Young People in a rock band

The Bath and North East Somerset Music Service operates five Music Centres which meet on a weekly basis during term-time.

The Centres provide rehearsal and performance opportunities in Bands, Orchestras, Ensembles and Choirs for Primary and Secondary school children throughout the authority. Their aim is to encourage the love of music through taking part, and all that is asked of members is to demonstrate a minimum standard of ability. Tuition is given by qualified music teachers who are used to working with young people. Repertoire is structured and selected to ensure that a high standard of enthusiastic and committed music making is achieved at all levels of ability. Sectional and full rehearsal schedules are a feature, and time is also found for the membership to meet socially. 

The minimum standard for Senior Ensembles is Grade 5 and for all other groups from Grade 1 onwards.  However, students do not have to have achieved these grades in order to be considered for membership.  If you are unsure, ask your teacher or call the Music Service for further information.

Membership of a Music Centre must be a commitment, and members will be expected to attend the full programme of rehearsals and concerts. Rehearsal and concert dates for each Music Centre will be given on receipt of the application form.

 

COSTS

The cost for Music Centre membership is:        

  • The annual cost for membership of one music centre, i.e. Mendip, Keynsham, BSYM, Cantilena or SPO is: £165 invoiced in 3 instalments of £55. 
  • The annual cost for a Multiple Membership, i.e. membership of more than one Music Service ensemble and/or music centre is: £210 invoiced in 3 instalments of £70.
  • The annual membership of Music Time and Music Club at BSYM on Saturdays is: £81 invoiced in 3 instalments of £27.

The annual membership of Guitar club and Choir at Mendip Music Centre on Thursday is: £81 invoiced in 3 instalments of £27.

This could mean as little as £1.50 per hour to belong to 2 senior ensembles!!!

Families with three or more children attending any music centres or ensembles will only be charged for the two eldest.

There is normally NO charge for children registered for free school meals.

 

MUSIC CENTRES

 

 

KEYNSHAM MUSIC CENTRE @ Wellsway School, Keynsham

Wind Band, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble

Wellsway School, Keynsham

Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

The minimum standard required is approximately Grade 1.

 


Autumn Term 2015


Spring Term 2016


Summer Term 2016


 September 22


January 12


April 26


September 29


January 19


May 3


October 6


January 26


May 10


October 13


February 2


May 17


October 20


February 9


May 24


½ term Oct 27


½ term Feb 16


½ term May 31


November 3


February 23


June 7


November 10


March 1


June 14


November 17


March 8


June 21


November 24*


March 15*


June 28*


* Denotes Concert Dates

 

CANTILENA COUNTY YOUTH CHOIR @ St Keyna Primary School, Keynsham

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

 


Autumn Term 2015


Spring Term 2016


Summer Term 2016


September 22


January 12


April 26


September 29


January 19


May 3


October 6


January 26


May 10


October 13


February 2


May 17


October 20


February 9


May 24


½ term Oct 27


½ term Feb 16


½ term May 31


November 3


February 23


June 7


November 10


March 1


June 14


November 17


March 8


June 21


November 24


March 15


June 28


 

 

 

WEDNESDAY ORCHESTRAL CENTRE @ West Wing, Hayesfield Upper School, Bath

Junior & Intermediate Strings Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Symphony Orchestra Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 9:15pm

 


Autumn Term 2015


Spring Term 2016


Summer Term 2016


September 23


January 13


April 20


September 30


January 20


April 27


October 7


January 27


May 4


October 14


February 3


May 11


October 21


NO SESSION February 10


May 18


½ term Oct 28


½ term Feb 17


May 25


November 4


February 24


½ term May 27


NO SESSION November 11


March 2


June 8


November 18


March 9


June 15


November 25


March 16


June 22


December 2


 


June 29


 

 

 

MENDIP MUSIC CENTRE @ Midsomer Norton Primary School, Midsomer Norton

Training Band, Intermediate Bands, Junior & Intermediate Strings, Guitar Ensembles

Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

The minimum standard required is approximately Grade 1.

 


Autumn Term 2015


Spring Term 2016


Summer Term 2016


September 17


January 14


April 28


September 24


January 21


May 5


October 1


January 28


May 12


October 8


February 4


May 19


October 15


February 11


May 26


½ term Oct 22 & 29


½ term Feb 18


½ term June 2


November 5


February 25


June 9


November 12


March 3


June 16


November 19


March 10


June 23


November 26*


March 17*


June 30*


* Denotes Concert Dates

 

 

SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC CENTRE @ West Wing, Hayesfield Upper School, Bath

Training, Intermediate & Symphonic Wind Bands, Brass Tacks & Intermediate Brass Band, Mallets & Beaters, Flutes Galore, Saxation, Incantation, Guitar Ensembles - Acoustic and Electric, Music Time & Recorder Club!

Saturdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm

 


Autumn Term 2015


Spring Term 2016


Summer Term 2016


September 19


January 9


April 23


September 26


January 16


April 30


October 3


January 23


May 7


October 10


January 30


May 14


October 17


February 6


May 21


½ term Oct 24 & Oct 31


½ term Feb 13 & 20


½ term May 28 & June 4


NO SESSION November 7


February 27


June 11


November 14


March 5


June 18


November 21


March 12


June 25


November 28


March 19*


July 2*


December 5* 


 


 


* Denotes Concert Dates

 

Bath Society of Young Musicians

 

APPLYING FOR A MUSIC CENTRE

If you wish to join any one of the Music Centres, please complete the registration form and send it to:

Bath & North East Somerset Music Service,

Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG

Help us improve this content

Please use this form to report issues with the content of this page. If you wish to contact somebody about the service provided, please use the contact details found in the 'Contact Us' section of this page.

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Data protection notice

Data protection notice

The information you have provided may be shared across Bath and North East Somerset Council for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry. We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless your consent has been given or the law allows this.

The use of your personal information is covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can, under this legislation, request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is committed to upholding the principles of the Data Protection Act, and will not process your information in a way incompatible with these principles.

The Council’s Information Compliance Office can be contacted on (01225) 477000 or via email at information_governance@bathnes.gov.uk

Your rating: 

Your rating: None Average: 3 (11 votes)
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.