Cumbria Music Service

Groups to Join

The Milli Youth Choirs

When: Tuesdays 4.30 - 5.30 Junior Milli (7 - 12 year-olds) 5.30 - 6.30 Senior Milli (12 - 18 year-olds) Where: Tracie Penwarden Singing Studios, The Old Barn, Milnthorpe
  • The Milli is fully inclusive and there are no auditions; the only requirements are a commitment to the team ethos and a joy of singing.
  • ​Each choir receives tuition in vocal technique from one of the country's leading choir trainers and singing specialists in the pursuit of excellence on stage. This then gives each child a confidence which they can apply to all aspects of their life
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Flutes and Co Inspire

When: Sun 13 Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec, 5.30-6.30pm Where: Abbot Hall Social Centre, Kendal Cost: £10 per term or £30 per year Cumbria’s flute orchestra (with piccolos, C flutes, alto, bass & contra bass flutes) are looking for flute players Grades 0-3 of all ages to join us for a few pieces in our Christmas concert. For more information and a registration form, contact Sue Nicholls, Musical Director: Email: Tel 07557 919879 We’ll send you the music in advance to practice. PS We play our flutes in caves too! Christmas concert: Sun 15 Dec 3pm at St Paul’s church, ...
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Kendal Young Windband

When: Thursday 3.45-4.30pm Where: Ghyllside Primary School, Kendal Tutor: Elizabeth Gilbert 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. [maxbutton id="12" url="mailto:" text="Get in Touch" ]    [maxbutton id="8" url="" text="Apply Now" ] ...
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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. [maxbutton id="12" url="mailto:" text="Get in Touch" ]    [maxbutton id="8" url="" text="Apply Now" ] ...
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Sedbergh Town Band

Where: Sedbergh School Band Room When: Wednesdays 7-8pm Training Band6-7pm The Training Band welcomes any budding brass player – whatever your ability. The band plays full pieces of ensemble music, and offers instrument sectional rehearsals, and one-on-one tuition allowing every enthusiastic youth player to progress. [maxbutton id="2" url=""]# ...
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Sedbergh Pepperpot Music Makers

Where: Sedbergh Primary School When:  Learning and practising a musical instrument can seem a solitary pastime; part of the fun in music-making is to play with other instrumentalists. In order to give young children this experience and to foster their interest in music, the Pepperpot Music Makers ‘orchestra’ was established in October 2000. The ‘orchestra’, which rehearses after school at Sedbergh Primary School, is open to children aged 7 to 11 (including those from other schools within striking distance) who are already learning to play instruments. These may include ocarinas, recorders, guitars, keyboards as well as orchestral instruments. Folk, pop ...
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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. [maxbutton id="2" url=""] ...
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Amabile Choirs

Where: Stricklandgate Methodist Church, Kendal When: Fridays 4.30 / 6pm Amabile is a family of 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! Poco Amabile (ages 7- approx 13) Amabile Girls’ Choir (ages approx 13-19) [maxbutton id="2" url=""] [maxbutton id="6" url="mailto:"] ...
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WYO Stringalong

Where: Heron Theatre, Beetham nr Milnthorpe When: Wednesdays 4.15pm Stringalong is a mixed ability group especially for junior string players, run by the Westmorland Youth Orchestra ...
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WYO Feeder Groups

Where: Castle Street Centre, Kendal When: Fridays at 6pm Westmorland Youth Orchestra are keen to encourage players in the early stages and may have instruments available to borrow. Reasonable rates and it's free if you want to try one of the groups out. They offer feeder groups for:
  • Double Bass
  • Strings
  • Bassoon and Oboe
  • Brass
  • Trombone
  • Jazz
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