About Sunday and holiday groups

Making music with other people is what it’s all about for musicians. We have groups for young people on Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons and during the holidays.

We value the commitment our young people make in coming to every rehearsal. This helps the groups reach their highest standard.

If we are not able to run the sessions in person because of Covid19, sessions will resume online with tutors.

Safeguarding policy for group activities

Terms and conditions (PDF)

Camden Concert Band

About Camden Concert Band

Go to Spring 2021 Rehearsal Dates

Concert Band rehearses every two weeks on Sunday afternoons.

The cost is £117.60 per year paid in two instalments.

  • currently it has 21 woodwind, brass and percussion players at Grades 4 to 8 level, aged between 12 and 18
  • recent performances include the British Museum, the Royal Albert Hall and on tour.
  • membership of the Camden Concert Band is usually by audition in the Summer term.

Apply online to join Camden Concert Band

Spring 2021 Rehearsal Dates

In the Spring term 2021,

Venue: St. Paul’s Church, Camden Square, NW1 9XG or online.

Sunday 17 January All members  3-4.30pm online  
Sunday 31 January All members  3-4.30pm online  
Sunday 28 February Band 1  2-3.30pm live or 3-4.30pm online Band 2  4-5.30pm live or 3-4.30pm online
Sunday 14 March Band 1  2-3.30pm live or 3-4.30pm online Band 2  4-5.30pm live or 3-4.30pm online
Sunday 28 March Band 1  2-3.30pm live or 3-4.30pm online Band 2  4-5.30pm live or 3-4.30pm online

 

Holiday Courses

We have four holiday courses each year, where pupils 6–18 can make music with their friends. The courses take place at Camden School for Girls or online.

The April 2021 will take place in person at Camden School for Girls. Please see below for dates and times.

Go to 2021 Dates

Apply online to join Camden Music Service holiday groups

Our weekend music courses are:

  • SuperGroups
  • Camden Guitars
  • Camden Philharmonia and Camden Concertante
  • Camden Philharmonic Band 
  • Camden Percussion Ensemble
  • Camden Youth Orchestra

Camden SuperGroups

The cost is £235.20 paid in 3 instalments.

The SuperGroups are: SuperStrings, SuperBlast!, SuperToot, SuperStrike and SuperStrum. These are for 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. Most pupils in the Supergroups are at primary school.

Camden Guitars

Cost £235.20 paid in 3 instalments.

The Camden Guitar Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble are for guitarists who have been learning for at least a year. They play both classical and electric instruments, and can read either notation or tab.

Membership is by audition or invitation, and the ensembles welcome players of a variety of guitar styles.

Camden Philharmonia and Camden Concertante

Cost £235.20 paid in 3 instalments.

These string ensembles are for string players who play at Grades 1 to 5. Music is specially arranged for the groups for each course. Pupils at primary school play in the Philharmonia,. Concertante is for secondary school students, and membership is usually by audition or invitation.

Camden Philharmonic Band

Cost £235.20 paid in 3 instalments.

The Philharmonic Band is for brass, woodwind and percussion players playing at Grade 3 and above. Membership is by audition or invitation.

Camden Percussion Ensemble

Cost £235.20 paid in 3 instalments.

Members of the percussion ensemble play in a group together. They also form the percussion sections of the Philharmonic Band and Youth Orchestra. Membership is by audition or invitation. Members play at a range of different standards. All have percussion or drum kit lessons, and can read notation.

Camden Youth Orchestra

Cost £273.30 paid in 3 instalments.

The Camden Youth Orchestra rehearses for four weekends per year. The orchestra tours every two years.

Camden Youth Orchestra performs at major London venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and LSO St Luke’s.

Membership of the orchestra is by audition in the Summer term, and members play at Grade 4 standard and above. Most members are aged 12–18.

 

April 2021 Dates and Times

 

SuperBlast and SuperStrike

Friday 16th April 5.15pm - 6.45pm                   
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 9.30am - 3.00pm

 

SuperToot and SuperStrings

Friday 16th April 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 9.30am - 3.00pm                  

 

SuperStrum, Guitar Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble

Friday 16th April 5.45pm - 7.15pm                     
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 9.45am - 3.15pm

 

Philharmonia and Concertante

Friday 16th April 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Saturday 17thh and Sunday 18th April 9.45am - 3.15pm                     

 

Philharmonic Band, junior and senior

Friday 16th April 6.15pm - 7.45pm
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 10.00am  - 3.30pm            

 

CYO strings, woodwind and brass

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 10.00am - 4.00pm            

 

 

May 2021 Dates

Friday 28 May (all except CYO strings) 5pm-8pm
Saturday 29 May (all except CYO strings) 9.30am-4pm
Sunday 30 May (all except CYO strings) 9.30am-4pm

Camden Youth Jazz Band

About Camden Youth Jazz Band

Camden Youth Jazz Band (CYJB) rehearse every two weeks on Sunday afternoons. Membership is by audition only. The cost is £140.76 per year paid in two instalments.

  • Currently it has about 17 members playing saxophone, trumpet, trombone. There is also a rhythm section, keyboard, drums, bass guitar and electric guitar
  • all members are at Grades 6 to 8 level
  • performances have included at LSO St Luke’s, The Jazz Café, the Royal Albert Hall
  • the jazz band has been on tour, including to Lithuania, the Rhineland and Leipzig

Apply online to join Camden Youth Jazz Band

Go to Spring 2021 Rehearsal Dates

Spring term 2021 Dates

Venue: St. Paul’s Church, Camden Square, NW1 9XG or online.

Sunday 24 January 3-4.30pm online
Sunday 7 February 3-4.30pm online
Sunday 7 March 3-5.30pm live or 3-4.30pm online
Sunday 21 March 3-5.30pm live or 3-4.30pm online