Roll up Roll up! The 2017/18 season of Music Centre is now open for enrolment!
As usual, there are some changes planned for next season, please take a minute to read the following information carefully:
Who can enrol?
All students between 8 and 21 can enrol in Music Centre. You don’t need to be having lessons in school, or have reached any grades. For over 18s (or parents of students) we also offer an adult choir (Medina Voices) for only £2 a session!
How much does it cost?
Subscription fees have remained unchanged this year. An annual fee of £60 covers each student for as many groups as they wish to join. New members can also have a 3 week free-trial!
We’re delighted to announce the creation of the following new groups:
- StringAlong – Aimed at complete beginner string players. Only had one lesson? Not a problem! Bring your violin / viola / cello / double bass along and join in with this fun and relaxed workshop.
- C Breeze – Aimed at complete beginner wind, brass and percussion players. Only managed to buzz a raspberry down your trumpet? Great! Come along and join in with this beginner session and see how quickly your technique can develop.
- Keyboard Club – back due to popular demand! This group caters for keyboard and piano players from beginners to advanced abilities. You’ll need to bring your own keyboard but all music is supplied. (rehearsal times are currently still TBC)
- Ukulele Group – You asked – we delivered. We’re excited to provide this new ukulele group open to all ranges and abilities. Note: This takes place on a Friday evening at Nine Acres Primary school. You’ll still need to enrol through the Music Centre.
- Brass Buttons – Few things in life are as soothing as listening to a well oiled brass band. This group offers beginners and new starters the ability to play in a small, dedicated brass workshop without any of those noisy clarinets or flutes to get in the way! Suitable for complete beginners up to grade 1.
Changes to existing groups:
We’ve decided to give Music Centre a fresh look for this season and update our group names. A complete list of groups is available here, but the following is a summary of changes to help you determine the name of your old group:
- Beginner / Junior Strings – Is now called FiddleSticks
- Music Centre Strings – is now called MiddleFiddles
- Foundation Wind Band – is now called Airwaves
- Music Centre Wind Band and Youth Wind Band have now combined to become the IW Music Centre Concert Band
- Stage Band – is now called Jazz Band
- Junior Recorders – is now called Pied Pipers
- Adult Choir – is now called Medina Voices
Please refer to this list if you’re unsure which group to re-enrol for in September.
Get your tablets at the ready…. Music Centre has gone digital! Enrolments are now completed online using our new digital enrolment form. Click the link below to start your enrolment now for the 2017/18 season.
Dates for your diary
The Music Centre Website has been updated with a full list of dates for the 2017/18 season, including concert dates. View the calendar for full details.
- Saturday 16th September – Enrolment / First day of 2017/18 season
- Saturday 9th December 19:00 – Christmas Concert part 1
- Sunday 10th December 19:00 – Christmas Concert part 2
Looking forward to seeing you all on the 16th September,
IW Music Centre Manager