Jazz, Guitars & Percussion

We offer more than just your normal classical ensembles. We have jazz and rock groups, guitar ensembles, and even a Ukulele orchestra. There is a way for everybody to be involved in music making with others.

Jazz Collective

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The Jazz Collective is one of our most recent additions to the Trafford Music Service orchestras and ensembles and caters for players with an interest in playing Jazz and improvising. Their current repertoire includes music from the 'Big Band' and 'Be-Bop' eras as well as arrangements of Rock classics. The Jazz Collective performs at many local venues and jazz festivals across the North West.

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Tuesday 5:15 - 6:15pm
Level Grade 3 +
Subscription Fee £70.00 per term per band
Instruments Open to performers on all brass and woodwind, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards
Material Covered Mostly jazz (swing, bebop, Dixieland, modern and contemporary)
Conductor Helena Summerfield

 

Guitar Ensemble (Friday)

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Loads of fun for guitar players of all types and drummers too, our Friday night Sale Guitar Ensemble is one of our most popular groups. Aimed at entry to advanced level, we cover material from contemporary and classic pop/rock, to film scores and other styles.

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Friday 5:15 - 6:15pm
Level Open to all players
Subscription Fee £42.00 per term per ensemble
Instruments Acoustic, Electric, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit/Percussion
Material Covered Mostly modern/contemporary and rock
Conductor Will Rogers

 

Guitar Ensemble (Saturday)

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If you can't join us on a Friday evening then why not come down on a Saturday morning and join our Saturday version of the Guitar Ensemble. The ensemble is open all players of acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar and drum kit/percussion.  It covers both contemporary and classic pop/rock as well as film scores and other styles.

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Saturday 10:15 - 11:15am
Level Open to all players
Subscription Fee £42.00 per term  per ensemble
Instruments Acoustic, Electric, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit/Percussion
Material Covered Mostly modern/contemporary and rock
Conductor Brad Edmondson

 

Drumming Club

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This club is open to anyone interested in large group rhythmic skills on a range of African and Samba percussion.  The session is on a Saturday morning between 11.15am to 11.45am.  No previous drumming skills are required!

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Saturday 11:30 - 12:15pm
Level Beginner and up! No previous drumming required.
Subscription Fee £42.00 per term per ensemble
Instruments Drums (Drums provided in class)
Material Covered African to Samba!
Conductor Leman Mirazi

 

Ukulele Orchestra

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The Ukulele Orchestra is open to all pupils from Year 3 and above and rehearses on a Monday evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

The group is suitable for children who currently play ukulele/guitar as part of their whole class instrumental lessons in school. We also welcome complete beginners. Children will need their own ukulele to take part in the sessions.

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Monday 6:00 - 7:00pm
Level Year 3 and upwards (Complete beginners and upwards)
Subscription Fee £42.00 per term per band
Instruments Ukulele (Bring your own!)
Material Covered Many styles. Mostly contemporary, all fun.
Conductor Paul Harding

Apply now to join an ensemble!

For more information please contact our Trafford Music Service office on 0161 911 8659/8660 or email music.service@trafford.gov.uk