Band Connect

Introducing Band Connect, an after-school provision for children & young people who want to learn the basics on keyboard, drums, guitar, and bass. If your child loves music and has always wanted to learn to play a band instrument, this is the perfect opportunity for them!

We have expanded Band Connect with a session specially designed for secondary school pupils.

We offer a FREE trial session for all ensembles, so if you're interested in just getting an idea of what rehearsals are like, email to set a trial up.

Who It's For:

Secondary Group (Monday Sessions):

Tailored for Year Groups 7 and above (ages 11-15). All abilities are welcome. Participants do not need to have any prior experience or learning on these instruments, however experienced musicians are very welcome!

Primary Group (Friday Sessions):

Tailored for Year Groups 4-7 (ages 8-11). All abilities welcome. Participants do not need to have any prior experience or learning on these instruments, however, experienced musicians are very welcome. 

Please note that for both groups, you do not need to bring an instrument, but may like to if it is easily portable. Please note that we do not accept responsibility for any damage to personal instruments.

(The Friday session is currently full but we can put you on a waiting list. Register your interest by filling out this form).

Where & When:

Secondary Group:

Every Monday (term-time) from 4:30PM to 5:30PM at the Old Bus Depot, Fisher Gate Point, Nottingham (NG1 1GD).

Primary Group:

Every Friday during term-time from 4PM to 4:55PM at the Old Bus Depot, Fisher Gate Point, Nottingham (NG1 1GD)

What Sessions Include:

All participants need is love for music and a willingness to learn. Through dynamic weekly sessions, we aim to:

  • Build instrumental skills and technique on keyboard, drums, guitar, bass
  • Form an understanding of how these instruments are connected and used in songs from different genres
  • Develop an understanding of song writing through whole group work and creative exploration
  • Develop singing skills and confidence as a group
  • Develop performance skills and confidence
Primary Group session at the Old Bus Depot

Band Connect Ensemble Fee:

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 Band Connect 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.

Nottingham Music Hub is committed to making its activities as inclusive and accessible as possible. We are able to offer discounted rates and support for pupils/families who wish to access our ensembles. The application form, available for download below, outlines eligibility criteria and subsidised rates for ensemble fees. Please complete the form and return with any supporting evidence requested to

If you do not meet the criteria outlined but are experiencing financial difficulty, a reduced ensemble subscription may still be applicable.

Student Name

Subsidy Application

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