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Play in a Group - FAQs


Why play in a group?

Playing in a music group or ensemble brings many benefits. It’s a social experience as well as a musical one. Benefits include:- 


  • increased concentration

  • help with listening skills

  • enhanced coordination.


Joining a group also helps with social skills such as learning to work with others in a team, increased responsibility and discipline,  a sense of achievement through performing and much,

much more. 

As with any activity, the more you put in to it the more you get out, so if you attend a group regularly and take part in performances and concerts, you will gain the full benefits from playing an instrument.

How do I find out about groups and ensembles?

There are many ways that you can get involved in playing in a group. Most schools have groups at lunchtimes and after school and if they don’t you could ask about starting one. Rotherham Music has a Music Centre based at Rawmarsh CLC where there are a number of different activities to suit your age and ability. Click here for more details

Contact if you would like more information.

Music Centre

Our Music Centre activities are based at Rawmarsh CLC. They are open to children and young people who attend a Rotherham school or who live within the Borough. We also have community music groups open to all ages and abilities.


Music Centre offers:


  • Opportunities to perform in a wide variety of musical groups in a friendly and supportive environment

  • Enjoyment and fulfillment gained through music-making which is an integral part of the student’s musical tuition

  • Developing existing skills through working with expert staff

  • Sharing an enthusiasm for music with others

  • Learning through activities from the early stages right through to advanced groups

  • Opportunities to participate in concert trips and residential weekends.


Enrolment to music centre activities is £20 per term. Theory group is also £20 per term.*

To enrol your child for a music centre group please click here

*2022 prices. Prices for 2024 are TBC.

Music Centre Groups

September 2024

Saturdays 9:15-11:45

Groups will include:

Sinfonia Strings

Rock + Pop

Concert Band

Youth Orchestra

Chantry Band

Theory + Aural

Junior + Senior Guitars

Symphonic Pop

Music Tech



Brass Band

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