Hub Partners and Venues

Barnetby Silver Band

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Barnetby Silver Band is the longest existing band in the area. It prides itself on the friendly atmosphere which attracts players from all over the Lincolnshire area including local youngsters who are taught brass instruments in the Junior Band so they can progress to the senior band.

Barnetby Silver Band have an open door policy and welcome players young and old, beginner or experience.


Tel: 07742 499457


Barton Town Band

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Barton Town Band has been Barton-upon-Humber’s band for more than 140 years. It traces its origins to Hall’s Ropery Band and later to the famous Barton Cycle Works Silver Band (Elswick Hopper). The organisation has had many high points over the years, not least of which playing at the National Brass Bands Finals at the Royal Albert Hall.

We continue to develop our Youth & Junior Bands which have more than 80 players between them. This gives local people an opportunity to learn a worthwhile skill.



Brigg singers

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Brigg Singers is a mixed choir of sopranos, altos, tenors and bases. Recently we have been singing more songs with the men as one group. They meet on a Monday evening from 7:30pm until 9:15 at Brigg Methodist Chapel.

New members are always welcome and do not have to undergo an audition. Ages range twenty to seventy plus.


Tel: 01724 762394




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Charanga Musical School is an exciting digital resource to help teach the new Primary Music curriculum. With a complete music scheme for the new curriculum and an alternative ‘freestyle’ mode to create your own scheme using the huge library of resources it is suitable for Generalist and Specialist music teachers.


Tel: 01273 823900



Folks Lincs

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Folklincs aim to preserve folk music, song and dance in North Lincolnshire and surrounding areas. We have produced a folk map and CD of North Lincolnshire and are in the process of developing a Folk School at the Ropewalk in Barton Upon Humber.

Folklincs also run the North Lincolnshire Youth Folk Ensemble(NLYFE) and in lockdown created the North Lincolnshire Virtual session FB page. They can be contacted through their FB page

or email or call on 07717471878.



Grimsby Bach Choir

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Grimsby Bach Choir is a friendly chamber choir performing a wide range of music to high standards.

The Choir was formed in November 1968 by its first conductor, Robert Walker. It developed its own identity by performing two concerts of major works each year and a Christmas Wassail.

Steven Maxson was appointed as the Choir’s fouth Musical Director in November 2001. Since this date the Choir has performed a wide range of repertoire from acorss six centuries or more in venues across North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and beyond.




Humber Taiko

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Humber Taiko exists to support the development of Taiko drumming across the Humber region. Taiko is Japanese ensemble drumming, incorporating catchy rhythms and dynamic choreography. Humber Taiko delivers a number of performances and projects at festivals, events and schools. We work in partnership with local music hubs and local authorities to provide drumming ensemble groups such as Tetsu Taiko in Scunthorpe and Gyoko Taiko in Grimsby.



Tel: 07742 980 106


Isle of Axholme Orchestra

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The Isle of Axholme Orchestra is a quality community orchestra which performs a mixture of standard classical repertoire alongside lesser known and new works. We have a built a reputation in recent years for fun, unusual and quirky concerts which has included accompanying a silent movie.

We rehearse at Ashby Wesley Methodist Church on Tuesday evening (7pm-9pm) during term time.

Although we perform at a high standard, we are very keen to include as wide a range of musicians as possible, and so all the orchestral players are welcome especially strings.


Tel: 07515336523



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CapeUK is an independent not-for-profit organisation committed to improving the lives of children and young people. It prepares them to face the future with creativity and self-belief.

CapeUK have extensive experience supporting arts, cultural, youth, education, film and heritage sector organisations to develop service for children and young people.

CapeUK is regional agency for Artsmark and Arts Award.

Tel: 07702 202874


Lincolnshire Music and Arts Education Hub

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Lincolnshire Music Service is the lead organisation of the Lincolnshire Music and Arts Education Hub (LMAEH).

The hub consists of around 20 partners, united to provide the best possible music opportunities for children and young people within the country and beyond. One of the 6 Arts Council England hubs in East Midlands, provides a significant shift in the way music education is deliver both in and out of the classroom. Schools, professional organisations, higher and further education institutions and other Arts Council funded organisations working in the local area are coming together to present a joined-up approach to music education.


Tel: 01522 552818


Lindsey Chamber Orchestra

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The Lindsey Chamber Orchestra is a North Lincolnshire based community String Orchestra with invited members drawn from a group of experienced players. We occasionally ask additional players to join us, particularly if a member leaves, but it is necessary to maintain a balance of parts within the ensemble.

