GM OPEN WEEK. Monday 1st - Saturday 6th October 2018.
Play an instrument or want to learn?
Gloucestershire Music is opening their doors to you.
Gloucestershire Music’s weekly music groups and centres will be opening their doors from Monday 1st to Saturday 6th October to anyone who’s interested in seeing what they do, or perhaps joining one of the groups or music centres. There are groups for people at all stages of learning music, from beginners to more advanced players, and adult groups too.
WERE CAN I GO AND GET PLAYING ?
Have a look at our flyers for each family of instruments and vocalists.
CALLING ALL STRING PLAYERS - click here
CALLING ALL WOODWIND PLAYERS - click here
CALLING ALL BRASS PLAYERS - click here
CALLING ALL SINGERS - click here
CALLING ALL PERCUSSION PLAYERS - click here
Youth Groups and Music Centres
Beginners and intermediate young musicians on a range of instruments can come along on Saturday 6th October to the Brookfield Music Centre, Gloucester (Sir Thomas Rich's School, 9.20am-12.30pm), Five Valleys Music Centre, Stroud (Archway School, 9.30am-12.30pm), Forest of Dean Wind Band Music Centre, Coleford (Five Acres High School, 10am-1pm).
Young jazz players (grade 4 to advanced) will find a thriving bunch of dedicated young jazz stars at Jazz Live in Cheltenham on Wednesday 3rd October from 6 – 9pm at Bournside School, Cheltenham.
On Thursday 4th October, advanced young players (grade 5+) can also visit one of our three award-winning County Youth Music Groups that converge on St. Peter’s High School each Thursday. These include the Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra (6.30 - 9pm), Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra (6.45 - 9pm) and the Gloucestershire Intermediate String Ensemble (7 - 9pm).
Visit our youth music group section of the website here
Sing, Sing, Sing for Gloucestershire Both Brookfield and Five Valleys Music Centre offer choirs and vocal opportunities. Our very own Gloucestershire Youth Choir is also taking applications from singers currently in years 7 - 13 ready for their first course in October half term. Find our more here
Beginner Bands for youth and adult musicians.
Start your musical journey with us for a chance of F.A.M.E.
If you are a young person and absolute beginner or just been playing for a few weeks then you can benefit from free sessions via our First Access Music Ensembles (F.A.M.E.). Open to students of school age. More info here
Our adult Learn As You Play sessions are held at music centres and at the Lakeside Concert Band and provide adults with the opportunity to learn to play and instrument. More info here
Adult Music Groups
There are groups for adults too including: Jazz2Go and the Colwell Arts Jazz Ensemble ( Weds 3rd October at 7-9pm at Bournside School, Cheltenham); Colwell Arts Orchestra (Wednesday 3rd October (7-9pm) at the Colwell Arts Centre, grade 4+); Lakeside Concert Band (Thurs 4th October 7-9pm Lakeside School - adult wind, brass and percussion players grades 1-4); Five Valleys Adult Wind Band (Saturday 6th October, Archway School 09:30 – 11:30 adults grades 3 – 6); Gloucestershire Symphonic Wind Orchestra (Monday 1st October, Monday, 19:00 – 21:00 in Gloucester at the Colwell Arts Centre, advanced adult wind, brass and percussionists only with a minimum grade 7). Visit our adult music group section of the website here
Membership for groups works out at around £5 per week payable via our music card scheme. For more details of all groups and their regular rehearsal schedules (including youth brass band, string ensemble and youth choir that meet during school holidays) visit www.gloucestershiremusic.co.uk or call 01452 330300.