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Music School

There are three main groups of activities.

Open Access Music Groups

These activities are available to pupils on a first come first served basis and there is no prerequisite to read music.

  • Mini Musicians
  • Music Kindergarten
  • Young Music Makers
  • More Music Makers
  • Recorder Club
  • World Music Club
  • Singing Club

Redbridge Music School Clubs

  • Guitar Club
  • Oboe Club
  • Clarinet Club
  • Flute Club
  • String Club
  • Maxi Strings
  • Midi Strings
  • Mini Strings
  • Stringles
  • Brass Club
  • Brass Monkeys
  • Folk Music Club, ‘Fiddles & Co.’

Redbridge Music School Ensembles and Choirs 

A range of ensembles and choirs offering a progression through different levels of ability. Access and progression through the ensembles is determined by annual auditions.

  • Junior String Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra
  • Junior Wind Band, Intermediate Wind Band & Symphonic Band
  • Intermediate Choir & Youth Choir
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Brass Band
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Recorder Ensemble

How to join

Music for Younger People and World Music Clubs

These activities are available to pupils on a first come first served basis and there is no need to be able to read music before you start. Contact the John Savage Centre to find out about the current availability of spaces.

Redbridge Music School Clubs

A young player who has lessons at school may enrol for membership of a club without audition. The clubs give pupils ensemble and performance experience and a means of sampling what Music School has to offer. Club membership is normally for a maximum of two years after which pupils are required to audition for Music School.
The following are required:

  • the recommendation of the Music Service instrumental teacher
  • the permission of the day-school head teacher.

Redbridge Music School Ensembles and Choirs

Membership of Redbridge Music School depends on selection by competitive audition to play in an ensemble. Pupils are generally expected to have reached a minimum level equivilant to that of Associated Board Grade 3 (London Borough of Redbridge Stage II exam).

  • Auditions are arranged in May each year for entry in the following September.
  • Pupils who audition will usually be asked to prepare a set piece, scales and to perform a piece of their own choice. There may also be some aural tests and general musical questions.
  • A limited number of 30 minute individual lessons are allocated as a result of these auditions.