The orchestra also provides a platform for solo wind/brass/percussion players when the repertoire demands it.

The group currently gives three concerts per year around North Lincolnshire with repertoire encompassing all periods from the Baroque to the 20th & 21st centuries.

Email :

Tel: 01652 632587



Maxson Music

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Maxson Music are providers of classical musicians for all occasions. If you need any of the following we can provide them in-house:

string quartet
a violin duo
a string trio
a singer
a pianist
an organist
a conductor
a choral workshop leader
a choir
keyboard players


We are able to source musicians using our network of link. Exam, festival and concert accompanists are also available.





North Lincolnshire Arts Development

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The main role of the North Lincolnshire Arts Development service is to help arts organisations and artists who live and work in North Lincolnshire. The aim is to work with them to develop a thriving arts community.

The council works with organisations and artists to develop their own practice, organise projects and find funding for their work.  Arts Development also works towards increasing participation in the arts, increasing attendance at arts events and programmes and supports Music4U activities in North Lincolnshire which enables children in challenging circumstances to access music making activites.


Tel:01724 296039


North East Lincolnshire Music Hub

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North East Lincs Music Hub are a group of organisations who are passionate about delivery excellent music education for children and young people in North East Lincolnshire.



North Lincolnshire Council

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North Lincolnshire Council is the authority of North Lincolnshire.



North Lincolnshire Music Centre

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The North Lincolnshire Music Centre is held during term time on Saturday mornings. It brings together young musicians from across the area to make music in various different ensembles.

The North Lincolnshire Music Centre is tutored by expert staff from the Music Support Service and is based at Frederick Gough School.

Instrumentalists have a wide variety of ensembles to choose from on alternating Saturdays with 3 orchestras, 2 concert bands and a jazz rock band available for all players ranging from approximately grade 1 standard through to grade 8.

The Music Centre also hosts the Tetsu Taiko groups and Young Music Maker groups.

Email :

Tel: 01724 2992933


Noise Academy

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Noise Academy offers a one day a week platform where students can express themselves creatively through arts like DJing, Rapping, Music Production and Beatboxing.

Working with students who may previously have found adhering to school structures challenging, our sessions increase motivation to attend school; providing them with a sense of direction and passion. The sense of success will then breed confidence which will consequently further engage students and drive academic progress and attainment.

Tel: 07852973797



Orchestras Live

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Orchestras Live is a national music charity. It is passionate that people from all backgrounds should have the opportunity to participate in, influence and enjoy the highest quality orchestral provision, regardless of their age or geographical location.

Our partnerships with a national network of promoters, the country’s leading orchestras and music education hubs gives us a unique ability to ensure that the widest possible audiences, particularly those who are geographically and socially isolated, can be inspired by the excellence of professional British orchestras.


Tel: 02075201494



Scunthorpe & District Choral Society

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The Scunthorpe and District Choral Society is a thriving, vibrant and welcoming choir with 110 singing members. Concerts are varied and exciting. The Choir enjoys a fine reputation as one of the best choirs in the North of England. Professional tuition is given at all rehearsals to people of differing abilities and musicianship.

The Choral Society meets on Thursday nights between September & April at Bottesford Baptist Church, Chancel Road, Bottesford, DN16 3LD and rehearsals starts at 7:30pm.


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  • Supporting and promoting Arts Award
  • Supporting regional Artists and creative organisations working with young people to raise aspiration, facilitate high quality arts experiences and promote cultural awareness.
  • Training and support for teachers and artists in Drama, Dance, Art, Craft and Design.
  • Promoting the creative use of technology to enhance learning through arts and culture. is fully committed to the safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults. The group values and respects quality providers from all the sectors and seeks to complement and extend existing opportunities by offering outstanding quality and value for money options.


Tel: 01724 732292


Study Parks

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Study Parks represents two sports clubs in North Lincolnshire and their associated on-site learning centres:

  1. Study United FC
  2. Study Heslam

These two study support centres are based at Scunthorpe United Football Club & Heslam Park Rugby and Cricket Club. They offer a diverse range of services for schools. The centres use the unique environment of the clubs setting to provide a stimulating and exciting learning environment for children, young people and teaching professionals.

We are an integral part of North Lincolnshire Council and work in close partnership with colleagues across Learning, Skills & Culture to make a positive impact on a range of learner outcomes.


Tel: 01724 747686


The Baths Hall

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The Baths Hall is a multi-format, multi-functional entertainment venue in the centre of Scunthorpe. It offers an eclectic programme of events including comedy, family shows and music.

