Ensembles, Choirs & Groups

Would you like to make music with others? Join one of our bands, choirs or ensembles!

Joining a Music Group is a lovely way for you to have fun whilst putting what is learnt in lessons to good use. Playing with others also boosts self-confidence, is good for physical and mental health, and of course gives the opportunity to meet new friends!

Our groups and ensembles take part in multiple shows over the course of the year, as well as enjoying opportunities to join professional performances. For example, our older Youth Choir recently performed at the North Wales International Music Festival.

Our current timetable:

You can also read a little about which of our Music Associates lead each group by clicking their name!

Junior Strings 🎻 - New for 2023!
Mondays from 3:45pm - 5pm
Open to all string players from beginner - Grade 2
Led by Judith and Susie

Junior Windband 🎺 - New for 2023!
Mondays from 3:45pm - 5pm
Open to all brass & woodwind players from beginner - Grade 2
Led by Jules and Louise

Youth Windband 🎷 - New for 2023!

Mondays from 4:45pm - 6:30pm
For brass & woodwind players who are Grade 3+
Led by Stephen and Chris

Junior Choir 🎶 - New for 2023!

Tuesdays from 3:45pm - 5pm
Open to anyone in Year 3-6
Led by Rebecca and Heidi

Guitar Ensemble 🎸
Wednesdays from 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Open to any guitarist/bass guitarist Grade 3+
Led by Darren

Youth Choir 🎤
Wednesdays from 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Open to anyone in Year 7+
Led by Elen and Morwen

String Orchestra 🎻
Fridays from 5pm - 6:45pm
Open to string players from Grade 3+
Led by Aled, Susie, Judith and Ruth

Drum/Rhythm Club 🥁
Fridays from 3:45pm - 5pm
For beginner musicians from Year 3 - 5 (not just drummers!)
Led by Ben and Steven

Key Information:

Rehearsals take place during term-time in Mold.

Ensemble Membership is £20 per half term, paid via monthly Direct Debits (£12 a month). This works out as around £3 per session!

Ensemble Membership covers access to all of our ensembles; if you already attend another ensemble there is therefore no extra cost to come to as many ensembles as you'd like, just sign up and come along!

If you are unsure about which group would be most suitable you can get in contact with your teacher directly on firstname.lastname@theatrclwyd.com

Sign up to our Music Groups and Ensembles here.

A note on bursaries:

It is vital to us that anyone can access our groups and our no-questions-asked bursary scheme will remain in place this year. This scheme enables you to pay the full price, or have a 50%, 75% or 100% reduction on the Ensemble Membership fee.

The fees for the 3 levels of bursary are as follows:
• Full Price – You pay £12 per month
• 50% Bursary – You pay £6 per month
• 75% Bursary – You pay £3 per month
• 100% Bursary – Fully subsidised access; you pay nothing.

We don’t have an in-depth application process for bursaries as we trust you to pay what you can afford- simply note the bursary request on the application form. Thanks to your honesty, those who need a bit of help can get the discount they need to take part.

How to Sign Up:

1. Head to our lesson portal, SpeedAdmin, to sign up.
2. In the Music Groups & Ensembles column, click to select a school where it says 'Ysgol // School'. A pop-up box will appear.
3. Select 'Music Centre' and then 'Theatr Clwyd'
4. Click 'Youth Groups and Ensembles' and again on the next page, until you reach the list of our available Music Groups.
5. Select which Music Group you would like to register for and then click Add to Basket.
6. Click Complete Application to continue with the registration process.

Please do get in touch with music@theatrclywd.com if you have any questions. Alternatively, you can contact your teacher directly for help.