Ensembles

Come & play – String Ensembles

The basis of a symphony orchestra is its string section. A string ensemble is the best way to learn how to play together, whilst having fun. Come and play! Details on how to register and try out an ensemble are at the bottom of the page.

Junior String Ensemble

The String Ensemble is vibrant and friendly giving players their first experience of ensemble playing. They rehearse on a Monday evening from 5.15pm to 6.15pm.  The ensemble is aimed at beginners who have been playing their instrument for at least one term. As well as studying a range of music, we develop reading skills and performance skills. Repertoire will improve and build on 1st, 2nd and 3rd fingers (4th fingers for cellists)

Time: Monday, term time – 5.15pm – 6.15pm
Venue: Claremont Centre, Sale

Children will learn correct sitting posture and concert etiquette.  They will also learn how to annotate their own music, so they will need to bring a pencil to rehearsals.

Intermediate String Orchestra

Our beginner/intermediate string orchestra runs on a Friday evening from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Players gain experience and have the incentive of moving up to our Youth String Orchestra. It is suitable for string players of Grade 2 and above, to join just come and try it out!

Time: Friday, term time, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Claremont Centre, Sale

Youth Strings Orchestra (postponed until further notice)

This is our higher level dedicated string orchestra. It is fed by players from our intermediate strings orchestra and those who pass an informal audition.  The standard is approximately Grade 3 upwards. It runs on a Friday evening from 5.15pm to 6.15pm.  An informal audition can be arranged throughout the school year – please email music.service@trafford.gov.uk to arrange.

Time: Friday, term time, 5.20pm – 6.20pm
Venue: Claremont Centre, Sale

How to Join A String Ensemble

Register for a string ensemble membership here.

If you are new to Trafford Music Service, start by selecting ‘New Student’.

Any queries – please email music.service@trafford.gov.uk