Ovation Sessions and Ovation Voices
We provide a variety of supervised musical activities on Saturday mornings. These take place in fully equipped rehearsals rooms at the Music Department at Chichester College (see map). We work to a school term, providing weekly 45 and 60 minute sessions between 10am and 1pm.
We welcome young musicians and singers (ages 9-19) and are happy to arrange trials for anyone interested in joining us. In addition to the weekly fees shown below we have introduced a £25 annual Membership fee (payable on joining) to help us with some of our administration costs.
Band Taster Sessions:
We provide band taster sessions on Saturday mornings from 10.00 to 10.45. These are open to guitarists, singers, drummers, bassists and keyboardists age 9-16 who would like to have a go at playing with a band. FREE.
Tutored 45 minute Sessions open to guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboard players and singers, with emphasis placed on musical compatibility. We put the bands together, work with them on material, and get them performing! 3-5 members per band – £10/week (payable termly).
Tutored 45 minute Sessions open to guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboard players who are interested in performing more challenging material and working with experienced singer-songwriters. 3-5 members per band – £10/week (payable termly).
Vocal Groups & Choir
We have a number of opportunities for singers to perform as lead or backing vocalists, as well as in our choir, both working with our session bands. 60 minute Choir Session – £5/week, Tutored 45 minute Vocal Sessions (3-5 singers per group) – £10/week (payable termly).
Accompaniment & Songwriting
Tutored 45 minute Sessions open to singers, guitarists and piano players who are interested in songwriting and performing as a duo or trio. 2-3 per session – £10/week (payable termly)
We organise and stage our own Rock Show at the Chichester Festival Theatre (Minerva) in January and we have stage time at local music festivals in the Summer months. Everyone who attends our regular sessions is able to take part in the Rock Show and at least one festival performance. There is no charge to perform. We also have opening stage time at the ‘Chichester Backroom’, a monthly band night which takes place on the first Thursday of every month.