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CENTRE CLOSURE

The Centre and Office will be closed on Tuesday 17th July, Monday 6th to Friday 10th August and Friday 31st August 2018 for staff training and annual instrument stock check.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.

Brookfield Music Centre (BMC)

Brookfield is a Music Centre that will inspire and become life-changing for many of our students.  It has the power to unlock creativity, to challenge and bring out the very best in our students.  Staff will encourage and support every BMC member through their journey of musical achievement.


We are happy for parents to bring their child/children along for two free trial sessions before joining.  There is no need to make an appointment, just arrive at the start of the morning and enquire at the registration desk.  Parents are welcome to stay and observe, and all new students are assigned a senior member student to help them.  Please check first that the Centre is open by checking the GM calendar.

Saturdays from 9.30am - 12.30pm

 

09:30 - 10:15
Training Wind Band

Training Strings      
Principal Wind Band

Principal Strings


10:15 - 11:15

Choir
Theory
Jazz Band
Recorder Group

11:15 - break

 

11:30 - 12:30
Training Orchestra
Principal Orchestra
Percussion Ensemble
F.A.M.E. Academy (wind, brass & strings)

 

Rehearsals are during term time only.  Please check the full rehearsal schedule on the GM calendar.

 

FAME Academy  (First Access Music Ensemble)
 Strings Brass and Woodwind

FREE ensemble lessons for students in their first year of learning.



FAME Academy is our introductory level group, catering for strings, brass and woodwind. FAME Academy often perform a number of the pieces that they have been working on during BMC concerts. 



FAME Academy welcome anyone who has been involved in a Wider Opportunities, First Access or Whole Class Music schemes through their schools as well as individuals who have been learning at home.  It doesn't matter if you only know 5 notes on your instrument or if you can't read music as the staff at FAME Academy can teach you all you need to know. 


TRAINING WIND BAND

The band rehearses weekly and is suitable for young musicians who have achieved their Gold Skills Award (see our resources page) and above in woodwind, brass and percussion. A great starting point for FAME graduates


PRINCIPLE WIND BAND

Catering for players of grades 3+ woodwind, brass and percussion

 

TRAINING STRING ENSEMBLE 

Explore a range of repertoire in readiness for Principle groups, and a great grounding for those who have complete F.A.M.E. and wish to progress to full membership of BMC.  

 

TRAINING ORCHESTRA

A chance for string, woodwind, brass and percussion players to augment their musical repertoire.  Perfect for those who have completed F.A.M.E. and are currently pre-grade 1 - grade 3 (approx).

 

BROOKFIELD CHOIR

Enjoys a wide ranging repertoire : Folk Music, Choral Works, Gospel, World Music.    

 

BROOKFIELD PRINCIPAL ORCHESTRA

Catering for violins, violas, cellos and double bass players of grade 3+ standard. Woodwind and brass players from approximately grade 4. A wide ranging repertoire including classical scores, film music, choral works and student-selected scores.

 

JAZZ BAND

Our Gold Award winning band  provides an excellent grounding in varied jazz styles and techniques including extensive improvisation.  


PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 


A chance for our percussionists to explore all genres of ensemble playing.


SENIOR STRINGS

Provision for increasing ensemble playing experience, and great experience for those who also choose to play in county ensembles such as GISE and/or GYO. 



MUSIC THEORY

Music theory tuition is available in two groups - Grade 1-3, and Grade 4 & 5.

  

Listen to some of our recordings on SoundCloud:

Brookfield Orchestra

Brookfield Windband

Brookfield Jazz Band

 

We teach Theory of Music (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music syllabus)  from Grade 1 to Grade 5, and boast a 98% success rate - with over 50% of candidates gaining a pass at Distinction level.

These groups follow the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music theory syllabus - ideal for those who wish to progress to grade 6+ Practical

 

Further details please contact the Director at brookfieldmc@gmail.com

 

 

For details of costs and how to join click here

 

Brookfield is held at:

Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester. GL2 0LF. 

Find us here

Contact: Beccy Busuttil
Email:  brookfieldmc@gmail.com
Tel:         01452 330300
Alternatively at Gloucestershire Music
Email:     gloucestershiremusic@gmail.com





 

 

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