Sutton Music Service
  • Sutton Music Service
  • Sutton Music Service
  • Sutton Music Service
  • Sutton Music Service

Ensembles

We offer a variety of ensembles for orchestral and band instrumentalists, which are organised by Khadija Dero, Ensembles Coordinator. Players' ages range from young primary school children to university students. The ensembles rehearse on weekday evenings during term time and are a great way to enjoy music-making and meet friends. There are concerts at the end of each term and players can also take part in our Music and Fun weekends away (years 8-10) and European concert tours (year 9+).

All players, except those wishing to join YMSG and SYTB, are required to audition if they want to move up to the next ensemble or join another ensemble.

Please contact us for advice on joining an appropriate ensemble.
Please complete an application form if you would like to be considered for a place in one of our ensembles.

YMSG - Young Musicians String Group
Rehearsals: Mondays, 5.00-6.00pm
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Conductor: Philip Aslangul
Tutors: David Brooker, Annmarie McDade

Young Musicians String Group (YMSG) members are beginners with two to three terms' experience of learning their instrument. The ensemble consists of violins, violas, cellos and double basses.


Rehearsal dates for 2017-18

September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 30
November 6, 13, 20
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 19, 26
March 5, 12
April 23, 30
May 14, 21
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 9


Concerts 2017-18

Monday 27 November 2017 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Monday 19 March 2018 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Sunday 15 July 2018 - Dorking Halls, Dorking RH4 1SG


YMTO - Young Musicians Training Orchestra
Rehearsals: Mondays, 6.00-7.00pm
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Conductor: David Brooker
Tutors: Annmarie McDade, Philip Aslangul, Amanda Lakin, Hannah Keohane, Stephen Matthews

Young Musicians Training Orchestra (YMTO) is the first full orchestra for young players of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The orchestra performs a wide range of repertoire including classical, film and pop music.


Rehearsal dates for 2017-18

September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 30
November 6, 13, 20
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 19, 26
March 5, 12
April 23, 30
May 14, 21
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 9


Concerts 2017-18

Monday 27 November 2017 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Monday 19 March 2018 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Sunday 15 July 2018 - Dorking Halls, Dorking RH4 1SG


YMO - Young Musicians Orchestra
Rehearsals: Fridays, 4.45-6.15pm
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Conductor: David Cox
Tutors: Charlotte Aslangul, Sarah Hackett, Mark Lipski, Massimo Roman, Sarah Maxwell, Helen Burgess

Young Musicians Orchestra (YMO) has the same instrumentation as YMTO but performs a more challenging repertoire that includes music of many different styles.


Rehearsal dates for 2017-18

September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20
November 3, 10, 17, 24
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 23
March 2, 9, 16
April 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 8, 15, 22, 29
July 12


Concerts 2017-18

Thursday 30 November 2017 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Monday 19 March 2017 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Sunday 15 July 2018 - Dorking Halls, Dorking RH4 1SG


SYSO - Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra
Rehearsals: Fridays, 5.30-8.00pm
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Conductor: Philip Aslangul
Tutors: Charlotte Aslangul, Sarah Hackett, Mark Lipski, Massimo Roman, Sarah Maxwell, Helen Burgess

Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) is a full symphony orchestra for advanced orchestral instrumentalists. The repertoire is demanding and varied and senior players are often invited to perform solo concertos with the orchestra. The orchestra takes part in annual European concert tours (year 9+) and has performed at many prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Fesitval Hall and Dorking Halls.


Rehearsal dates for 2017-18

September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8
January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 23
March 2, 9, 16
April 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 8, 15, 22, *29 tour rehearsal
July 13


Concerts 2017-18

Friday 24 November 2017 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Friday 15 December 2017 Christmas Cracker - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Friday 23 March 2018 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Friday 29 June 2018 - KS2 Instrumental Festival (tour orchestra only) St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Sunday 15 July 2018 - Dorking Halls, Dorking RH4 1SG

SYTB - Sutton Youth Training Band
Rehearsals: Mondays, 4.45-5.45pm
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Conductor: Roger Willey
Tutors: Jackie Cox, Amanda Lakin, Hannah Keohane, Stephen Matthews

Sutton Youth Training Band (SYTB) is a beginner level band for woodwind, brass and percussion players. Members should have two to three terms' experience of learning their instrument.


Rehearsal dates for 2017-18

September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 30
November 6, 13, 20
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 19, 26
March 5, 12
April 23, 30
May 14, 21
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 9


Concerts 2017-18

Monday 27 November 2017 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Thursday 22 March 2018 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Sunday 15 July 2018 - Dorking Halls, Dorking RH4 1SG


SYSB - Sutton Youth Symphonic Band
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 5.00-6.00pm
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Conductor: Roger Willey
Tutors: Jackie Cox, Cameron Todd, Chris Kimber

Sutton Youth Symphonic Band (SYSB) has the same instrumentation as SYTB, but the level of playing is higher with a varied repertoire that includes film, TV and show music, jazz and swing, as well as traditional wind band compositions and arrangements.


Rehearsal dates for 2017-18

September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 31
November 7, 14, 21
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 20, 27
March 6, 13
April 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 10


Concerts 2017-18

Thursday 30 November 2017 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Thursday 22 March 2018 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Sunday 15 July 2018 - Dorking Halls, Dorking RH4 1SG


SYWO - Sutton Youth Wind Orchestra
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:15-8:15pm
St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Conductor: Roger Willey
Tutors: Jackie Cox, Cameron Todd, Chris Kimber

Sutton Youth Wind Orchestra (SYWO) is our senior concert band for advanced woodwind, brass and percussion players. The repertoire is challenging and extremely varied including arrangements and original works for wind band drawn from many styles of music. SYWO takes part in annual European concert tours (year 9+) and has performed at many prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Fairfield Halls, Dorking Halls and Birmingham Symphony Hall.


Rehearsal dates for 2017-18

September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 31
November 7, 14, 21
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 20, 27
March 6, 13
April 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22
June 5, 12, 19, *26 tour rehearsal
July 10


Concerts 2017-18

Tuesday 28 November 2017 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Tuesday 20 March 2017 - St Andrew's Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HF
Sunday 15 July 2018 - Dorking Halls, Dorking RH4 1SG