Membership of our Area Ensembles is by registration and is open to young musicians in full time education who attend a Birmingham School or live within the city of Birmingham.

Playing in a group is fun and SFE Area Ensembles introduce and develop techniques involved in performing in a group as well serving as an extension to weekly instrumental lessons greatly benefitting the development of playing skills generally.

Due to Covid-19 and social distancing measures, registration for Area Ensembles will be postponed until January 2021.

Young musicians can join from the very earliest stages of their instrumental learning with the encouragement of their instrumental teacher.

In order for the group to achieve a high standard, it is important that children aim to attend all the rehearsals in any term, and it is essential that all members attend the termly concert.

Information about the Area Ensembles on offer next year will be published in January 2021.

Did you know that Services For Education is a charity?

Every year, we bring together 2,000 young people from across Birmingham and form over 70 ensembles, specialising in a variety of instruments.

We do not charge for our ensembles because imposing a charge would create an immediate barrier for many families who would struggle to afford these costs but this is only sustainable with support from our donors.

We need your help to keep our ensembles going. 

Become a Friend of Services For Education for as little as £3 per month to support our ensembles. Or, if you’d prefer make a one-off donation.

Find out more on our Charity Website.