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Area Bands are after school music clubs that run at schools around the city 3.15– 5.00 PM, Monday to Thursday during term-time.


They are free of charge to join for young people in city schools who are running the Whole Class Ensemble, or In Harmony programmes in conjunction with the music service, and are ideal for pupils who have completed one year of the Whole Class Ensemble or In Harmony programmes. 


The area bands are inspired by the very successful El Sistema programme in Venezuela, that aims to inspire and transform the lives of children in deprived communities, using the power and disciplines of community-based orchestral music-making. 


The Area Bands perform locally and in the city centre at exciting concerts throughout the year, such as city centre performances for Christmas and Light Night.


If you are interested in joining an Area Band, the best time to do so is in September.  It is possible to join part way through the year – but please contact info@nottinghammusichub.org.uk for more information.


 “For the children who go on to join the Area Band, the experience of playing in and performing with, an orchestra, is incredible. It is almost impossible to exaggerate how enriching and empowering this is”. (City Headteacher)


There are six area bands, based geographically around the city. Bands will generally start at 3.15pm and run until 5.00pm



Area Band South @ Dovecote Primary 3.15-5.00pm



Area Band North @ Robin Hood Primary 3.15-5.00pm



Area Band East @ William Booth Primary 3.15-5.00pm 

Associate Area Band Sherwood @ Haydn Primary 3.45-5.00pm



Associate Area Band West @ Middleton Primary 3.45-5.00pm

Area Band Central @ Mellers Primary 3.15-5.00pm










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