InterConnect & Connect Ensembles

Along with our new training orchestra RHYO InterConnect, Nottingham Music Hub is excited to launch new small group ensembles for city pupils playing around Grade 1 Level: Strings Folk Connect, Guitar Connect and Salsa Jazz Connect.

RHYO InterConnect

RHYO Interconnect is for 9-14 year old pupils who can play at around Grade 1 - 4 Level. We are currently looking for new members! It's the perfect ensemble for Nottingham City pupils to make new friends and play exciting music.

For all current members of InterConnect, visit the IC Noticeboard to stay on top of all your upcoming rehearsals and events.

For all new and returning InterConnect members, please fill out the Enrolment Form for 2021-22 here.

Where & When:

InterConnect will meet once a week on Saturdays (9:00am - 10:30am) during term time at Nottingham Cathedral (NG1 5AE)

Nottingham Cathedral is just around the corner from Nottingham Playhouse in the city centre. The closest bus stops are on main Derby Road (Cathedral Stop Y1, Y2, Y3) and Tollhouse Hill. There is on street paid parking around the Cathedral.

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We are delighted to start online support sessions this year for any InterConnect members who want to join in! We will have sessions on Microsoft Teams every Wednesday from 4.15pm to 5pm

Introducing Connect Ensembles

Aimed at 9 - 14 year old pupils who have been playing their instruments for a while, these small group ensembles are designed for pupils who have progressed from Area Bands but need some support before they can join RHYO InterConnect.

Our three connect ensembles provide for a range of instruments and styles and are perfect for young people to get more confident, make new friends and become better at their instruments. This year, all our ensembles are following a blended model with live and online rehearsals. All rehearsals will be streamed live using Microsoft Teams so if you are unable to attend a session for any reason, all you need is a computer or a tablet and you can log in to be part of the music making!

Please see below for more details:

String Folk Connect

For pupils who play the violin, viola and/or cello and can play around Grade 1+ Level. The group will meet once a week on Monday, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM at Nottingham Playhouse.

Guitar Connect

For pupils who play the accoustic guitar at around Grade 1+ Level. The group will meet once a week on Wednesday, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM at Nottingham Playhouse.

Salsa Jazz Connect

For pupils who play brass and woodwind instruments at around Grade 1+ Level. The group will meet once a week on Fridays, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM at Nottingham Playhouse.

How to Get Here

Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus NG1 5AL

The Playhouse is a 5-10 minute walk from Old Market Square bus stops and a 15 minute walk from Victoria Bus Station. The closest bus stops are on Derby Road (Cathedral Y1 - Y4) and Tollhouse Hill. The closest tram stop is Old Market Square or the Theatre Royal & Concert Hall.

There is cashless on street parking nearby, as well as in the NCP car parks on Mount Street and St James Street.

Enrolment Form

Our Connect Ensembles will start rehearsing from the week beginning 20th September 2021. If you're interested in joining, just fill out the Enrolment Form here and we will get in touch with you about the next steps.

Ensemble Fees

Once you have submitted your online enrolment form, please use the links below to make the fee payment for 2021-22.

For young people who live in the city and/or study in a city state school, the annual cost of joining any music hub ensemble is £54 (£15 concessions). Please note that you only have to pay one annual fee but can be part of more than one Music Hub ensemble (for example, your child may play in RHYO InterConnect as well as Guitar Connect but just pay the ensemble fee ONCE).For all other young people, please note that the annual cost of joining a music hub ensemble is £110.Please contact us if you would like to discuss alternative payment options.

Enrolment Fee
Nottingham Music Hub