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Music Centres and Ensembles in Torridge
Ashwater Community Steel Band
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.
|Who||Beginners are very welcome and you don’t have to have any previous musical experience to join.|
Holsworthy Music Rebel Club
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.
North Devon Music Centre
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.
Okehampton Music Centre (Community Links SW)
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.
|Who||Children and young people from 0-16|
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.
Ukulele Orchestra of North Devon
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).
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|