Cornwall Music Education Hub Ensembles
The Cornwall Music Education Hub recognises how valuable ensemble experience can be in the development of musical skills and supports a network of ensembles and choirs across the county to provide a rich and varied menu of musical opportunities for young people.
Hub County Ensembles
Joining CYO and CYWO
CYO and CYWO Audition form (Word)
If you have any questions or queries about joining CYO and CYWO please don't hesitate to contact us.
Subsidised Membership Fees
The Hub offers a 50% subsidy on the annual membership fee for students who meet one of the following criteria:
- Currently eligible for Free School Meals (eligibility will be checked against the council central register)
- Child of currently serving personnel of British Armed Forces (please provide proof will completed membership form)
- Child in care
Progression & Ensembles Leads
The Hub is able to provide support to youth and school ensembles in the form of advice and support from our Progression and Ensemble Leads:
Janet is employed by the Cornwall Music Service Trust but commissioned by the Hub to lead on its Progression and Ensemble Strategy as well as being the Director of the Hub's Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra. Janet is able to visit schools to support them in setting up their own ensemble opportunities or to discuss musical progression in their schools.
Patrick Bailey - Central and West Cornwall
Patrick is an experienced conductor, multi-instrumentalist and composer who has been commissioned by the Hub to provide support school and regional ensembles.
Other CMEH supported ensembles
In addition to its county level ensembles, the CMEH supports a network of ensembles across the county through its annual Hub Ensemble grant programme. These ensembles are managed, administered and delivered by other organisations and receive a grant from the CMEH to support them.
All Hub funded/supported ensembles are invited to attend termly Ensemble network meetings which have been set up to encourage communication and sharing between ensembles.
The ensembles currently in receipt of a CMEH Ensemble grant are:
Falmouth Junior Wind
Helston Junior Wind
One of the core roles of the Cornwall Music Education Hub is to provide children and young people with performance opportunities, whether as part of a Hub ensemble or a school/community run group.
Some dates for your diary!
Cornwall County Choirs
8th December 2018- Christmas Concert, Truro Methodist Church
Cornwall Youth Orchestra
Easter Concert - Friday 12th April 2019 in Truro Cathedral
Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra
Easter Concert - Saturday 13th April 2019 in Truro Cathedral
Sax is our Business and Cornwall Youth Brass Ensemble
14th December at the Burrell Theatre
Concerts by Hub ensembles or events organised by the Hub are listed on the hub calendar on the Hub Home Page
Concerts by Hub supported ensembles
Penzance Youth Wind Band and Flautistas joint concert on 8th December
St. Austell Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the St. Austell Festival of Music and Speech on Thursday November 29th and also opening the Penrice Academy Christmas concert on December 11th. They have also agreed to perform during the weekend of December 1st and 2nd, at a Christmas Fayre which is being held at the Cornwall Riding Centre,
Restormal Junior Strings are also at St Austell Music Festival on Thursday 29th of November and their Children in Need performance with Pudsey.
The Triggshire Mince Pie Concert including the Strings, Wind and Next Steps is on Wednesday 12th December at Wadebridge School.
Newquay Strings are performing at St Austell Festival on 29th November from 2pm onwards and in the Newquay Tretherras Christmas concert on Tuesday 18th December at 7pm. They will also have a presence at Scorrier on 2nd Dec from 12.-1pm.
Carrick Winds and Carrick Breeze are on Thursday 13th December at 7pm in Newquay Tretherras.