Information about when the East Riding intermediate ensembles, what the opportunites are to play in band or orchestra, the requirements of membership, when to apply to join an ensemble, when do they perform and other useful websites.
The repertoire played by the members of this ensemble is of a more challenging standard than that of the string training orchestra. With a greater emphasis on the technical and stylistic variety of musical genres, the ensemble aims to further develop ensemble skills and provide an increased challenge for the players.
The entry requirement is grade three or equivalent. There are a number of performance opportunities for members throughout the year.
Contact: Mr Peter Walker Schools' Music Service Tel: (01482) 392685
Rehearsal Dates for the Intermediate String Ensemble (pdf 27kb opens in new window)
Application Form for the Intermediate String Ensemble (pdf 74kb opens in new window)
The intermediate wind band aims to develop important ensemble skills in an enjoyable environment. The band performs two to three concerts per year in a variety of venues. The music performed is varied and ranges from classical through to pop, hopefully catering for all tastes!
The minimum entry requirement is grade two.
Rehearsal Dates for the Intermediate Wind Band (pdf 27kb opens in new window)
Application Form for the Intermediate Wind Band (pdf 104kb opens in new window)
Fusion provides an opportunity for young singers to rehearse and perform as a group. The repertoire includes gospel and popular music, and is focused on contemporary music, improvisation and free-styling.
Rehearsal Dates for East Riding Fusion Choir (pdf 122kb opens in new window)
Application Form for East Riding Fusion Choir (pdf 123kb opens in new window)
The Schools' Music Service provides a number of opportunities for young musicians under the age of 19 residing in the East Riding of Yorkshire to play in a variety of ensembles with players of similar abilities.
Members should be in full time education and be recommended by their teacher as being of a suitable standard.
An exam need not necessarily have been taken. Places in some ensembles may be limited, especially for more popular instruments and candidates may be asked to join a waiting list or undertake a short audition.
New members are welcomed twice a year in September and January/February and it is advisable that applications are in before these dates. Where specified entry grades are for The Associated Board or its equivalent.
Concerts are given at various venues across the county both in formal concert settings and in the open air.
2016/17 will see the east riding ensembles performing in venues such as Beverley Minster, the Spa, Bridlington and at the annual open air concert at Wassand Hall.
There is a list of useful websites below, as recommended by us.
Please note: the Schools' Music Service and East Riding of Yorkshire Council is not responsible for the content of any of the websites listed below.
The UK Association for Music Education (external website)
The Friends of the East Riding Youth Orchestras (external website)
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (external website)
Music for Youth (external website)
British Trombone Society (external website)
Click on the link below to see the current events diary where you will find details of forthcoming concerts and events for intermediate students.
East Riding Ensembles Concert List (pdf 74kb opens in a new window)