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CREATE Music Groups

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  • Phone Neil Robertson 
    0141 276 8472
  • Phone Pamela Black
    0141 276 8476


Covid-19 Update

Glasgow CREATE orchestras, bands, ensembles and choirs are currently temporarily suspended due to the current restrictions around Covid-19.
This will be reviewed in March 2021 and updates will be published which will reflect Government guidelines at that time.
We hope that all our young people will continue to engage in their instrumental music lessons and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to City Halls as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please contact your tutors to find out about the online Christmas Concert, which will take place in December.

Big Band

The ensemble is aimed at musicians.

  • Instruments - Vocals, Flute, Clarinet, All Saxophones, Trumpet/Comet, 
    Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass (upright) Bass (electric), Drum Kit.
  • Level - Grade 4 and above
  • Where - City Halls
  • When -  Thursday (Term-time - September to April)
  • Time - 19:00 - 21:00

Concert Bands

The Concert Band and Senior Concert Band are aimed at Brass, Woodwind and Percussion players.

  • Instruments - Woodwind, Brass,  Percussion
  • Level - Grade 1 and above
  • Where - City Halls
  • When -  Saturday (Term-time - September to April)
  • Time - 11:00 - 13:00
  • Pathway to -  Glasgow Schools' Symphony Orchestra

String Orchestras

The String Training Orchestra and String Orchestra is aimed at string players.

  • Instruments - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
  • Level - Grade 1 and above
  • Where - City Halls
  • When -  Saturday (Term-time - September to April)
  • Time - 09:00 - 11:00
  • Pathway to - Glasgow Schools' Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble

Voice Factory

This is a choral programme for children in P4 - 7 and young people attending secondary school.

Members receive ½ choral singing and ½ musicianship training at each rehearsal

  • Instrument - Voice
  • Level - Beginner to advanced
  • Where - City Halls
  • When - Saturday (Term-time - September to April)
  • Time -  (P4 - 09:00 - 10:00, P5 - 10:00 -11:00, P6/7 - 11:00 - 12:00, Secondary 12:00 - 13:00
  • Informal audition for p5, p6/7 & Secondary choir

Glasgow CREATE Website

Welcome to Glasgow CREATE online.

CREATE (Creativity and Expressive Arts Transforming Education)

As part of Glasgow's Improvement Challenge, Glasgow CREATE was established in January 2016 by Glasgow Education Services to raise the profile of Expressive Arts and Creativity and to support schools to raise attainment and achievement across the curriculum through thinking differently.

Supporting all Primary, Secondary and Early Years Establishments in Glasgow, CREATE continually strives to have the highest quality learning experiences and opportunities for our children and young people ensuring we support schools to transform Expressive Arts in our city through innovation, creativity and inspirational learning and teaching.

CREATE ensures that teachers are confident and skilled in delivering the Expressive Arts curriculum through regular CLPL opportunities and access to a comprehensive Framework for Expressive Arts to support a creative and skills based approach to teaching and learning in Art & Design, Dance, Drama and Music.

Glasgow's Framework for Expressive Arts, resources and staff CLPL can be accessed via Follow @GlasgowCREATE on social media to stay up to date with our latest news and good practice from across the city.

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