First Access and Early Access ensembles for those starting on their musical journey

Ensembles for pupils who have complete one or two terms of instrumental learning

Oct 4 2017

First Access and Early Access ensembles

Rehearsals have begun on a weekly basis in Alton, Andover, Havant, Basingstoke

Did you know that First and Early Access Ensembles were launched last year to bring playing with others earlier into musical journeys? They not only improve pupils’ learning, but pupils are more likely to continue on an instrument when in an ensemble and will make some musical friends along the way. Please do encourage your pupils to visit a rehearsal. Pupils are also using these ensembles to boost their learning when starting a second or even third instrument.

  • Alton First Access Ensemble
    All orchestral instrument players welcome
    4.30 – 5.30pm, Alton College Music Dept, minimum of one term of learning
  • Andover First Access Ensemble
    All orchestral instrument players welcome, including keyboard players
    4 – 5pm, Portway Junior School, minimum of one term of learning
  • Basingstoke Early Access Strings Ensemble
    String players only
    4.45 – 5.45pm, Queen Mary’s College, minimum of two terms learning
  • Havant First Access Ensemble
    All orchestral instrument players welcome
    3.45 – 4.45pm, St Alban’s Primary School, minimum of one term of learning

View our website for a full list of area and county ensemble as well as charging information