Accent Music Education Hub Ensembles   

Accent MEH run a number of regular ensembles which cater for young (and sometimes older!) musicians of all abilities. There are no fees for any of our ensembles. Please get in touch to find out more information.

Accent Community Ensemble

WHEN: Thursdays, Term Time, 6.30pm-8pm

WHERE: The SMILE Centre Orford, WA2 9BX

LEVEL: All abilities welcome!

AGES: All ages - including adult players

INSTRUMENTS: Brass, Woodwind, Percussion

GENRES: From Pop to classical and everything between!

CONDUCTORS: Karl Stott

CONTACT: ensembles@hwmss.org

Halton Strings

WHEN: Wednesdays, Term Time, 5.30pm-7pm

WHERE: Wade Deacon High School, WA8 7TD

LEVEL: Grade 1-8

AGES: School-aged players

INSTRUMENTS: All string instruments

GENRES: From Baroque to Rock and everything between!

CONDUCTOR: Jim Taylor

CONTACT: ensembles@hwmss.org

Halton Schools’ Wind Band

WHEN: Wednesdays, Term Time, 5pm-7pm (Transport available for Runcorn Students)

WHERE: Wade Deacon High School, WA8 7TD

LEVEL: Grade3 +

AGES: School-aged players

INSTRUMENTS: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

GENRES: Wide range including Films Scores, Popular Music and Band Repertoire

CONDUCTOR: Lyndzi Williams

CONTACT: ensembles@hwmss.org

Splinters/ Splinters Street Band

WHEN: Sundays, 10am-1pm

WHERE: Farnworth Methodist Church Hall, WA8 9JX

LEVEL: By nomination through music tutor/ school

AGES: School-aged players

INSTRUMENTS: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

GENRES: Contemporary and specially commissioned work

CONDUCTORS:  Lucy Pankhurst, Paul McGhee

CONTACT: ensembles@hwmss.org  or www.splintersensemble.co.uk

Halton Rising Stars Ensemble

WHEN: Wednesdays, Term Time, 5.30pm-7pm (Transport available for Runcorn Students)

WHERE: Wade Deacon High School, WA8 7TD

LEVEL: Open to any pupils who can play at least 5 notes on their instrument.

AGES: School-aged players

INSTRUMENTS: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

CONDUCTOR: Julia Wells

GENRES: From Pop to classical and everything between!

CONTACT: ensembles@HWMSS.org

Strings Out Loud

WHEN:  Wednesdays, Term Time, 3.30pm-4.30pm

WHERE: The SMILE Centre Orford, WA2 9BX

LEVEL: From 2 terms of Whole Class Playing upwards

AGES: 9 upwards

INSTRUMENTS: Violin, cello, other strings welcomed

CONDUCTOR: Judith McAuslan and Carlie Ward

GENRES: Varied repertoire to suit

CONTACT: jmcauslan@smceps.org

Foden’s Junior Band

WHEN: Once per month, dates set by Foden’s

WHERE: Lymm High School, WA13 0RB

LEVEL: Grades 2-5

AGES: 18 and under

INSTRUMENTS: Brass and Percussion

CONDUCTOR: Anna Hughes-Williams

GENRES: Traditional Brass Band Repertoire

CONTACT: fodensband.co.uk/youth-band/junior-band-application

Halton Schools Intermediate Wind Band

WHEN: Wednesdays, Term Time, 5.30pm-7pm (Transport available for Runcorn Students)

WHERE: Wade Deacon High School, WA8 7TD

LEVEL: Grade 1 plus

AGES: School-aged players

INSTRUMENTS: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

CONDUCTOR: Andrea Price

GENRES: From Pop to classical and everything between!

CONTACT: ensembles@HWMSS.org

 

 

Halton Rising Stars Ensemble

WHEN: Wednesdays, Term Time, 5.30pm-7pm (Transport available for Runcorn Students)

WHERE: Wade Deacon High School, WA8 7TD

LEVEL: Open to any pupils who can play at least 5 notes on their instrument.

AGES: School-aged players

INSTRUMENTS: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

CONDUCTOR: Julia Wells

GENRES: From Pop to classical and everything between!

CONTACT: ensembles@HWMSS.org

 

Warrington Rising Stars Ensemble

WHEN: Thursdays, Term Time, 6.00pm-7pm

WHERE: The SMILE Centre Orford, WA2 9BX

LEVEL: Open to any pupils who can play at least 5 notes on their instrument.

AGES: All ages - including adult players

INSTRUMENTS: Brass, Woodwind, Percussion

GENRES: From Pop to classical and everything between!

CONDUCTOR: Julia Wells

CONTACT: ensembles@hwmss.org

   External Ensembles   

In addition to the various Accent Ensembles and those taking place in schools across the region, a number of other organisations run ensembles in the area that are open to young musicians. Please contact the organisations directly with any queries you may have. 

Warrington Youth Orchestra

WHEN: Saturdays, Term Time, 9am-12noon

WHERE: Bridgewater High School, WA4 3AE

LEVEL: All abilities- different groups available   

AGES: School-aged players

INSTRUMENTS: All Instruments

CONDUCTORS: Please see WYO website

GENRES: Various

CONTACT: info@warringtonyouthorchestra.org.uk 

Foden’s Youth Band

WHEN: One Sunday per month, dates set by Foden’s, 9:45-13:15

WHERE: Sandbach School, CW11 3NS

LEVEL: Grade 5 +

AGES: 21 and under    

INSTRUMENTS: Brass and Percussion

CONDUCTOR: Ian Raisbeck

GENRES: Traditional Brass Band Repertoire

CONTACT: fodensband.co.uk/youth-band/join-our-youth-band

North Cheshire Wind Orchestra

WHEN: Fridays, 7.30pm-10pm

WHERE: Bridgewater High School, WA4 5JL

LEVEL: Grade 5 +

AGES: 13 and over

INSTRUMENTS: Woodwind, Brass and percussion

CONDUCTOR: Andrew Mallon

GENRES: Specially commissioned compositions and

CONTACT: northcheshire.org.uk/contact

ADDRESS

Pyramid Arts Centre

Palmyra Square South

Warrington

WA1 1BL
 

Tel: 01925 442097

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