Tees Valley Youth Big Band Brass pupils at a Wind Band rehearsal in Stockton

Bands & Groups

The real enjoyment of playing in a band or singing in a choir is doing it with others! Whatever age you are and whatever your ability, TVMS can provide or recommend a group for you. Brass and wind bands, string orchestras, choirs and rock groups are all run by TVMS and membership to all of them is FREE to TVMS pupils. You don’t have to have lessons with us to join though and, for a small fee, all players are welcome.

Very soon after you begin lessons you will be invited to join one of our beginner ensembles and then you are on your way, possibly to play in one of the Premier Ensembles, made up of the best players from all four areas of Tees Valley and beyond. As well as developing your musical ability these are great social gatherings and the Tees Valley Youth Choir and Tees Valley Youth Orchestra (two prestigious TVMS Premier Ensembles) regularly perform nationally and all over Europe during summer tours. Tees Valley Youth Orchestra recently performed to great acclaim at The Sage Gateshead and will tour Granada in 2018 followed by an invitation to play New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2019.  Tees Valley Youth Choir were invited to perform at the Llangollen Eisteddfod Festival as part of their UK tour this summer and continue to be in high demand at prestigious events.

See the Music Centre  page for details of the nearest TVMS ensemble rehearsals.