-5

A step up from Junior Wind Band where fuller, lengthier wind band repertoire is played and ensemble skills developed.

Senior Wind Band

Day: Saturdays
Time: 11:15 – 12:30pm
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 5+

Accessible for more experienced players of post-grade 5 standard, the Senior Wind Band performs a wide range of repertoire from musicals to American film scores.

Big Brass

(Combined Big Band and Brass Band)

Day: Saturday
Time: 10:15 – 11:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 5+

A band playing both modern and traditional repertoire whilst securing solid brass band technique for brass and percussion players. This is integrated with jazz, funk, soul, swing and some improvisation played with flair and style by our advanced wind, brass and rhythm players.

Ensembles for percussionists

Percussionists are an integral part of many of our groups, and there are plenty of opportunities to join in!

We have parts for piano and keyboard players – alongside the chance to transfer your keyboard skills to tuned percussion.

Don’t worry about dragging a set of timpani to rehearsals – we’ve got a full range of percussion including drum kits, timps and tuned percussion for you to use whilst in centre.

Guitar Fusion

Day: Saturday
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre
Level: Basic guitar skills essential

Open to all guitarists (acoustic, electric and bass) and drum kit players, this ensemble gives players the opportunity to learn how to play with others in a relaxed setting with specially arranged music.

Junior Wind Band

(incorporating Saturday Blowers)

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Beginner to Grade 3

A band which nurtures and supports the early development of ensemble music-making through the playing of fun and lively pieces.

Intermediate Wind Band

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 3-5

A step up from Junior Wind Band where fuller, lengthier wind band repertoire is played and ensemble skills developed.

Senior Wind Band

Day: Saturdays
Time: 11:15 – 12:30pm
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 5+

Accessible for more experienced players of post-grade 5 standard, the Senior Wind Band performs a wide range of repertoire from musicals to American film scores.

SEDYO

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 3/4+ for string players, grade 5+ for wind and brass players

A youth orchestra providing a full orchestral experience from known classical repertoire to film and popular musical arrangements written by the conductor.

Big Brass

(Combined Big Band and Brass Band)

Day: Saturday
Time: 10:15 – 11:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 5+

A band playing both modern and traditional repertoire whilst securing solid brass band technique for brass and percussion players. This is integrated with jazz, funk, soul, swing and some improvisation played with flair and style by our advanced wind, brass and rhythm players.

Ensembles for singers

Singing provides so many benefits – from giving a mental boost to helping you develop your musical skills!

We run choirs for all age groups, performing a wide variety of repertoire.

Don’t worry if you haven’t sung in a choir before – our rehearsals are a really supportive place to start.

Vocalise

Day: Saturday
Time: 10:30 – 11:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Age: up to 14 years old

For any young person up to the age of 14 who enjoys singing and wants to sing with others!

Fresh Harmonies

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Location: St John’s Parish Church and Hall, Long Eaton
Ages: 14 – 18 years

A dynamic and fun A Capella choir for 14-18 year olds, rehearsing midweek after school and singing arrangements of modern popular songs.

Allegramente

Day: Saturday
Time:
11:30am – 12:30pm
Location:
Kirk Hallam Community Academy

For adults and young people aged 15 and over to enjoy singing together in a group exploring a range of modern popular songs and choral repertoire.

Ensembles for string players

Develop your skills as you progress through our range of string ensembles. From your first few notes through to full orchestral pieces, there’s plenty to get involved in!

Junior Strings

(formerly Saturday Strings & String Stars)

Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: beginner to grade 2

A string orchestra which nurtures and supports the early development of ensemble music-making through playing fun string pieces.

Intermediate Strings

Day: Saturdays
Time: 10:15 – 11:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: grade 3+

A step up, this string orchestra is where string technique is developed further through full string ensemble playing.

Senior Strings

Day: Saturdays
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: grade 5+

Accessible for more experienced players of post-grade 5 standard this string orchestra is where string technique is developed further through full string ensemble playing.

SEDYO

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 3/4+ for string players, grade 5+ for wind and brass players

A youth orchestra providing a full orchestral experience from known classical repertoire to film and popular musical arrangements written by the conductor.

Ensembles for woodwind players

We’ve got plenty of opportunities for woodwind players to get involved. From our beginner ensembles for those who’ve learnt their first 5 notes, through to senior ensembles for our advanced players.

Junior Wind Band

(incorporating Saturday Blowers)

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Beginner to Grade 3

A band which nurtures and supports the early development of ensemble music-making through the playing of fun and lively pieces.

Woodwind Choir

(Combined Flute & Clarinet Choirs)

Day: Saturday
Time: 10:15 – 11:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 3+

A chamber ensemble offering the opportunity for grade 3+ players to explore other instruments in the clarinet & flute families, learn good technique and play appropriate repertoire.

Intermediate Wind Band

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 3-5

A step up from Junior Wind Band where fuller, lengthier wind band repertoire is played and ensemble skills developed.

Senior Wind Band

Day: Saturdays
Time: 11:15 – 12:30pm
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 5+

Accessible for more experienced players of post-grade 5 standard, the Senior Wind Band performs a wide range of repertoire from musicals to American film scores.

SEDYO

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00 – 10:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 3/4+ for string players, grade 5+ for wind and brass players

A youth orchestra providing a full orchestral experience from known classical repertoire to film and popular musical arrangements written by the conductor.

Big Brass

(Combined Big Band and Brass Band)

Day: Saturday
Time: 10:15 – 11:15am
Location: Kirk Hallam Community Academy
Level: Grade 5+

A band playing both modern and traditional repertoire whilst securing solid brass band technique for brass and percussion players. This is integrated with jazz, funk, soul, swing and some improvisation played with flair and style by our advanced wind, brass and rhythm players.

Contact us:

07759 610349 (call or text)
info@sedmc.co.uk