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Area Ensemble Directory

The Hampshire Music Service ensembles are shown below.

If you are interested in joining one of the Hampshire Music Service area ensembles please e-mail: music.service@hants.gov.uk or call: 023 8065 2037

Hampshire Music Service provides instumental and vocal teaching to over 29,000 pupils every week and offers a range of ensembles, from beginner groups to county ensembles. Ensemble membership is charged at £20 per term for area ensembles and you can be part of as many groups as you wish.

The Hampshire Music Service events calendar gives a full listing of forthcoming events for all ensembles.

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BASINGSTOKE AREA ENSEMBLES


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Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra

Director: John Fuller
Assistant: Diane Fuller
Venue: Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke
When: Mondays , fortnightly, 5.15pm - 7.15pm
Requirements: Grade 5+ and by audition


Basingstoke Area Youth String Orchestra

Conductor: Paul Timms
Assistant: Phil White
Venue: Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke
When: Fridays , weekly, 4.45pm – 6.00pm
Requirements: Grades 2 - 5+


Basingstoke Area Youth String Training Orchestra

Conductor: Phil White
Venue: Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke
When: Thursdays, weekly, 4.45pm - 5.45pm
Requirements: Introductory - grade 2


Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Orchestra

Conductor: Diane Fuller
Assistant: John Fuller
Venue: Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke
When: Tuesdays – weekly 6.15pm - 7.15pm
Requirements: Grade 4+


Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Training Orchestra

Conductor: Serena Ludford
Venue: Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke
When: Tuesdays, weekly, 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Requirements:Grade 1-4


Basingstoke Area Youth Percussion Ensemble

Conductor: Wendy Harding
Venue: Queens Mary's College, Basingstoke
When: Fridays, weekly, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Requirements: Beginner to advanced


Basingstoke Area Youth Choir

Conductor: Katherine Penn
Accompanist: Richard Morgans
Venue: Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke
When: Fridays, weekly, 6.30pm - 8.30pm


Basingstoke Area Junior Choir

Conductor: Liz Hay
Accompanist: Helen Sayer
Venue: Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke
When: Thursday, weekly, 4.45pm - 5.45pm


Tadley Area Youth Wind Band

Conductor: Serena Ludford
Assistant: Tony Ludford
Venue: Burnham Copse Primary School, Tadley
When: Thursdays, weekly, 4.15pm - 5.15pm
Requirements: Grade 1-4

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PETERSFIELD AREA ENSEMBLE

Petersfield Area Schools String Orchestra

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Director: Peter Thompson
Assistant: Bridget Hughes
Venue: The Petersfield School
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 4.15pm - 5.30pm
Requirements: Grade 2+ by audition

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EASTLEIGH AREA SCHOOLS ORCHESTRAS

Eastleigh Area Wind Orchestra

www.easo.hampshire.org.uk (link to own website)

Director: Gabrielle Horne
Venue: Thornden School, Chandler's Ford
When: Mondays, weekly 5.30pm - 6.45pm
Requirements: Grade 1 - 5+


Eastleigh Area String Ensemble

Conductor: Sue Leonard
Assistant: Anna Sadlowska
Venue: Thornden School, Chandler's Ford
When: Mondays, weekly, 5.30pm - 6.45pm
Requirements: Introductory to grade 2 level

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GOSPORT & FAREHAM AREA ENSEMBLES

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Gosport and Fareham Youth Orchestra

Conductor: Lucinda Willits
Assistant: Angela Martin
Venue: Henry Cort Community College, Fareham
When: Thursdays, weekly, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Requirements: wind/brass/perc - grade 5+, strings - grade 3+


Gosport and Fareham Youth Concert Band

Director: Jon Cranston
Assistant: Carolyn Tudor
Venue: Henry Cort Community College, Fareham
When: Thursday, weekly, 6.00pm - 7.15pm
Requirements: wind/brass/perc - grade 4+


Gosport and Fareham Wind Training Band

Conductor: Anna Pring
Venue: Henry Cort Community College, Fareham
When: Thursdays, weekly, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Requirements: wind/brass/perc - introductory to grade 3


Gosport and Fareham Young Strings

Conductor: Angela Martin
Venue: Henry Cort Community College, Fareham
When: Thursday, weekly, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Requirements: Beginner to grade 3


PORTCHESTER, FAREHAM & GOSPORT AREA ENSEMBLES


Portchester, Fareham and Gosport Youth Brass Band

Director: Jock McKenzie
Venue: Crofton School, Stubbington
When: Fridays, weekly, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Requirements: Grade 5 +


Portchester, Fareham and Gosport Training Band

Conductor: Jon Cranston
Venue: Crofton School, Stubbington
When: Fridays, weekly, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Requirements: Grade 3 +


Portchester, Fareham and Gosport Junior Band

Conductor: Jock McKenzie
Venue: Crofton School, Stubbington
When: Fridays, weekly, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Requirements: Introductory +

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HAMBLE AREA ENSEMBLES

Hamble Area Youth Band

Director: Julia Farnell
Assistant: Jamie Langridge
Venue: Wildern School
When: Tuesdays, weekly, 5.45pm - 7.15pm
Requirements: Grade 4+


Hamble Area Youth Training Band

Conductor: Graham Kidd
Venue: Wildern School
When: Tuesdays, weekly, 4.30pm - 5.45pm
Requirements: Grade 1+


