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Soon to be updated with current outside opportunities and clubs!

Are you in year 4, 5 or 6?

Would you like to play in a band?

Yes, then see below!



Band Connect- show your interest by filling in the questionnaire 


Band Connect is an exciting new ensemble which will teach students from year groups 4, 5, 6,  how to play the basics on the keyboard/piano, guitar/bass and drums. No experience is necessary, just a passion to learn! Students will also learn how those instruments connect and work together in a band setting, and start to develop song writing skills on both instruments and using music tech.


A Nottingham Music School worker is hoping to apply for funding to provide a brand new opportunity for Nottingham City children and young people in school years 4-6 who are interested in being part of a band!  She would love as many pupils as possible to complete the form available using the link below in order to gather further information about what they want and need, to support the funding application.




Fill | Band Connect Questionnaire

This questionnaire is to find out if you would like to be part of an exciting new music project where you will get to learn band instruments, song writing, and how to use music technology. The information you provide will be anonymised but it may be used for possible funding bids.


Nottingham Music Hub is thrilled to introduce a brand new, fun and exciting vocal group called 'Robin Hood Young Voices'!


For: 8 - 14 year old Nottingham City pupils

When & Where:

Every Wednesday during term-time from 4:00 PM - 4:55 PM at Nottingham Playhouse.

The group will have both online and live rehearsals, and opportunities to learn from professional musicians through workshops, competitions and concerts.



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).

If you need any help or want to know more about how to get concessions or help with fees please get in touch with Mrs Kelly (Music Lead) who will do all she can to help.

Getting there!

Bloco Notto
If you love drums and percussion, Bloco Notto is perfect for you!

Bloco Notto helps young people develop skills on percussion instruments from across the globe, with tuition from experienced percussionists.

We run two Bloco Notto groups. Our Beginners' Group is for young people with little to some experience of playing instruments. Bloco Notto has performance opportunities throughout the year at our concerts and city cultural events. All instruments are provided so just come armed with your spirit and love for music!

Beginners' Group: 
9-16 year old students who have a sense of rhythm
Young people who have not played percussion instruments before are still welcome to join
Thursday from 6 pm-7 pm 
Rehearsals at Nottingham Cathedral NG1 5AE

Bloco Notto is a great opportunity to meet other people, improve skills and perform around the city.


So if any students at Old Basford School are interested email info@nottinghammusichub.org.uk for more information!

Or if you need help please ask Mrs Kelly who is always happy to help. 


Our new Upbe^t ensemble is for City pupils ages 8 and above and guess what, you don't even need to have a musical instrument!  This exciting group will learn everything from Taiko drumming to stomp type drumming, body percussion from other cultures and other creative ways of using everyday objects as musical instruments!  They will meet once a week on Fridays from 4:00 PM to 4:55 PM at Nottingham Playhouse.  Any Old Basford School pupils who are interested to email info@nottinghammusichub.org.uk for more information!

For any further information or if you are interested to find out more visit



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. 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 acoustic 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. 


To find out more information about the ensembles, enrolment or how to find the rehearsal venues then please visit our website: http://www.nottinghammusichub.org.uk/ensembles