The venue is also host to numerour local events and works with local community groups, schools and organisations.




The North Lincolnshire Music & Drama Festival

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Our young people are our future and the world is their stage. We at Brigg Festival believe that each of our performers has taken away from our Festival, not just a few friends and happy memories, but something that will greatly benefit them in future years.



The North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership

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The North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership offers School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).

The key characteristic of this route is that it is like an apprenticeship model of training, rather than being based at a university or college:

– you can experience a number of teaching practice placements
– you are based in a host school for two terms, and in another school for the               majority of one term as a second school placement
– you will benefit from high quality training based at the Learning          Development Centre (a fully equipped and well resourced professional development centre in Scunthorpe) as well as in a range of schools across and beyond North Lincolnshire.

Tel: 01724 297119


The Ropewalk

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The Ropewalk is a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts. It offers film, theatre, comedy and music. It has a programme of original artists with music from all genres. It offers opportunities for young people to experience shows from visiting artists.

The Ropewalk houses:

  • four gallery spaces
  • a scultpure garden
  • coffee shop
  • facilities for room hire
  • printmaking and picture framing

The centre is situated slightly to the east of the Humber Bridge on the southern bank of the River Humber. It stretches out towards the bank and is almost a quarter of a mile long.


Tel: 01652 660380


The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is the resident orchestra of The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe. The Orchestra also runs an award- winning community and education programme RPO Resound which is marking its 25th anniversary in 2018.

Using music as a powerful and inspirational tool, RPO Resound is delivered by specially trained musicians and leaders from the Orchestra. It enables greater access to and engagement with world-class music making in the wider community – from homeless shelters to hospices, youth clubs to prisons and from early yeard to higher education.


Tel: 020 7608 880


The Scunthorpe Co-operative Choir

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The Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir and Training Choir is an upper voice choir and has been performing for more than 85 years. It owes its genesis to the Cooperative Movement and links are still fostered and maintained where appropriate. The choir is embedded in the local community of Scunthorpe and the rural areas of North Lincolnshire. It has an ‘open access’ ethos, welcoming all children into its ranks and training them up to the highest standards. The choir aims to raise the aspirations of all those who sing and is known as an ambassador for the area and Scunthorpe in particular.

In addition to the Main Choir, there are two training choirs with children starting as young as three years of age. The organisation cherishes the training choirs, which ensure continuity and progression.




The Scunthorpe & North Lincs Concert Society

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Since 1949 the Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society has promoted an annual series of classical chamber music concerts by professional artists of international renown.

We have over 100 members.

Concerts are held monthly on Fridays between October and April at Outwood Academy Foxhills, Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ. Located on the site of former Foxhills Technology College, the Academy has a theatre equipped to professional standards with convenient on-site car parking and easy access to the concert room.



The Shower Singers Community Choir

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The Shower Singers Community Choir sprang into life in September 2011 and now has a membership of around 70 members who simply enjoy a really good sing.

The choir sings a very varied repertoire of pieces ranging from

  • music from the shows
  • pop classics
  • gospel
  • to just beautiful tradition songs.

The Shower Singers perform regularly. They give concerts in North Lincolnshire and they are also happy too accept request from further afield. They meet every tuesday evening at John Leggott College in the music and arts block from 6pm to 7:30om. The fee is just £3 per week.


Tel: 01724 351009


The Voices Foundation

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The Voices Foundation exists to help children and young people to fulfil their musical potential. We believe that music is a powerful asset, and children who engage in musical learning gain academic and social advantages which can transform their lives.

The Voices Foundation works in partnership with Music Education Hubs, Academy Chains and individual primary and nursery schools to provide an excellent and inclusive music education. We have the expertise and ambition to facilitate whole school, singing-based musical learning enabling children to become proficient musicians. Our immersive whole staff CPD programmes, and specialist-led choral programmes, are sustainable and transformational.


Tel: 02075201430


Time Out Drum Therapy

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Time Out Drum Therapy works with

  • children with a range of needs
  • teaching staff in a number or North Lincolnshire schools, including special schools and inclusion units.

We provide solutions to emotional, challenging and other behavioural problems through drum therapy

Children and staff have reported:

  • significant improvements in the levels of behaviour
  • reductions in the number of temporary exclusions
  • less distruption to other pupils
  • improvements in the ability of children to engage with the curriculum.

We work in a number of residential care homes for people with learning disabilities in North and North East Lincolnshire.


Tel: 07824600813