South Lakeland


Groups to Join

WYO Training Strings

Where: Castle Street Centre, Kendal When: Between 5.45pm and 6.55pm at the Castle Street Centre on Fridays during WYO term time (starting 17 September 2021). The WYO Training Strings, also known as WYOTS, will resume from September 2021. The group is run by our cello tutor, Rachel Moore and welcomes players of approximately grade 2 standard upwards to play in a friendly and fun atmosphere ...
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Kendal Young Wind

When: Thursday 3.45-4.30pm Where: Ghyllside Primary School, Kendal Tutor: Isobel Mortimer 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. This year we are working with Westmorland Youth Orchestra to offer the opportunity to progress to the WYO Windband and Main Orchestra.    ...
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Kendal Young Strings

When: Monday 4.30 -5.30pm 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. This year we are working with Westmorland Youth Orchestra to offer the opportunity to progress to the WYO Junior String Group and Main Orchestra.    ...
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WYO Windband

Where? Castle Street Centre, Kendal When? Between 5.45pm and 6.55pm at the Castle Street Centre on Fridays during WYO term time (from September 2021). The Wind Band is a new group from September 2021 run in collaboration with Cumbria Music Service. It will be directed by Isobel Mortimer and will welcome players of approximately grade 2 standard upwards to play in a friendly and fun atmosphere. ​ ...
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Westmorland Youth Orchestra

Where: Castle Street 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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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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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. # ...
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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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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) ...
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Milnthorpe Steel Band

Where: Unit A, Mainline Industrial Estate, Crooklands Road, Milnthorpe When: Tuesday 5.30-7.00pm South Lakes own community Steel Band – we welcome new members from age 8 upwards. Anyone is welcome to come and ‘have a go’ - musical ability not necessary ...
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