Rehearsal Location

Our ensembles are usually held at The Claremont Centre in Sale town centre. Sometimes, we may need to change rehearsal venues and parents will be given us much notice as possible if this does happen. In Lockdown times, rehearsals are held remotely via Zoom.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Why is playing in an ensemble important?

  • Helps a student gain confidence in their playing.
  • Student’s get to socialise and make friends from other schools who play their instrument.
  • It encourages and develops improved reading of music notation – though not all ensembles require this skill.
  • Children can experience a broad variety of styles.
  • Develops listening and watching skills by creating blended sounds and following a conductor.
  • Motivation: Playing in an ensemble encourages home practise.
  • Encourages group discipline and learning.
  • Speeds up the learning and knowledge of their instrument.
  • Students get to perform in the region’s top concert venues as well as in the community through our Music Kindness events.
  • It’s fun and the start of something really special in your young person’s life!

“If your child is learning to play an instrument, I thoroughly recommend that you register them for an ensemble as soon as they can. I saw a huge difference in my daughter’s playing – it’s like several weeks’ practice rolled into one session – plus meeting so many children that played the same instrument made such a difference to her personal confidence.”
Year 3 parent, Old Trafford

Already an ensemble member?

Tell us why it’s special….. Does your child attend one of our ensembles? Drop us an email here music.service@trafford.gov.uk and we’ll feature you in our website quotes and on our social media.

Our ensemble directors

All our ensemble directors and leaders are specialists in their field and are highly experienced in working with children of all ages and abilities and your child will learn all aspects of ensemble playing. Learn about our teachers here.