Centre Partially Re-Opened

Colwell Arts Centre has now partially re-opened for new instrument hires, and existing hirers to return or exchange instruments. We are operating an appointment-based system so please contact glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk with any enquiries or to book your appointment.


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Please note that all rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government's direction on COVID-19.

Click on the link to explore all the ways that you can keep playing and making music until we can all get together again!

Keep safe everyone from the Gloucestershire Music Team

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About Colwell Arts Jazz Ensemble

The Colwell Arts Jazz Ensemble (CAJE) is a senior level big band for adults. 


The band gives four or five public performance each year in concert halls, churches and outdoor venues.

CAJE  performed at the 2012/13 regional heat of the National Concert Band Festival at the Cheltenham Ladies College.  In April 2013 the band were successfully invited to attend the Natioal Concert Band Festival at the prestigious Adrian Boult Concert Hall at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music.

No audition is needed to join CAJE, but you will need to be of at least Associated Board Grade 5 equivalent, or above, to enjoy practising and performing the band's varied repertoire.

The band is conducted by bass player Richard Fitton-Perkins. 

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm at Bourneside School in Cheltenham, term time only. Please check the calendar for more details.

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