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Hampshire Music Service

Area Ensemble Directory

Welcome to our full list of area ensembles, offering a wide range of opportunities, even for beginners. Area ensemble membership is charged at a single £20 payment per term, county ensemble member rates are higher, and you can be part of as many groups as you wish.

How to become a member

Simply check the applicable rehearsal time during school term, turn up around ten minutes before and introduce yourself to a member of staff. Join in or simply watch to get a flavour of the group(s). You can attend two rehearsals before an official membership form must be completed and the termly payments begins. Please be aware that some groups do not start rehearsals until the second week of the autumn term, but you can become a member at any time during the school year.

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

Our events calendar gives a full listing of forthcoming events for all ensembles and more, why not have a look to see if there's a performance near you...?

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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
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
Assistant: Brenda De Souza
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, 5pm - 6.30pm
Requirements: Beginner to advanced


Basingstoke Area Youth Choir

Conductor: Katherine Penn
Venue: Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke
When: Fridays, weekly, 6.30pm - 7.30pm


Basingstoke Area Junior Choir

Conductor: Liz Hay
Accompanist: Richard Morgans
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


Basingstoke Area Guitar Ensemble

Conductor: Ryan O'Donoghue
Venue: Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke
When: Fridays, weekly, 5pm - 6pm
*There is no charge for this ensemble in the 2015-16 academic year*

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Petersfield Area Ensembles

Petersfield Area Schools String Orchestra

www.passo.hampshire.org.uk

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

Director: Gabrielle Horne
Assistant: Sarah Finch
Venue: Thornden Hall, Thornden Academy, Chandler's Ford
When: Mondays, weekly 5.30pm - 6.45pm
Requirements: Grade 1 - 5+


Eastleigh Area String Orchestra

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


Eastleigh Area Guitar Ensemble

Conductor: Stuart Goodeve
Venue: Thornden Hall, Thornden Academy, Chandler's Ford
When: Mondays, weekly, 5.30pm - 6:30pm
*There is no charge for this ensemble in the 2015-16 academic year*

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Gosport and Fareham Area Ensembles

www.gfyorchestras.hampshire.org.uk

Gosport and Fareham Youth Orchestra

Conductor: Lucinda Willits
Assistant: Anna Pring
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: Sue Riggs
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: Vicki Reynolds
Assistant: Pete Stubbings
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
Assistant: Anna Pring
Venue: Henry Cort Community College, Fareham
When: Thursday, weekly, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Requirements: Beginner to grade 3


Double Reed Ensemble

Conductor: Lucinda Willits
Venue: Brookfield Community School, Sarisbury Green
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 4 - 5pm
*There is no charge for this ensemble in the 2015-16 academic year*


Portchester, Fareham and 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: Matt Watling
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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Hambles 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: Dan Storton
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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North East Hants Area Ensembles

www.nehaso.hampshire.org.uk


Oku Nojo Daiko

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

Director: Carol West
Venue: The Connaught School, Aldershot
When: Thursdays, weekly
Training ensemble 4.30pm - 5.45pm
Senior ensemble 5.45pm - 7.00pm
Requirements: age 11-19, no prior experience needed


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: Alex Rumbold
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: Introductory to Grade 3


North East Hants Area Schools Percussion Ensemble

www.nehaspe.hampshire.org.uk

Conductor: Alex Rumbold
Venue: The Connaught School, Aldershot
When: Thursdays, weekly, 5.00pm - 6.15pm
Requirements: this is a training group open to all ages and ability. No need to be receiving instrumental lessons, but must be prepared to learn to read music. Some prior understanding of music notation is preferable but not essential.


North East Hants Young Singers (NEHYS)

www.nehys.hampshire.org.uk

Conductor: Kate Coombs
Accompanist: Refiye Mehmet
Venue: The Wavell School, Farnborough
When: Wednesdays, weekly, 5.15pm - 6.15pm
Requirements: age 10 - 18, no audition and do not need to be receiving vocal lessons


North East Hants Area Schools Brass Band

www.nehasb.hampshire.org.uk

Director: Simon Wyld
Venue: All Saints CofE Junior School, Fleet
When: Thursdays, weekly, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Requirements: Grade 5+


North East Hants Area Schools Training Band

Conductor: Wendy Brett
Venue: All Saints CofE Junior School, Fleet
When: Thursdays, weekly, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Requirements: Grade3+

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Romsey Area Ensembles

www.raso.hampshire.org.uk

Romsey Youth Concert Band

Director: Adam Broughton
Assistant: Alex Needham
Venue: The Mountbatten School, Romsey
When: Thursdays, weekly, 5.45pm - 7pm
Requirements: Grade 5+


Romsey Area Youth Wind Band

Conductor : Helen Trounsen
Assistant: Amy Lane
Venue: The Mountbatten School, Romsey
When: Thursdays, weekly, 4.15pm-5.15pm
Requirements: Grade 2+


Romsey Area Youth Jazz Orchestra

Conductor: Alex Needham
Assistant: Josie Simmons
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

www.waso.co.uk

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
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+ entry by audition


Winchester Area Schools Wind Band

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

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