Bands & Orchestras

Experience the fun of group music-making by joining a Musicale band or orchestra.
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We’ve got Bands and Orchestras available for people of all ages.
Please see below for more information on each of these offerings.

Friday Band

Musicale Wind Band meets on a Friday evening during term time from 6.30 – 7.30pm and is Conducted by Charlotte Wales [Whitfield] assisted by Emily Newman.

It caters for school age players of all abilities and is divided into Junior and Senior according to ability but will also play together for some pieces.

The repertoire includes music from Film, TV and Musicals.

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Adult Band

Musicale Adult Wind Band meets on Wednesday evenings from 8 – 9pm and is Conducted by Luke Pinkstone. It includes Wind, Brass and Percussion Players of all ages over 18  and of very mixed ability.

The wonderful Conductor chooses music with parts to suit the ability of the membership. They play mostly light music. Term begins for this group on 18th September.

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Saturday Strings

Musicale Saturday Strings meets every Saturday morning from 10 – 11am and is Conducted by Amanda Newman.  It is for children who play Violin, Viola or Cello of approximately Grades 1 – 4.

The sort of Repertoire played, varies from Classical  to Folk, TV and musical theatre.

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Adult Strings

Musicale Adult String Ensemble meets four times a term on Saturday afternoons at 2pm and is for string players [Violin, Viola, Cello] of mixed ability.  The remaining dates for 2017 are September 30th, October 14th and November 11th and 25th.

This is a fun group for adults who may have played, 25 years ago or for those who have more recently taken up an instrument.

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Senior Orchestra

Our Musicale Senior Orchestra is held on Monday 7.15-8.30pm and is for Grade 5 – 8 secondary school children

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Below are some pics from the various groups

We work on a programme of music to perform to family and friends at the end of each term. Our philosophy is that each group should reach its potential, but always with fun along the way.

What our clients say

Musicale has made music accessible and relevant to our children, but most importantly of all it has provided an environment where it is fun to learn and make music!- Rebecca Mitchell
I just wanted to let you know that Ruth had a fantastic time on the Young Artists course and loved attending all the concerts too. Thank you for organising for her to attend and for “firing her up” to play music during this coming year.- Clare Harding
Thank you for such a wonderful week at Musicale- I really enjoyed every aspect of the course, and everyone was so friendly and welcoming despite the fact that I was “new” and hadn't been coming for half of my life.- Izzy Cocker
Just wanted to get in touch to say Molly had an absolute ball at the summer course in July. She is really fired up and practising like mad. It is extremely worrying! I thought we had got away without any of our children showing any urges to go into the music world, but it seems we might have misjudged Molly.- Tony Robb
My daughters really love Musicale in Cambridge. It is an action packed week, serious music making, serious FUN as well as making new friends. I am amazed at the parent concert at the end of the week how many orchestral pieces the children have learnt as well as the songs and percussion pieces. The team that lead the week are fantastic, extremely talented and good fun. My older daughter (age 15) is off to Harpenden this year but my ten-year-old daughter is staying in Cambridge and taking a friend with her - they can't wait.- Sophie Stafford
Our son has been attending Musicale courses since he was 9 years old. He began at Guildford and as his playing progressed he joined the Harpenden family of boarders. The professional inspirational staff manage to teach to a high standard whilst keeping a sense of fun throughout. Friendships forged over the years between the students remain supportive and true.I would recommend these courses to any parent of a musical child.Our son turns 18 this year so it is his last as a student. He hopes to return as a helper in the future Well done Gill and Caroline for creating a wonderful institution.- Michele Lines-Davies

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