Join a group


There’s nothing quite like the experience of playing in an orchestra or band. Being a member of a music group is great fun, and helps you get even better as a musician. Learning an instrument in school or privately is one thing, but the skills a musician gains from making music in a group are an important part of their progression – in music, and as people.

The Mix, through Luton Music Service (LMS), offers all sorts of groups for you to join at Saturday Morning Music School, as well as Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra, Luton Youth Concert Band, Luton Youth Cantores, Luton Youth Orchestra, Luton Youth Percussion Orchestra and Luton Youth Boys’ Choir, which run on weeknights – see below for more information.

You can join most of the LMS groups below at any time during the school term, and go along for a free trial session. Membership starts from £40.80 (around £4 per week per session – amazing value) – see the application forms below for more details. 

We also offer free memberships and discounts as follows:
Young people entitled to free school meals or who are looked-after – free membership
Pupils learning with LMS or Hub Accredited Tutors  – 31-35% discount
Luton residents – 12-18% discount


COMPLETE BEGINNER – AGES 4+

SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC SCHOOL
Icknield High School, term-time Saturdays, 9.30am-12.30pm

As a complete beginner, you can join these groups: Beginner Guitar, Mini Music (includes recorders, singing) and Junior Percussion.

Music School Session Timetable

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT: Join Saturday Morning Music School
To join, simply download this document and return by email or post along with your payment (you can also pay online!)

LUTON YOUTH BOYS’ CHOIR
Stopsley High School, term-time Tuesdays, 6.15 – 7.00pm

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT: Join a weeknight group
To join, simply download this document and return by email or post along with your payment (you can also pay online!)


IMPROVER TO INTERMEDIATE (PRE-GRADE 1 – GRADE 3)

SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC SCHOOL
Icknield High School, term-time Saturdays, 9.30am-12.30pm

You can join: Junior Strings, Senior Strings, Junior Band, Funk Band, Rock Band, Junior Brass, Senior Brass, Junior Theory (Grades 1-4), Senior Theory (Grades 5+), Aural Training, Woodwind Ensemble, Senior Percussion, Training Orchestra, 2nd Orchestra and Jazz Band.

If you are an improver, intermediate or advanced pupil in one or more of the above groups, you are still welcome to join Beginner Guitar or Junior Percussion, which are complete beginner groups.

Even if you have had just a term’s instrumental lessons in school or privately, you can come along and try the junior groups.

Music School Session Timetable

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT: Join Saturday Morning Music School
To join, simply download this document and return by email or post along with your payment (you can also pay online!)

BOYZ MAKE SOME NOYZ (Boys’ choir)
Stopsley High School, term-time Tuesdays, 6.15 – 7.00pm

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT: Join a weeknight group
To join, simply download this document and return by email or post along with your payment (you can also pay online!)


INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED (Grade 4+)

LUTON YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Stopsley High School, term-time Tuesdays, 6.15 – 7.15pm
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LUTON YOUTH CONCERT BAND
Stopsley High School, term-time Tuesdays, 7.30 – 9.30pm

LUTON YOUTH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA
Stopsley High School, term-time Wednesdays, 5.45 – 6.45pm

LUTON YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Stopsley High School, term-time Wednesdays, 7.00 – 9.00pm

LUTON YOUTH CANTORES (Girls’ choir)
Stopsley High School, term-time Thursdays, 6.45 – 8.45pm
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DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT: Join a weeknight group
To join, simply download this document and return by email or post along with your payment (you can also pay online!)

These are brilliant opportunities for young people to make friends, have fun, and improve their music skills – and they’re low cost because they’re subsidised by our music education hub grant.


Three of our partners in The Mix also offer lessons and other opportunities in a range of instruments, genres and settings:

www.greenbankmusic.com

www. bedfordshiremusic.co.uk

www.bedfordshiremusictrust.org.uk