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Southampton Music Service (SMS) provides an impressive range of:

These activities bring extra enjoyment and opportunities for young musicians to perform in high profile concerts and tours. Our leading ensembles have built a world-wide reputation for excellence. Make sure you are part of this wonderful world of music making!

Our ensemble structure provides a progression route for every young musician throughout the city. Membership is subsidised via the Southampton Music Hub. Termly membership charges.

An ensemble enrolment form is required for all members of our ensembles.

Success stories

Many of our young musicians now have successful careers in music.

Top tier ensembles

  • Southampton Youth Orchestra
  • Southampton Wind Band
  • Southampton Youth Brass Band
  • Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Groove Merchant

If you are interested in joining any of the ensembles, please contact the Music Services office for further information.

Contact: music@southampton.gov.uk or 023 8083 3648