We believe the best part about making music is making music together therefore we are delighted to confirm we will be re-opening a selection of Music Centre activities from mid June 2021!

During the summer term we are offering a range of short courses (5 weeks). These will take place on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. See below for more details about this programme.​

The proposed 5-session courses during Summer Term 2021, will be charged at 50% of the termly fee.

* Some music centres are either at capacity this term or not running, but we are still accepting applications for September.  Details of auditions for Jazz/Big Band and Youth Orchestra will be posted to the website soon.

 

String Orchestra*

Tuesdays

5pm - 5.45pm

Grade 3 +

currently not running

String orchestra offers an opportunity for string players to explore music in a range of styles and to develop ensemble skills as they work towards membership of our Youth Orchestra.

Jazz/Big Band*

Tuesdays

6pm - 7.30pm

Grade 5 +

this course is now full

This band performs some of the most exciting repertoire written for this medium. Recent charts include numbers from Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and Stevie Wonder.

Brighton & Hove Youth Wind Orchestra*

Thursdays

5.30pm - 7.15pm

Grade 5 +

this course is now full

From Morricone to Milhaud, classical to contemporary, BHYWO provides an opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion players to perform challenging repertoire in a diverse range of styles and genres.

Advanced String Ensemble

Thursdays

7.30pm - 9pm

Grade 6 +

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This group is open to advanced string players, including new members who would like to experience playing in a high-level chamber ensemble. To be eligible, players must also take part in Youth Orchestra (Friday Evenings).

Percussion Ensemble*

Fridays

5.30pm - 6.15pm

Grade 5 +

currently not running

BHYPE performs a wide range of musical styles featuring pitched, un-pitched, body and junk percussion instruments. Recent repertoire includes arrangements of well known orchestral pieces and popular tunes as well as music written by ensemble members.

Youth Orchestra*

Fridays

6 - 8pm

Grade 6 +

this course is now full

This orchestra performs major symphonic repertoire, some of which has been premiered by the orchestra such as Sir John Tavener's 'Exstasis'.

Wind Band

Saturdays

9am - 9.45am

Beginner - Grade 2

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This band provides players with their first opportunity of playing in an ensemble, whilst they explore the wide range of music written for this medium. These sessions will improve sight reading and ensemble skills, and benefit the development of stamina and technical ability.

String Group*

Saturdays

9am - 9.45am

Beginner - Grade 1

currently not running

This String Group provides the first opportunity for young violinists, cellists and mini bass players to play together as part of a group. This is ideal for students who are in their first year of learning. You can join in even if you are a beginner or have only had a few lessons.

Saturday Concert Band

Saturdays

10am - 10.45am

Grade 3 - 4

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The Saturday Concert Band is open to woodwind, brass and percussion players. The diverse repertoire includes arrangements in popular, television and film music in addition to contemporary compositions written specifically for the band.

Junior String Orchestra

Saturdays

10am - 10.45am

Grade 1- 2

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This Junior String Orchestra provides more experienced string players with opportunities to explore a greater diversity of musical styles, more complex parts playing and further develop their improvisation and composition skills.

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