Nottinghamshire Schools Ensemble

A small group of Notts SRP members enjoy visiting local primary schools and care homes in and around Nottingham to share the pleasure of live music once a month. We have a choice of programmes:
InfantsIncludes a few familiar nursery rhymes
Round the WorldA selection of pieces from various countries such as Mexico, Ireland, West Indies, Ukraine and others.
AnimalsA selection of pieces themed around animals such as crocodiles, elephants, hippopotamuses and others
TudorA selection of pieces from the English Tudor period, suitable for slightly older children
Care HomeA selection of pieces based on popular songs and TV theme music familiar to the older generations
All the programmes have an associated slideshow providing extra information about the pieces which can be shown providing the school has a suitable computer and projector for showing Powerpoint slideshows. As you can see from the photos below we use a wide range of instruments from the tiny sopranino to the large contrabass.

Follow this link: Schools Group programmes to access a detailed list of pieces included in the programmes.

For more information call Bridget Terry on 0115 961 7561 or email

Playing at St Edmund Campion in September 2015.

Holy Trinity, Southwell Feb 2015

Richard demonstrating the contrabass

Lowdham Primary June 2014

This is the group playing at a school in January 2014.

Some of the original members of the group back in circa 2002. The late Peter Sturgeon, our Secretary of some 20 years or so, is the gentleman seated with the great bass.