Orchestra Conductor on Stage


The real enjoyment of playing or singing is doing it with others!

Whatever age you are and whatever your ability, TVMS can provide or signpost a group for you. Brass and wind bands, string orchestras, choirs and rock groups are all run by TVMS and membership of 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.

Our five Music Centres rehearse every week in term time and work toward concerts at the end of each term. Each centre has a diverse selection of ensembles from string orchestras to wind and concert bands and choirs. Each ensemble has its own character to it with some having rock groups, drumming groups and jazz themes.

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 premier ensembles perform all over the world!

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