Music education

Ensembles

We run a large number of ensembles at our music schools and a regular series of performances are given by our ensemble groups. These range from instrumental ensembles to choral groups and steel pans. They perform at venues throughout Thurrock and further afield.

Strings

Instruments offered include violin, viola, cello and double bass

Ensemble Venue Day Time
Beginner, intermediate and advanced strings Hassenbrook Academy, Stanford-le-Hope Saturday 10am to 11am
Beginner strings High House Production Park, Purfleet Tuesday 5pm to 5:30pm
Stanford-le-Hope string group Stanford-le-Hope Primary School, Stanford-le-Hope Wednesday 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Guitar

The Guitar Faculty of Thurrock Music Services offer the following ensembles:

Ensemble Venue Day Time
Beginners, intermediate and advanced strings Hassenbrook Academy, Stanford-le-Hope Saturday 10am to 11am

Rock school

Instruments offered at the Rock School Ensemble include drums, guitar, keyboard and voice

Ensemble Venue Day Time
Rock school Gable Hall School, Stanford-le-Hope Monday 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Choirs

You will need an audition to join the gospel choir.

Ensemble Venue Day Time
Gospel choir for ages 8 to 18 years High House Production Park, Purfleet Tuesday 5:45pm to 7:30pm

Woodwind

The Woodwind Faculty of Thurrock Music Services offers the following ensembles:

Ensemble Venue Day Time
Clarinet choir Hassenbrook Academy, Stanford-le-Hope Saturday 9:30am to 10am

Thurrock wind and jazz bands

We offer the following learning opportunities.

Ensemble Venue Day Time
Junior wind band Hassenbrook Academy, Stanford-le-Hope Saturday 10am to 10:30am
Jazz and improvisation Hassenbrook Academy, Stanford-le-Hope Saturday 10:30am to 11am

Youth orchestra

An audition is required to join the Thurrock youth orchestra.

Ensemble Venue Day Time
Thurrock youth training orchestra High House Production Park, Purfleet Tuesday 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Thurrock youth orchestra High House Production Park, Purfleet Tuesday 6:45pm to 8:30pm

If you want to join any of these groups, please complete the application form.