South Lakeland

Groups to Join

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 and sometimes work together with The Queen Katherine School Windband.    ...
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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.    ...
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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
  • The Milli is a fun ...
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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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Lakeland Fiddlers

Open Tunes Session When: 2nd Tuesday of month Where: Ruskins Cafe bar in the middle of Kendal (top of Finkle St). Specialising in Lakeland repertoire, but come and share your own favourites... all welcome ...
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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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