Ensembles

MPN Newcastle Regional Ensembles 

We encourage all students to take part in music groups and ensembles, whatever their ability. Playing a musical instrument and performing with others is rewarding, enjoyable and a valuable skill. We can also offer advice and guidance for students contemplating further education in music.   

MPN Newcastle are thrilled to announce the start of city wide ensembles.  All are aimed at 7-13 year olds and take place at different schools in Newcastle.  Fifty five budding musicians came together to start the new ensembles.

 

Sessions are weekly and are at the following locations:  

Beginner ukulele on Mondays at St. Michaels R.C. Primary 3.45pm -4.45pm

Beginner woodwind on Thursdays at English Martyrs R.C. Primary 3.45pm -4.45pm   

Beginner and Intermediate folk band on Thursdays at Sacred Heart High 3.45pm -4.45pm

Beginner Brass at St. Albans R.C. Primary NE6 4HQ 3.30-4.30pm 

 

If you think your son/daughter might be interested in joining our ensembles please follow the link below to register 

https://tinyurl.com/y2jwyu2f

 

Did your son or daughter  used to play an instrument with your class?
Did they have fun playing at the Big Gig in June?
Did they play at the SAGE Gateshead in July?
Have they started to play an instrument this term?
If the answer is YES then one of these groups could be for you

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There are lots of opportunities to perform and they are all FREE

Mondays Beginner Ukulele @ St. Michaels R.C. Primary NE4 7RE 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Suitable for total beginners and those that have had experience of playing in school up to grade 1 standard. Learn to play simple chords and enjoy playing songs from a variety of music genres
Spring Term 2020 Dates
13th, 20th, 27th January, 3rd, 10th 24th February, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March
Summer Term 2020 Dates
20th, 27th April, 4th. 11th. 18th May, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June

Thursdays Beginner Wind@ English Martyrs Primary NE5 2SA 3.30-4.30pm.

Suitable for total beginners and those of you that have had experience of playing in school and up to grade 1 standard. You will enjoy learning music in different styles and playing in a group

Spring Term 2020 Dates - 16th, 23rd, 30th January,
6th, 13th, 27th February, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March
Summer Term 2020 Dates - 23rd, 30th April, 7th, 14th, 21st May,
11th, 18th, 25th June, 2nd July


Thursdays Folk Group @ Sacred Heart High School NE4 9YH 3.45pm –4.45pm
This group is open to pupils that have an interest in playing folk music together with
others. Suitable for those who only know a few notes up to Grade 5 standard
The pupils will learn local ceilidh tunes as well as folk music from around the world
We will learn music in parts so there will be something for all abilities
*see Thursday dates below


Thursdays Brass Band @ St. Albans R.C. Primary NE6 4HQ 3.30-4.30pm
Suitable for those of you that enjoy playing your brass instrument and performing
with others. You will learn a variety of songs and pieces and have opportunities to
perform in a group and to others.
Spring Term 2020 Dates - 16th, 23rd, 30th January,
6th, 13th, 27th February, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March
Summer Term 2020 Dates - 23rd, 30th April, 7th, 14th, 21st May,
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June, 2nd July

 

 

Gosforth Voices and Gosforth Band 

 

Gosforth Voices and Gosforth Band meet regularly to rehearse and have fun making music together. We meet on Wednesdays at 3:45pm (dates below). We have lots of performances throughout the year, including:

 

  •          Gosforth Voices Tour Friday 13th March 2020
  • Newcastle Achievement Awards at Newcastle Civic Centre for Voices 19th March 2020 
  •          Big Gig 16th June 2020 at Northumbria Sports Central
  •          Pyramid Concert 30th June at Trinity Church Gosforth
  •          Daft as a Brush School Proms for Gosforth Voices at Brunswick Church 20th June 
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Gosforth Voices (for year three and four pupils) rehearsals at Grange First School 3.45pm - 4.45pm

2019 25th September, 9th and 23rd October, 13th and 27th November

2020 15th and 29th January, 12th February, 4th and 18th March, 3rd and 17th June

 Gosforth Band (for year three, four, five, six and seven pupils) rehearsals at Archibald First School 3.45pm - 4.45pm

2019 2nd and 16th October, 6th and 20th November, 4th December

2020 22nd January , 5th and 26th February, 11th and 25th March, 10th June

 

Please follow the link below to sign up for the Ensembles https://tinyurl.com/y2jwyu2f

 

If you are unable to use the link then please answer the following questions on the other side of this and email back to SISMusicHubAdmin@newcastle.gov.uk