Bands, choirs, orchestras and ensembles

Young musicians have the chance to play in groups with other students from across the borough in a friendly and creative environment.

Activities are available to all young musicians in Wigan Borough and the surrounding area. Students do not have to receive their lessons through Wigan Music Service to take part in these activities.

How it works

Ensembles are available at all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Pupils normally join a suitable beginner group before moving on to an intermediate ensemble when they are ready. Entry to some senior ensembles is by audition.

Coaching and training is provided by professional Musical Directors assisted by skilled instrumental tutors. For more information, take a look at the following:

To find out more about our ensembles and to see if one is appropriate for your child, please speak to a member of the Music Service management team.

School of Rock

Wigan Music Service is proud to work in partnership with 'The Old Courts' - Wigan's new Arts and Enterprise Hub to provide opportunities for young musicians who play rock/pop instruments to join together, form bands and receive mentoring from industry professionals.

The weekly sessions are held every Monday from 6pm - 8pm and cost £5.


Music Centre fees are just £35.00 per term (£2.90 per week).


Keeping your child safe when they are participating in our activities is our priority. Parents should familiarise themselves with the music centre activities - safeguarding notice and work with us to ensure child safety at all times.


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