Students are invited to join the Ensemble as soon as they have reached a certain standard.
Joining the Ensemble, enables them to be extended further than their individual groups.
This is an opportunity for members to further their own individual recorder performance as well as having the experience of playing with an ensemble group of a high standard.
Members are then entitled to remain until their 16th Birthday
The Musical Melodies Recorder Ensemble takes part in:
- Middlesbrough Festival in March,
- Saltburn Musical Festival in July
- Stockton Drama & Music Festival in November.
For these Festivals students are also entered into solo and duet categories.
Members of the Recorder Ensemble are also encouraged to enter into Music Examinations.
At this stage parents will be advised that a wooden recorder is preferable for tone and sound quality. This will be discussed in person when the student reaches this level.
Students are entered through the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
This year, all members of the ensemble are preparing for forthcoming examinations varying from Grade 1 to Grade 5.