Ensembles

Come along and make music

Bird College Music Service offers a wide variety of music groups which meet regularly during term time and provide opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities to develop their skills in playing together and to enjoy the challenge of public performance. If you are interested in joining an ensemble, please contact the office to arrange a taster session. All ensemble rehearsals take place at Bird College, Alma Rd, DA14 4ED

There are 33 classes per academic year – 11 per term.

New Ensembles for 2016-17
Recorder Group
Guitar Group
Percussion Group

Other provision includes:
Holiday music courses for children of all ages
Hire and purchase of musical instruments and accessories
Regular public performances
Examinations with nationally recognised bodies
Continuing professional development training for school music teachers (primary and secondary) and instrumental tutors.

Please contact the office for more details.

Concerts
During the course of an academic year, the College arranges a series of concerts, culminating in the Festival of Music at the Royal Festival Hall. All instrumental ensembles and choirs will have the opportunity to perform in public during the year. Most concerts are held in schools or churches in the London Borough of Bexley, but groups also travel further afield, and concerts have been given at Rochester and Canterbury Cathedrals, the Barbican Centre, the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Halls and the Orchard Theatre, Dartford. Every year our training and senior ensembles go on tour, where they perform in a number of concerts and events. Recent tours for the Concert Orchestra and Intermediate Band have taken place in Norfolk, Belgium and the Isle of Wight, whilst the Youth Orchestra, Youth Band and Senior Youth Choir have travelled to Spain, Germany, Croatia, Italy and Austria.