Hamble Area Youth Introductory Band

Conductor: Julia Farnell
Venue: Wildern School
When: Tuesdays, weekly, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Requirements: Introductory to grade 1

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HAVANT AREA ENSEMBLES

Havant Clarinet & Saxophone Choir

Director: Gemma Billington
Assistants: Ben Thomas
Venue: Cowplain School, Waterlooville
When: Tuesdays, weekly, 5.45pm - 7.15pm
Requirement: Clarinet grade 4+, Saxophone grade 5+, Percussion/Guitar/Piano grade 6+


Havant Clarinet and Saxophone Choir 2

Conductor: Gemma Billington
Assistant: Sue Riggs
Venue: Cowplain Community School, Waterlooville
When: Tuesdays, weekly, 4.45pm – 5.45pm
Requirements: Clarinets grade 1 - 4, Saxophone grade 2 - 5, Percussion/Guitar/Piano grade 2 - 6

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WATERSIDE / NEW FOREST AREA ENSEMBLES

Waterside Area Schools Band

Director: Sarah Heard
Venue: Hounsdown School, Totton
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Requirements:Grade 2+


New Forest Vocal Ensemble

Conductor: Rebecca Cook
Venue: Priestlands Comunity School, Pennington
When: Thursdays, weekly 5.00pm - 6.00pm


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NORTH EAST HANTS AREA ENSEMBLES

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Oku Nojo Daiko

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Director: Carol West
Venue: The Connaught School, Aldershot
When: Thursdays, weekly
Training ensemble 4.30pm - 5.45pm
Senior ensemble 5.45pm - 7.00pm


North East Hants Area Schools Wind Band

Conductor: Refiye Mehmet
Assistant: Lucy Powe
Venue: The Wavell School, Farnborough
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Requirements: Grade 5+


North East Wind Trainers (NEWTS)

Conductor: Lucy Powe
Assistant: Matthew Johns
Venue: The Wavell School, Farnborough
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 5.15pm - 6.15pm
Requirements: Grade 1-4


North East Hants Area Senior Strings

Conductor: Juliet Balch
Venue: The Wavell School, Farnborough
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Requirements: Grade 4+


North East Hants String Training Orchestra

Conductor: Vanessa Kershaw
Venue: The Wavell School, Farnborough
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Requirements: Grade 1 - 3


North East Hants Area Schools Percussion Ensemble

www.nehaspe.hampshire.org.uk (link to own website)

Conductor: Matthew Johns
Venue: The Connaught School, Aldershot
When: Thursdays, weekly, 5.00pm - 6.15pm
Requirements: Entry by audition


North East Hants Young Singers (NEHYS)

www.nehys.hampshire.org.uk (link to own website)

Conductor: Refiye Mehmet
Venue: The Wavell School, Farnborough
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 4.45pm - 6.00pm


North East Hants Area Schools Brass Band

www.nehasb.hampshire.org.uk (link to own website)

Director: Simon Wyld
Venue: The Connaught School, Aldershot
When: Thursdays, weekly, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Requirements: Grade 5+


North East Hants Area Schools Training Band

Conductor: Wendy Brett
Venue: The Connaught School, Aldershot
When: Thursdays, weekly, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Requirements: Grade3+

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TEST VALLEY AREA ENSEMBLES

ANDOVER

Andover Area Schools Wind Band

Conductor: t.b.c.
Venue: Harrow Way Community School, Andover
When: Mondays , weekly, 4.45pm - 5.45pm
Requirements: Grade 1+ brass, woodwind and percussion


ROMSEY AREA ENSEMBLES

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Romsey Youth Concert Band

Director: Adam Broughton
Assistant: Alex Needham
Venue: The Mountbatten School, Romsey
When: Thursdays, weekly, 5.30pm - 6.45pm
Requirements: Grade 5+


Romsey Youth Training Band

Conductor : Helen Trounsen
Venue: The Mountbatten School, Romsey
When: Thursdays, weekly, 4.00pm-5.00pm
Requirements: Grade 2+


Romsey Area Youth Jazz Orchestra

Conductor: Alex Needham
Assistant: Ben Thomas
Venue: The Mountbatten School, Romsey
When: Thursdays, 7.15pm - 8.30pm
Requirements: Grade 6+ and to pass audition

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WINCHESTER AREA SCHOOLS ORCHESTRAS

Director: Mark Streather


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Winchester Youth Orchestra

Conductors: Sierra Schwartz
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Wednesdays, fortnightly, 6.45pm - 9.00pm
Requirements: Grade 5 / 6+ depending on instrument + entry by audition


Winchester Area String Training Orchestra

Conductor: Gideon Baker
Assistant: Amanda Wilson
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 5.30pm - 6.45pm
Requirements: Grade 3+


Winchester Area Young Strings Ensemble (WAYSE)

Conductor: Nicola Heinrich
Assistant: TBA
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 5.15pm - 6.30pm
Requirements: Grade 1+


Winchester Youth Concert Band

Conductor: Martin Garrod
Assistant: Mark Streather
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Requirements: Grade 4+


Winchester Area Schools Wind Band

Conductor: Jo Payne
Assistant: Ann Clausen
Venue: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 4.45pm - 6.00pm
Requirements: Grade 1+

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