One of the most important opportunities for young musicians is to meet together and play together. As well as having fun and making friends, it is key to improving as a musician and developing wider skills like team-work, respect and concentration. That's why one of our main Hub aims is to create and support Music Centres and other groups right across Cumbria. From Barrow to Carlisle we offer regular opportunities for young musicians to play together - whatever your instrument or interest.
Music Service Music Centres and Groups
Our Music Centres offer progression routes for young musicians at each stage of their musical journey - from Music Minis for 4-7 year olds, through to Wind Band and Carnival Band for older or more experienced players. Cumbria Youth Orchestra and Westmorland Youth Orchestra allow more advanced musicians to develop their ensemble skills and experience performing live music as part of something bigger. Click the links below to see what you can join in your area.
The Music Services offer a range of musical activities throughout Cumbria. Westmorland & Furness Music Service is proud to lead the Cumbria Music Hub and work with delivery partners to develop activity for all Cumbrian communities. Find our more information about the opportunities in your area:
As well as the activities directly managed by CMS there are opportunities to make music together through our partner organisations right across Cumbria. Visit their websites to find out more information:
Centre is a safe, welcoming and encouraging environment
in Workington for children and young people to develop a
love of creating music.
Carlisle Cathedral Cantate Childrens’ Choir is the Cathedral’s
community choir, singing a variety of music in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Furness Music Centre are a community group who welcome everyone,
whatever their age. FMCjuniors is an after-school club in Ulverston for primary-age children to learn an
instrument and experience playing in an orchestra.
Sound Wave run lots of different music sessions for young people
across West Cumbria.
Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust (Sunbeams), is a Charity delivering Community Music Therapy
to disabled children and adults across Cumbria in the North West of England.
They are based at the bespoke Sunbeams Music Centre, just outside of Penrith.
Orchestra are a friendly orchestra offering ensemble
opportunities for young players of all abilities in Kendal.