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County ensembles

Have you reached grade 6 on your instrument?
Or are you a strong singer capable of taking an audition?
Then our County Ensembles are for you!

County Ensembles offer the thrill of rehearsing and performing with other advanced musicians from across West Sussex, and are a route to national youth ensembles and music conservatoires. When we aren’t in lockdown, we meet each Saturday during term time at the College of Richard Collyer in Horsham.

You’ll get the chance to perform at local and national venues, national music festivals and perhaps even overseas. You can also take part in exciting trips and workshops with professional musicians and orchestras.

Entry is by audition and you’ll need to have reached the required grades. To apply, use the Apply Now button at the top of the page. If you have any queries, email

County ensembles costs

Membership subscription per pupil:

One activity: £60.00 per term

Two activities: £100.00 per term

Want to join part-way through the term? No problem, just let us know when you want to begin.

Entry requirements

  • West Sussex Youth Orchestra – Grade 6+
  • West Sussex Youth Wind Orchestra – Grade 6+
  • West Sussex Youth Big Band – Grade 6+
  • West Sussex Youth Choir – Years 9-13
  • West Sussex Young Voices – Years 5-8

We meet during term time at The College of Richard Collyer, Hurst Road, Horsham, RH12 2EJ.

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