Torridge

Music Centres and Ensembles in Torridge

Ashwater Community Steel Band

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

The Ashwater Community Steel Band was set up as a project to bring together people of all ages. The youngest member is 6 years old and the senior members of the band are well into their 70s. They play a wide range of music, from traditional Caribbean to Status Quo.

Where Ashwater, Beaworthy
Who Beginners are very welcome and you don’t have to have any previous musical experience to join.
Web ashwatercommunitysteelband.wordpress.com

Holsworthy Music Rebel Club

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Holsworthy Music Rebel Club has a dedicated music room and DJ booth in a very well attended and thriving Youth Club. Anyone from the Youth Club can book a slot in either music room, as an individual or as a group, for supported music making.

Where Holsworthy
Who First time and developing musicians aged 10-17.
Email Sam Lythgoe-Jones at salamity75@gmail.com
Tim Stokes at stokes-tim@hotmail.com

North Devon Music Centre

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

The North Devon Music Centre is a non-profit organisation that helps young (and young at heart) people who are learning to play an instrument to enjoy making music together through ensemble playing.

Where Barnstaple
Who All
Web www.northdevonmusiccentre.co.uk

Okehampton Music Centre (Community Links SW)

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

The Okehampton Music Centre is an initiative to encourage young people to get more involved with music. They aim to make learning an instrument affordable for all and for young people to experience the thrill of playing in an orchestra, to develop players so that local, regional, and national orchestras thrive in the future.

Where Okehampton
Who Children and young people from 0-16
Email info@communitylinks-sw.co.uk
Web www.communitylinks-sw.co.uk/okehampton-music-centre

RootNotes

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

RootNotes offers a range of music groups and activities for all ages and abilities. There is a focus on learning and playing folk music as a band plus options for singing, song-writing and creative music-making. Instruments are provided for some sessions.

Where Bideford
Who Anyone!
Email Becki Driscoll at becki@rootnotes.org.uk
Web www.rootnotes.org.uk

Ukulele Orchestra of North Devon

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

The Ukulele Orchestra of North Devon is an ALL AGE, ALL ABILITY ukulele club and occasional performance group. Ideally you'll have your own ukulele but there are a few available to borrow (ask in advance).

Where Ilfracombe
Who Everyone is welcome, even if you’re new to playing Ukulele. Recommended minimum age: 7 (under 12s should be accompanied by an adult).
Email Joe Steer at joe_steer@hotmail.com
Web

Ungroup from Moor to Sea Music Collective

Beginner Intermediate Advanced

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.

County Groups

Devon County Junior Choirs

Intermediate Advanced

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.

Where Exeter
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).
Web dcjc.org.uk

Devon County Youth Brass Band

Intermediate Advanced

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.

Where Okehampton
Who No auditions, open to intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 3-8+ ability.
Web www.dcybb.org

Devon Youth Chamber Brass

Intermediate Advanced

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.

Where Exeter
Who Brass players of approximately Grade 5 standard and above.
Email Sam Massey at sam@sammasseymusic.com
Web dycb.co.uk/

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra

Intermediate Advanced

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra is the place to learn jazz in Devon – regular gathering days, performance opportunities, residential courses and international tours.

Where Exeter
Who Intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability. Sit in with the band at the first rehearsal in September, auditions for instruments with limited places.
Web www.dyjo.org

Devon Youth Orchestras

Intermediate Advanced

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.

Where Exeter
Who Devon Youth Concert and Symphony Orchestras provide opportunities for intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability.
Web www.devonyouthorchestras.org

Devon Youth Wind Orchestra

Intermediate Advanced

Symphonic wind orchestra for young musicians across Devon – regular gathering days, performance opportunities, residential courses and international tours.

Where Budleigh Salterton
Who Intermediate and advanced level young musicians from Grade 4-8+ ability.
Web www.dywo.co.uk

Wren Music Devon Youth Folk Ensemble

Intermediate Advanced

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.

Where Exeter
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

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