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Music Centres and Ensembles in South Hams
Bushell Youth Community Orchestra
Bushell Youth Community Orchestra is an exciting youth orchestra for all young musicians in Newton Abbot and Teignbridge.
|Who||Aged 8 and above|
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Dartmouth Music Centre from Moor to Sea Music Collective
Fridays after school until 5pm at Dartmouth Academy. Drop in or stay as long as you like. You don’t have to play an instrument already – We’ll be working across all levels from beginner to more experienced musician. You can bring your own instrument to the session or use ours. We have a wide range of instruments to try, including electronic instruments, saxophones, clarinets, guitars, bass, unusual percussion and drums. We will expand the range of instruments on offer in response to the interests of the young people.
Ivybridge Music Centre
Ivybridge Music Centre offers a range of musical opportunities: Ivybridge Junior Orchestra, individual and group tuition and senior college ensembles.
|Who||Students attending our feeder primary schools and young musicians in the community.|
Jam Buddies (The Turning Tides Project)
Accessible weekly Band meeting, music-making, song writing and musical exploration.
|Who||Open to all|
Jamming Station is a hub where artists can connect and grow creatively through crafting ideas, making music and performing.
Saturday Morning Music (SaMM)
An inclusive organisation offering children of all ages and musical abilities the opportunity to enjoy making music with others in a wide variety of ensemble workshops.
|Who||Ages 4 to 18.|
Sound Communities works with disadvantaged young people in music production, DJing, lyric writing, rap and broadcasting. Young people work towards producing music videos, podcasts, releasing their own music digitally or events to allow their voices to be heard on bigger platforms. Located in Paignton (but also offering outreach sessions through their mobile Broadcasting Bus), they are equipped with a recording studio, broadcasting studio and workshop space alongside the latest digital tech.
South Devon Youth Jazz
The South Devon Youth Jazz project provides a pathway for the emerging musician into the world of jazz and improvisation. Its aim is to provide the young musicians of South Devon with an opportunity to play jazz together in a fun and encouraging environment.
Torbay and South Devon Music Centre
Torbay and South Devon Music Centre provides the opportunity for musicians to enjoy playing instruments and improve musical skills by performing together. Orchestras and bands are led by experienced musicians and there are opportunities to try new and endangered instruments and to play in concerts as well as weekly rehearsals.
Ungroup from Moor to Sea Music Collective
Are you a young person who likes the idea of being in a band, but not sure where to start? Want to make music with others, but not face to face? Are you a fabulous musician keen to collaborate and experiment? A vocalist or songwriter looking to work with others? An aspiring producer or beatmaker wanting to influence? Come & build a musical UnGroup with us.
|Where||Sign up through the website and then Bandlab Edu.|
|Who||Free and open to all young people.|
|Web||moortoseamusic.org.uk/come-and-build-a-musical-ungroup-with-us Visit us on Facebook Visit us on Twitter|
Devon County Junior Choirs
The Devon County Junior Choirs are for any children from Years 3 to 8 who are enthusiastic about singing and wish to enhance their singing technique and perform regularly. It is not necessary for any child to have previous experience of singing in a choir - the most important things are enthusiasm and the ability to sing in tune. Schola Exe offers further tuition and experience for girls aged 13–18 and boys with unchanged voices.
|Who||Boys and girls aged 7 to 13 (DCJC) and girls aged 13 – 18 and boys with unchanged voices aged 13 and above (Schola Exe).|
Devon County Youth Brass Band
Devon County Youth Brass Band gives young brass and percussion players from across Devon the opportunity to learn and perform traditional and contemporary brass band music with people of their own age – regular gathering days, performance opportunities and residential courses.
Devon Youth Chamber Brass
The Devon Youth Chamber Brass ensemble is a new Devon-wide group for all brass players of approximately Grade 5 standard and above to give students the opportunity of higher level chamber brass ensemble performance experience with like-minded individuals, with a mix of traditional repertoire and popular arrangements.
Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra
Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra is the place to learn jazz in Devon – regular gathering days, performance opportunities, residential courses and international tours.
Devon Youth Orchestras
Experience playing in a full orchestra in a safe and encouraging environment, exploring a wide range of styles with expert instrumental coaching through regular gathering days, performance opportunities and residential courses.
Devon Youth Wind Orchestra
Symphonic wind orchestra for young musicians across Devon – regular gathering days, performance opportunities, residential courses and international tours.
Wren Music Devon Youth Folk Ensemble
Wren Music Devon Youth Folk Ensemble is an opportunity for young singers and instrumentalists to learn and perform folk and roots music from different cultures all over the world, with expert tuition from professional leaders, write new songs and arrangements, perform live and record an album.
|Who||No auditions and you don't need to read music! Instrumentalists should be an intermediate level of ability on their instruments, no entry requirements for singers.|
|Web||www.wrenmusic.co.uk/what-we-do/devon-youth-folk-ensemble Visit us on Facebook|