Wandsworth Schools' Music Service

Wandsworth Orchestras and Ensembles

From the very beginning of instrumental learning children will be supported to play in ensembles, orchestras and bands through our bespoke ensemble development programme encompassing classical, popular and world music genres.

The structured learning programme nurtures children and young people's musicianship towards the borough's flagship ensembles and prestigious performance opportunities which include performances at the Royal Festival Hall, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, Mayor of Wandsworth Carol Concert and the annual summer tour

Our thriving Music Academy hosts the borough's flagship ensembles which provide young people with prestigious performance opportunities including performances at the Royal Festival Hall, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, Mayor of Wandsworth Carol Concert and the annual European summer tour, as well as the chance to attend half term music courses.

Our Orchestras and Ensembles

  • Wandsworth Training Orchestra (Beginners – Grade 1)
  • Wandsworth Junior Orchestra (Grades 1 - 3)
  • Wandsworth Concert Orchestra (Grades 3 - 6)
  • Wandsworth Philharmonic Orchestra (Grade 5 - 8 and above)
  • Wandsworth Jazz Orchestra Too (Grade 3-5)
  • Wandsworth Jazz Orchestra (Grade 58 and above)
  • Wandsworth Pop & Rock Bands (Secondary Only) 
  • Wandsworth Steel Pan Jam (Secondary Only)
  • String Thing! (Pre grade to 4)
  • Tootin’ Brass (Pre grade to 4)
  • Wandsworth Youth Choir (Year 6-9)
  • Wandsworth Performance Troupe Junior (Musical theatre group, Y3-6)
  • Wandsworth Performance Troupe Senior (Musical theatre group, Secondary only)
  • Wandsworth Community Choir – Open to everyone over 18!

These impressive ensembles allow children and young people to progress developing their musicianship skills and allowing them to strive towards new and exciting performance opportunities.

A Brighter Sound 2018 DVD

The Ensembles perform at our annual 'A Brighter Sound' concerts at the Royal Festival Hall. If you would like to purchase the DVD for the fantastic 'A Brighter Sound 2018' please click here