Love music? We have what you want!
We are now looking for new members for all our ensembles! If you're interested in any of our groups (except for Area Bands) please fill out the enrolment form (link below). Area Band forms can be found here.
Noticeboards for 2019-20 members: Robin Hood Youth Orchestra, RHYO Intermediate & Connect, Band Factory & Bloco Notto, or, Area Bands
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! If you love making music, you've come to the right place. Browse our groups below to see which one is the best suited for you.
We offer instrumental teaching in primary schools across the city. Our programmes include Whole Class Ensemble as well as the transformative In Harmony project, adapted to suit different schools’ needs.
We run seven after-school music ensembles called Area Bands across the city. Bands are open to city students and are a great opportunity for children to improve their musical skills and make friends!
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.
Robin Hood Youth Choir
Join our wonderful Robin Hood Youth Choir! For 8 - 18 year olds every Wednesday in collaboration with Nottingham Cathedral.
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.
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!
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.