County Music Ensembles

County Music Ensembles rehearse weekly, during term time, at NMPAT, Kettering Road, Northampton.

Each group will have several performance opportunities throughout the year – details can be found on our online events calendar.  Communication from County Ensemble conductors can be found on the letters page.

Membership of a County Ensemble is subject to annual audition in the summer term.  Auditions for 2023-2024 have already taken place – please go to our auditions page for information on making a mid-term application.  To make a payment for membership of a County Ensemble, please log in to your ParentPay account.  Please note, payments for the 2023-2024 academic year can be made from Monday 14th August.

Brass Bands

Jazz Bands

Wind Bands


Symphony Orchestras

String Orchestras

Chamber Ensembles

Other Ensembles


In addition to County Music Groups, NMPAT also run a Young Actors Company and non-auditioned Youth Theatre for those interested in acting, musical theatre, technical stagecraft and playwriting.

Financial Support

NMPAT are committed to ensuring every child has the opportunity to participate in the arts.  Find out how we can help support you and your family.