Black Box Theatre Company - The Old Library, Mansfield – weekly Sunday 1.30pm – 5.30pm.
The focus of the theatre company is to introduce and develop skills in a range of different theatre styles by a mixture of warm up, technique and improvisation sessions and developing creative projects. Students are encouraged to explore their own creative potential whilst rehearsing for a variety of challenging performance opportunities across the County
Students need to be able to show commitment to being part of an ensemble.
Choir - The Minster School, Southwell - fortnightly Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm.
The NPA Choir provides singers with the opportunity to sing in a mixed choir and have expert vocal and choral coaching. Membership of the choir gives enjoyment of being surrounded by musically talented friends, a firm foundation of a life-long love of music and preparation and guidance for University or Music college entry, if required.
The minimum standard required is Grade 3 however the music and standard performed is of a much higher level.
Concert Band - The Minster School, Southwell - fortnightly Sunday 12.45pm – 5.00pm.
The Concert Band is for musicians who feel ready to join an established performance group and work more intensively on their ensemble skills. The Concert Band aims to get everyone playing together at a high standard and enjoying a wide range of music, from show tunes to pop medleys, film music and romantic suites.
Some of each rehearsal is spent working in sectionals to provide more focussed, smaller group teaching, which helps to support the less experienced students.
The standard required at audition depends on the individual instrument played.
Junior Concert Band - The Minster School, Southwell - fortnightly Sunday 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
The Junior Concert Band is a new Band formed by the merging of the Training Band and Intermediate Band, which is designed to give confidence to younger players to improve their playing and to prepare them for entry into the Concert Band. Students will have the opportunity to play a wide variety of music from orchestral and concert band classics to modern film music.
The standard required is about Grade 2 depending on the instrument played.
Red Hot (Swing) Band - The Minster School, Southwell - weekly Wednesday 6.30pm – 9.15pm.
Young people get the opportunity to play a variety of jazz, swing, Latin and blues in a relaxed environment and are able to develop their improvisation skills, performance skills and develop an understanding of professional musicianship.
The standard required is about Grade 4 level
Steel Band (Advanced) - The Brunts Academy, Mansfield – weekly Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
The Advanced Steel Band is for students who have played at an advanced level for about a year and can play by ear and not only by reading music. The rehearsal ethos is that it will be hard work but very enjoyable and there will be a wide variety of music from pop medleys, film music and musical favourites. There is plenty of opportunity to move round the chrome pans eg tenors, bass, cello, guitar and melody to really broaden your skill level on each part.