We have exciting events and performances throughout the year. Browse our listing or check out this year's calendar for more information.


Sing City

Sing City is an exciting competition for singers aged 11-19 who attend Nottingham City secondary schools, academies & colleges. Sing City 2019 is now open for entries!

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Christmas in the City

We host two Christmas concerts in December, featuring performances by Nottingham City pupils, RHYO ensembles, Area Bands, Band Factory, school choirs and more!

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Noticeboards for Ensemble Members

If you (or your child/ward) already play in one of our ensembles, including Area Bands, RHYO family, Band Factory, & Bloco Notto, see this page to keep up-to-date on rehearsals, timetable changes & events.

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NMS Enrolment Day - 2019-20

7 September

If you love making music, join our family of ensembles! Enrolment for RHYO, RHYO Intermediate and Band Factory will be at Nottingham College (Clarendon).

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Nottingham Young Musician of the Year 2019

Competition for young musicians in Nottinghamshire & other counties. Fantastic opportunity to win prizes and get heard by some of the great musicians in the country.

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Noise from the Next Generation

Noise from the Next Generation is our annual live music competition, celebrating young bands and artists in the region in partnership with the Young Creative Awards.

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Music Camp

A 2-day residential for pupils who have completed the Whole Class Ensemble teaching year. Join us in Peak District for some music and lots of fun!

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Musical Advent Calendar

Introducing our first ever Musical Advent Calendar, featuring 24 Christmas-inspired pieces as performed by members of the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra, Band Factory, RHYO Intermediate, StrOrkestra and more!

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Nusic School Tour

We partner with Nusic for an exciting free tour led by local artists and musicians in Nottingham city secondary schools to talk about the local music scene and how to participate in it.

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Have I Got Muse for You!

Fundraising event with a music-themed quiz, live performances by Band Factory & Jazz Squad, raffle and silent auction. Save the date now!

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Light Night

Delighted to have been part of Nottingham City's beautiful Light Night festivities. Performances at St Peter's Church included RHYO Intermediate, RHYO Connect, Band Factory, Bloco Notto & RHYO!

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MAB Week

A week in March celebrating our amazing Area Bands with performances around the city. Also featuring our other ensembles & groups.

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Great Orchestra Experiment

GOE is an annual concert, featuring our Robin Hood Youth Orchestra, that aims to cultivate a lifelong love for music in children and inspire them to continue with their music making.

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Creative Music Challenge

Take part in the Creative Music Challenge to have a chance at becoming Nottingham's Creative Musical Primary 2019 and win some fantastic prizes!

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Young Creative Awards

We're proud to sponsor the Music Category awards for the Young Creative Awards, Nottingham's biggest and best creative event of the year!

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Summer Sing

13 June

We hold singing concerts every year, providing school choirs an opportunity to come together to work and perform with professional singing groups.

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Summer Celebration Concert

This is our annual concert held to mark the end of a school year and share young people's musical achievements with their family & friends. Every year we have more young musicians taking part!

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RHYO Intermediate Tour

Every year, the Intermediate Orchestra tours primary schools around Nottingham city and performs for city pupils. This tour aims to inspire young people to join RHYO Intermediate and continue making music.

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Spring Concert

A concert to celebrate the arrival of Spring and share some lovely music with the community. Performances include RHYO Connect, RHYO Intermediate & StrOrkestra!

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Music Camp Funding Drive

Thank you to all our supporters for helping us reach our goal of raising £3,000 for Music Camp. It's a fantastic way to celebrate the 10th year of Music Camp!

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Karlsruhe friends in Nottingham

NMS hosted Jugendorchester Stadt Karlsruhe, the youth orchestra from Nottingham's twin city Karlsruhe, Germany. It was a busy and exciting 5 days full of music and we loved every minute of it!

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Supporting BBC CIN Appeal

We had a fantastic time supporting the BBC Children in Need Appeal. Nottingham city was one of the locations for the Children’s Choir for 2017 and we were thrilled to be a part of it!

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Out of this World

A big thank you to RHYO, RHYO Intermediate & our fantastic guests Jugendorchester Stadt Karlsruhe from Karlsruhe, Germany - and everyone who attended - for making the event such a success!

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If Every Child Could

Over 800 young people collaborated with us to create Nottingham Music Service's first ever charity single. Listen to the beautiful song and find out more about the work that went into its production.

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MEHEM Conference 2020

Music educators are invited to the MEHEM Conference on February 28, 2020 at Albert Hall, Nottingham.

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