Love music? We have what you want!

If you are already playing in one of our ensembles, you can read upcoming news and notices by clicking on the name of your ensemble in the purple box. If you're new or interested in music making opportunities, continue down the page and look through the different options!

From our brilliant beginner Area Bands to our more advanced Robin Hood Youth Orchestra family of ensembles, from rock and pop to samba and world music - we have something for everyone!


First Access

We offer instrumental teaching in primary schools across the city. Our programmes include Whole Class Ensemble as well as the transformative In Harmony projects, adapted to suit different schools’ needs.

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Area Bands

We run six after-school music ensembles called Area Bands across the city. Bands are free for city students and a great opportunity for children to improve their musical skills and make friends!

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Robin Hood Youth Orchestra family

The Robin Hood Youth Orchestra family includes our flagship youth orchestra RHYO, RHYO Intermediate, RHYO Connect, StrOrkestra and the Jazz Squad.

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Bloco Notto

If you are interested in playing samba, taiko or African drumming, join Bloco Notto, our world music groups that meet once a week at College Street Centre, Nottingham.

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Band Factory

If you like rock/pop music, Band Factory offers a space where you can join a band or practice with your existing band, get feedback from professional musicians and have fantastic performance opportunities!

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Music Accreditation

We’re committed to helping young people with their musical progression. If you’re interested in gaining recognition by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), click to find out more.

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