String orchestras

We provide 2 string ensembles - Senior Strings (Grade 4 and above) and Simply Strings (beginners to Grade 3)

Pop-up Ensembles

Throughout the year we run a series of workshops and single rehearsal events, including:

These are often free events to attend.

Summer Schools

The two day course is designed for young players of approximately grade one to grade four standard. Players do not need to have previous large ensemble experience or to have taken a grade examination but they must be able to read music to the appropriate standard.

Wind Bands

We have 3 wind band ensembles - Junior Wind Band, Intermediate Wind Band and Senior Wind Band.


NEMCO provides a range of musical ensembles for children and adults throughout the city.

Rehearsal Dates

Rehearsals for the Nemco Ensembles will take place on the following dates:

Fees to attend from 1st Jan 2019 are £38 per term*

Rehearsal Venue: Sacred Heart High School, Fenham, NE4 9YH     Time: 9.45am - 11.45am

Both Concerts 7pm on Mon 23rd Mar 2020 (Strings) and Tues 24th Mar 2020 (Wind)

Apply To Join An Ensemble

Click here to apply to join our city ensembles

NEMCO Polo Shirts

NEMCO has a white polo shirt, with the NEMCO logo, available for purchase. These are not compulsory but the majority of performers wear them at concerts.

Payment is required in advance and should be sent with the completed order form to the NEMCO Office. Shirts will be available for collection on a Saturday rehearsal.

Prices are as follows: Children’s sizes  £9.00  Adult sizes  £13.00

Download Polo Shirt Order Form

* In certain circumstances Nemco is able to reduce ensemble fees.  Please contact the Nemco office to discuss.



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