We have exciting events and performances throughout the year. Browse our listing or check out this year's calendar for more information.
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.
Great Orchestra Experiment Open Rehearsal
For the first time ever, we are opening the Great Orchestra Experiment rehearsal to the public as part of Learn to Play Day!
A week in March celebrating our amazing Area Bands with performances around the city. Also featuring our other ensembles & groups.
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.
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!
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!
A concert to celebrate the arrival of Spring and share some lovely music with the community. Performances include RHYO Connect, RHYO Intermediate & StrOrkestra!
We hold singing concerts every year, providing school choirs an opportunity to come together to work and perform with professional singing groups.
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.
Sing City is an exciting competition for singers aged 11-19 who attend Nottingham City secondary schools, academies & colleges. Now accepting entries for Sing City 2018!
Christmas in the City
We host two Christmas concerts in December, featuring performances by Nottingham city pupils, RHYO ensembles, Area Bands, Band Factory and more.
Music School Enrolment
Our Saturday Music School is on track to start the new year at a brand new location. Online enrolment has started so fill out your forms now! Looking forward to a fantastic year of music making.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Creative Music Challenge
Results now in. Schools were invited to submit creative musical responses to the pieces featured in the Great Orchestra Experiment 2018 and we had some brilliant entries.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.