Music Sessions

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.

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.

Band Development

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 – £150 per term.

Session Musician

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 – £150 per term.

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. Tutored 45 minute Choir Session (up to 15 singers) – £75 per term, Tutored 45 minute Vocal Sessions (3-5 singers per group) – £110 per term.

Singer-Songwriters

Tutored 45 minute Sessions open to Singer-Songwriters who are interested in developing their own music and performing with a backing band. 3-5 per session – £150 per term.

Live Performance

We organise and stage our own Rock Show at the Chichester Festival Theatre (Minerva) in January and our own Summer Festival in July. We also have stage time at local music festivals over the Summer months. Everyone who attends our regular sessions is able to take part in the Rock Show and the Summer Festival. There is no charge to perform.

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