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Holiday music groups

Holiday music groups

We have four holiday courses each year for pupils aged 6 to 18 years.

The courses take place at Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, NW5 2DB during the first weekend of all half terms.

The weekends help young people improve their instrumental skills as well as giving them the chance to make music with others and perform in a concert.

The holiday courses have an annual membership fee which is split into 3 installments. You will need to pay for the year, even if you are not able to attend all the dates.

Holiday music groups brochure

Camden SuperGroups

Details: The SuperGroups are for primary aged players of strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, piano and guitar. Members have been learning for more than a term and can read some music or chords. Everyone who plays an instrument is welcome.

Cost: £249.421 paid in 3 installments of £83.14 (help is available to those eligible for free school meals)

Next Steps: Holiday groups for secondary aged players below

Term dates 2023 - 2024

  • October 20, 21, 22
  • February 9, 10, 11
  • April 12, 13, 14
  • May 24, 25, 26

Guitar Band

Details: For guitar players who can read printed music or tab, and who have been learning for at least a year. Classical and electric guitarists are welcome. As well as informal concerts at the end of every course the Guitar Band will play in the Spring festival at LSO St Luke's.

Cost: £249.42 paid in 3 installments of £83.14 (help is available to those eligible for free school meals)

Term dates 2023 - 2024

  • October 20, 21, 22
  • February 9, 10, 11
  • April 12, 13, 14
  • May 24, 25, 26 

Camden Philharmonia

Details: For primary aged violin, viola and cello players of grade 1+ level who can read printed music. Philharmonia perform in a concert at the end of every course.

Cost: £249.42 paid in 3 installments of £83.14 (help is available to those eligible for free school meals)

Next steps: Camden Concertante

Term dates 2023 - 2024

  • October 20, 21, 22
  • February 9, 10, 11
  • April 12, 13, 14
  • May 24, 25, 26

Camden Concertante

Details: For secondary aged violin, viola and cello players who can read printed music. As well as informal concerts at the end of every course Concertante will play in the Spring festival at LSO St Luke's.

Cost: £249.42 paid in 3 installments of £83.14 (help is available to those eligible for free school meals)

Next steps: Camden Youth Orchestra

Term dates 2023 - 2024

  • October 20, 21, 22
  • February 9, 10, 11
  • April 12, 13, 14
  • May 24, 25, 26

Camden Youth Orchestra (CYO)

Details: For secondary school aged players of grade 4+ level. The CYO meets on four weekends a year. The orchestra has played at major London venues and tours every two years. As well as informal concerts at the end of every course the CYO will play in the Spring festival at LSO St Luke's.

Cost: £289.80 paid in 3 installments of £96.60 (help is available to those eligible for free school meals)

Next steps: Higher education ensembles

Term dates 2023 - 2024

  • September 23 (1.00 - 4.00)
  • October 20, 21, 22
  • January 7 (10.00 - 3.30)
  • February 9, 10, 11
  • April 12, 13, 14

Camden Philharmonic Band

Details: For brass, woodwind and percussion players of grade 3+ level who love to play music from stage and screen, as well as light Western classical music. As well as informal concerts at the end of every course the Philharmonic Band will play in the Spring festival at LSO St Luke's.

Cost: £249.42 paid in 3 installments of £83.14 (help is available to those eligible for free school meals)

Next steps: Camden Youth Jazz Band, Camden Concert Band

Term dates 2023 - 2024

  • October 20, 21, 22
  • February 9, 10, 11
  • April 12, 13, 14
  • May 24, 25, 26

Camden Percussion Ensemble

Details: For percussion players who can read printed music and who are having regular lessons. Members will play a range of percussion, including drumkit and timpani, in both Western classical and more popular styles. The group forms the percussion sections of Philharmonic Band and Camden Youth Orchestra. As well as informal concerts at the end of every course the Percussion Ensemble will play in the Spring festival at LSO St Luke's.

Cost: £249.42 paid in 3 installments of £83.14 (help is available to those eligible for free school meals)

Next steps: Philharmonic Band, Camden Youth Orchestra

Term dates 2023- 2024

  • October 20, 21, 22
  • February 9, 10, 11
  • April 12, 13, 14
  • May 24, 25, 26

Camden Vocal Group

Details: For singers who are interested in RnB, soul and other popular styles of music.

Cost: £41 per course (help is available to those eligible for free school meals)

Term dates 2023- 2024

  • October 20, 21, 22
  • February 9, 10, 11
  • April 12, 13, 14
  • May 24, 25, 26

How to apply

Please complete the online application below

Camden Holiday Music Groups

Terms and conditions (PDF)