Adult Ensembles

Adult Ensembles

Manchester Community Music School offers musical opportunities for all ages. See below for current adult ensembles.

***New*** New Hampshire Wind Ensemble

The New Hampshire Wind Ensemble brings together musicians from a wide range of ages with a desire to broaden their artistic level while performing a wide array of professional and compelling repertoire.

Wind Ensemble is designed to:

• Supplement the fine instruction students receive from their high school programs • Provide an opportunity for adult musicians to continue their love of performing

challenging wind band literature in a community ensemble
• Offer music educators an opportunity to utilize their performing skills in a large ensemble
• Provide like-minded, multi-aged musicians with advanced proficiency the opportunity to experience the joy of performing masterworks and contemporary wind repertoire
• Make a positive contribution to the musical environment of the community

No Formal Audition is Required! Acceptance into the New Hampshire Wind Ensemble is through an open rehearsal process.

The 2018-2019 Season will begin on Tuesday, September 11th.
Rehearsals run from 5:45 – 7:15 – the first two rehearsals will be open rehearsals to give musicians an opportunity to experience the group.

We are looking for musicians that are musically motivated and desiring to further develop their musical abilities. Musicians do not have to perform at an all-state level; however they must have their own drive, work ethic, and commitment in order to take part in this ensemble. Musicians should expect to perform music at grade levels 4 and higher. All musicians with a love of music making in a large wind ensemble are encouraged to participate.

Tuition: $475 for a Full Year – tuition also includes Summer Band participation for 2019

(Public school teachers can join for free!)

Granite ‘N Roll Rock and Pop Choir

Calling all “Closet Rockers”
Want to Sing to More than Just Your Steering Wheel?

If rocking out in your car, office or shower is where you shine then come and take the stage with other closet-rockers. No experience is needed, no requirement to read music. All you need is a willingness to sing the songs you hear on the radio… from the traditional rock and roll songs of yesterday to the contemporary pop of today, Granite ‘n Roll will sing them all.

The Granite ‘n Roll – Rock & Pop Choir is for everyone.

Conductor: Jamie Saucier
Ages: High School-Adult
Wednesdays: 6:00pm-7:30pm  Starts Oct. 3rd
Tuition: $230 plus a $30 registration fee

Folk String Orchestra 

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For players of any string instrument looking for ensemble playing, including guitar, mandolin, ukulele, string bass, and others. The Folk String Orchestra is a group of musicians who are continuing the old-time British American music tradition. Many of the tunes in this tradition have roots reaching back to the musical traditions of the British Isles. Today’s String Bands play all styles of music, including classical, folk, jazz, country, and bluegrass.

There will be plenty of guidance and coaching from the instructor on how to come up with your own parts, improvisation, creating solo breaks, fills, harmonies, bass lines and chordal accompaniments; how to listen and respond to what everyone else is playing, and how to blend in effectively as a band.

This ensemble meets for the full academic year, and will perform in conclusion of each semester. Additional performance opportunities will be available.

Instructor: John Zevos
Ages: Teen through Adult. All levels of playing ability.
Class Time: 6 – 7:00
Day of week: Wednesday, Starts September 7th
Start Date: TBA
Tuition: TBA

Adult String Ensemble

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For adults who are at an intermediate level or advanced level on violin, viola, and cello. Enjoy this opportunity for adult students and amateurs to play chamber music with their peers in a professional, nurturing environment. Throughout the course, a variety of repertoire will be explored, with ample time to get to know your fellow musicians.

Instructor: Matthew Dickey
Ages: Adult
Class Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Day of week: Thursdays, Every Other Week Starting Sept. 13th
Tuition: $300 per year