After school music groups

If your child wishes to further develop their musicianship or singing, they should consider joining one of our ensembles or our choir.

They will have the opportunity to play or sing with other young people in a supportive environment and work towards performing in local festivals and projects as well as with other Hub partner organisations.

East:West world music band

East:West world music band rehearse on Mondays from 4.40–5.40pm for 10 weeks per term at Beecroft Garden Primary School in Brockley. The band explores music that is influenced by songs and rhythms from around the world, including musical genres from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. The band is suitable for wind, brass, string and percussion players in years 5 and above.

Lewisham junior choir

Lewisham junior choir rehearse on Tuesdays from 4–5pm for 10 weeks per term at the Lewisham Irish Community Centre in Catford. The choir is suitable for children in years 5 and 6 who would like to develop their singing further. 

Lewisham samba band

Lewisham samba band rehearse on Wednesdays from 4.15–5.15pm for 10 weeks per term at Beecroft Garden Primary School in Brockley. The band is suitable for children in years 5 and above who want to play exciting music influenced by songs and rhythms from Brazil.

Lewisham schools brass band

Lewisham schools brass band rehearse on Tuesdays from 5–6pm for 10 weeks per term at Kilmorie Primary School in Forest Hill. The band is suitable for all brass players at or equivalent to grade 1 or above.

Lewisham schools clarinet ensemble

Lewisham schools clarinet ensemble rehearse on Wednesdays from 5–6pm for 10 weeks per term at Sir Francis Drake Primary School in Deptford. The ensemble is suitable for all clarinet players at or equivalent to grade 2 or above.

Lewisham schools concert band

Lewisham schools concert band rehearse on Fridays from 6.30–8pm for 10 weeks per term at Prendergast Vale School in Lewisham. The band is suitable for brass, woodwind and percussion players who are grade 5 and above.

Lewisham schools concert band performs regularly in and around London, as well as taking part in overseas tours.

Lewisham schools steel orchestra

Lewisham schools steel orchestra rehearse on Wednesdays from 6–7pm for 10 weeks per term at Grinling Gibbons Primary School in Deptford. The orchestra is suitable for steel pan players who have had at least two terms playing experience in a school or community group.

Lewisham schools ukestra

Lewisham schools ukulele orchestra rehearse on Tuesdays from 4.30–5.30pm for 10 weeks per term at Kelvin Grove Primary School in Sydenham. The

orchestra is suitable for ukulele players in years 4, 5 and 6 who have had at least one years playing experience.

Who can attend

Young people between the ages of 7 and 18 years (unless otherwise stated) who attend a Lewisham maintained school or academy and/or live in Lewisham. Priority is given to free school meals children, looked after children and children in Lewisham maintained schools or academies.

How to apply and fees

If you would like your child to join one of our after school music groups or the choir then please complete the application form.

Fees are dependant upon the length of the group. Please see the charges document below. If your child receives free school meals or is a looked after child (in care) then costs are reduced. 



Lewisham Music Service
Third Floor
Laurence House
1 Catford Road
Se6 4ru
020 8314 6454


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