Ensembles and other music groups

Young musicians in North Lincolnshire can access ensemble playing from an early stage by joining the groups at the North Lincolnshire Music Centre. These are run by the Music Support Service and operate every Saturday during term time at Frederick Gough School from 9.45am to 12.15pm.

The First String Orchestra or First Concert Band is open to all beginner strings, wind and percussion players who have reached approximately grade 1 standard.  Progression through the various different orchestras and bands available is then made when the young person reaches the required standard, usually by teacher recommendation, culminating in the more advanced groups aimed at players grade 5 and above.

There are also smaller groups such as the Jazz Rock Band and quartets etc which run on week day evenings. These also take place at Frederick Gough School.

All of the above groups run fortnightly so that members can access different groups on alternating Saturdays should they wish to. The Music Centre also offers workshops, concerts, trips, events and funding aid to members and is a great musical family to belong to.

For more information and advice on which ensemble would suit your child please contact the Music Support Service Office on 01724 292933

Young Musicians Groups aimed at early years upwards

As part of the Music Centre there are three groups which operate every Saturday during term time. These are open to all children from 18 months up to 11 years old. These open access groups are aimed at parents and children who wish to explore musical learning from an early start and use songs, games, instruments and Kodaly methology to nurture the children’s musical mind. They are led by an experienced music tutor and are a fantastic start to your child’s musical journey, hopefully to playing an instrument for many years to come.

For more information please contact the Music Support Service on 01724 292933

Tiny Tots Music

Age: 18 months to 3 years

When: Saturday (weekly) – 9.45am to 10.30am

Cost: £5 per half term

Tots Music

Age: 4 to 7 years

When: Saturday (weekly) – 10.30am to 11.15am

Cost: £5 per half term

Original: Tetsu Taiko

Do you want to join North Lincolnshire’s premier Tetsu Taiko Group, learn to play Taiko Japanese Drums with an expert tutor and perform live? Come along to the Taiko sessions at the Music Centre, Frederick Gough school, Grange Lane South, Scunthorpe, DN16 3NG.

Tiny Taiko

Age: 4 to 8

When: Saturday (term time only) – 9.45am to 10.30am

Cost: £25 per half term

Junior Session

Age: 8 to 11

When: Saturday (term time only) – 10.15am to 11.15am

Cost: £5 per half term

Senior Session

Age: 12 to 18

When: Saturday (term time only) – 11.30am to 12.30pm

Cost: £5 per half term

For more details on any of the above groups or to register please contact the Music Support Service for more details on 01724 292933

Updated: Tetsu Taiko groups

Taiko drumming is the exciting, fast paced Japanese drumming that south of the Humber is fast gaining a national reputation with thanks to Lisa and Emma at Humber Taiko. They provide inspirational teaching which mixes the skills of drumming and music with the discipline and control of martial arts. These groups also run as part of the Music Centre every Saturday during term time at Frederick Gough School. The demand is high for this exhilarating musical art form and entry into the groups is now via a waiting list. If you would like more information or would like to add your child to the waiting list please contact the Music Support Service office on 01724 292933.

Tetsu First Taiko – open access group

Age: ages 8 and above

When: Saturday – 10.15am to 11.15am

Cost: £5

Tetsu Youth Taiko

The more proficient group is by audition or Humber Taiko recommendation:

Age: ages 8 and above

When: Saturday – 11.30am to 12.30pm

Cost: £5

For more details please contact the Music Support Service Tel: 01724 292933

Useful Links

Isle of Axholme Orchestra – Holds a concert from the standard orchestral repertoire each term – all players are welcome

Lindsey Chamber Orchestra – A community String Orchestra with a group of experienced players

Music Matters

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

National Youth Children’s Orchestra

Scunthorpe and District Choral Society – One of the best choirs in the North of England with 110 singing members

Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir

Yorkshire Young Musicians