We have exciting events and performances throughout the year. Browse our listing or check out this year's calendar for more information.
MEHEM Conference 2020
Music educators are invited to the MEHEM Conference at Albert Hall, Nottingham for a day of innovative workshops and sessions.
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!
Noise from the Next Generation
NNG is our annual live music competition, celebrating young bands and artists in partnership with the Young Creative Awards. Competition opens in Jan 2020.
Musical Advent Calendar
Our Musical Advent Calendar features 24 Christmas-inspired pieces as performed by RHYO, Band Factory, RHYO Intermediate, StrOrkestra and more!
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.
Creative Music Challenge
Take part in the Creative Music Challenge to have a chance at becoming Nottingham's Creative Musical Primary 2020 and win some fantastic prizes!
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!
We will be part of Nottingham's beautiful Light Night 2020 celebrations. Join us at St Peter's Church for some great music!
Sing City is an exciting competition for singers aged 11-19 who attend Nottingham City secondary schools, academies & colleges.
Music Hub @ Peggy's Skylight
Jazz Squad, StrOrkestra and Band Factory’s Matthew Baggaley and Ellie Stainsby-Grenville are performed at Peggy's Skylight on Nov 26.
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.
A week in March celebrating our amazing Area Bands with performances around the city. Also featuring our other ensembles & groups.
We hold singing concerts every year, providing school choirs an opportunity to come together to work and perform with professional singing groups.
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.
RHYO Intermediate Tour
Every year, the Intermediate Orchestra tours primary schools around Nottingham city and performs for city pupils to inspire them to join RHYO Intermediate.
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!
NMS Enrolment Day - 2019-20
If you love making music, join our family of ensembles! Enrolment for RHYO, RHYO Intermediate and Band Factory is at Nottingham College (Clarendon).
Have I Got Muse for You!
Fundraising event with a music-themed quiz, live performances by Band Factory & Jazz Squad, raffle and silent auction. Thank you to everyone participated and made it 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.