South Lakeland

Groups to Join

Kendal Young Windband

When: Thursday 3.45-4.30pm Where: Ghyllside Primary School, Kendal Tutor: Liz Crompton We welcome woodwind, brass and percussion players from primary schools who can play and read their first scale. We perform at least three concerts a year and sometimes work together with The Queen Katherine School Windband.     ...
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Kendal Young Strings

When: Monday 4.00-5.00pm Where: Stramongate Primary School, Kendal Tutor: Debby Howrie We welcome beginner violin, viola, cello and double bass players who can play and read their first scale. We perform three concerts a year to friends and family.     ...
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Kendal Concert Band

Where: The Music Centre at  The Queen Katherine School When: 7.30pm on Monday evenings KENDAL CONCERT BAND are always on the lookout for new members and we will always try to make space for you if you want to come along and join the team. We are an inclusive, non-auditioning group, though a reasonable standard of playing is needed to cope with the rigours of performing. We play at a variety of venues from concert hall to park bandstand. The band is conducted by Rob Duesbury, who teaches guitar with Cumbria Music Service ...
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Cumbria Youth Choir

Where: Trinity School Carlisle When: 6 Sundays throughout the year Cumbria Youth Choir launched in 2017, and has it's first major performance at The Sands in July. The choir is open to experienced singers, from Year 9 upwards, who are looking for a new musical challenge and is lead by award-winning choir director and vocal coach, Charlotte Jackson. We welcome singers from across Cumbria ...
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Cumbria Youth Orchestra

Where: Trinity School Carlisle When: 6 Sundays throughout the year Cumbria Youth Orchestra is a group of young musicians of around grade 5-8 standard. We play a huge variety of orchestral music with a professional conductor. Rehearsals are supported by our team of specialist professional tutors. So if you want to perform in a variety of musical settings, improve your ensemble skills and raise the level of your playing we’d love to hear from you. This season promises to be another exciting one with the introduction of our new conductor Leon Reimer. Leon is an experienced conductor who is especially ...
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Burneside Brass

Where: Burneside Cricket club
When: Thursday evening 7.30-9.30
Burneside Brass is a brass 'contesting' band based near Kendal. We have a junior Academy Band which meets weekly. Complete beginners are also welcome and instruments can be made available ...
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Flutes & Co

Where: Castle Street Centre (detached room), Kendal LA9 7AD When: twice a month on a Sunday eve 6-8pm (set up and tune up from 5.45pm) Flutes & Co flute orchestra welcomes flute players of all ages (Grade 4+). We are a friendly group of 30 flute players (aged 13-75) from across South Lakes and North Lancashire. Members will have a chance to play piccolos, alto, bass and contra bass flutes. We put on at least 2 concerts a year. The music we play includes arrangements of classical music, popular music, jazz and some of the members arrange and compose new music for the group. At the moment we're working on ...
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Brewery Youth

Where: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays Drum Trax 7-11 years Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm Drum Trax 12-16 years Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm | A fun, creative and affordable way of learning popular music on drum kit and percussion. Develop technique whilst exploring classic and current drum tracks. You will soon be hitting the right beat Voice Trax 11-16 Yrs Wednesday 4-5pm Sing current and classic tunes, build confidence, develop vocal technique and perform with a live band. All levels welcome and no audition necessary ...
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Amabile Choirs

Where: Stricklandgate Methodist Church, Kendal Amabile is a family of three choirs for girls offering excellent tuition and performance experience, concerts, competitions, festivals, workshops and masterclasses. Amabile has toured abroad to Germany, Belgium, Washington DC, Provence, Thessaloniki, Ontario Canada and New York State and appeared on the BBC in Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year and Songs of Praise! Piccolo Group (ages 5-6) Poco Amabile (ages 7- approx 13) Amabile Girls’ Choir (ages approx 13-19) ...
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Westmorland Youth Orchestra

Where: Castle Street Youth Centre, Kendal When: Friday 7-9.30pm in term time The WYO is an orchestra of about 50 young people from around the South Lakeland area, aged between 12-18. We play new pieces that have been especially composed for the orchestra, music from classical composers, and also older music going back a few hundred years. We usually present 3 concerts each year ...
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Hawkshead Wind Band

Where: Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School Hall

When: Friday 6.30 – 7.30pm during term time

We are an amateur music-making group with wind players of all ages (currently 9-55+yrs) and all abilities meeting regularly to rehearse and perform.

Find out more: tel 015394 36100


Milnthorpe Steel Band

Milnthorpe steel band

Where: The Creative Confectionary Company, Carnforth

When: Tuesday 5.30-7.00pm

South Lakes own community Steel Band – we welcome new members from age 8 upwards. Musical ability not necessary.

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Sedbergh Town Band

Sedburgh town band

Where: Sedbergh Primary School

When: Saturdays 10-11am during term time

Welcoming any budding brass player – whatever your ability. The band plays full pieces of ensemble music, can have instrument sectional rehearsals, and one-on-one tuition allowing every enthusiastic youth player to progress.

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Lakeland Fiddlers

Where: Castle Street, Kendal

When: Tuesdays 7.30-9.30

We also have an open session on the second Tuesday of each month at Hawkshead Brewery in Stavely.

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