Over two hundred and fifty young people aged 8-18 are involved in the Music Centre. They play in a variety of ensembles, including bands, orchestras and groups graded to cater for the different levels of age and experience. Most rehearsals are on Saturday mornings, but evenings during the week are available for some groups.

Holiday Pattern

Lessons and Music Centre groups will not take place during school holidays and bank holidays.

Future School & Bank Holiday Dates 2017-2018:

  • Autumn Half Term: Monday 23rd October – Sunday 29th October
  • Christmas Break: Wednesday 20th December – Sunday 7th January
  • Spring Half Term: Monday 19th February – Sunday 25th February
  • Easter Break: Thursday 29th March – Sunday 15th April
  • May Bank Holiday: 7th May
  • Summer Half Term: Monday 28th May – Sunday 3rd June
  • Summer holidays commence on Friday 20th July

Weekly Music Centre Timetable

Day Time Ensemble Venue Director(s)
Monday 4.30-5.15
5.30-6.30
Bury Guitar Ensemble
Bury Big Band
Music Centre Hall
Music Centre Hall
Mr K Wallace
Mrs R. Parry, Mr S Jones, Miss H Fry
Tuesday 4.15-5.00
5:15-6:15
Bury Junior Brass Band
Bury Intermediate Brass
Music Service Building
Music Service Building
Mr M. Golding
Mr M. Golding
Friday 5.00-7.00 Bury Youth Orchestra Music Centre Hall

Mrs G. Price, Miss A. Shipton, Mr P. McAndrew, Mr N. Wallwork, Mr J Jones
Miss M. Royce, Mr G. Moore

Saturday
1st Half
9.30-10.45 Bury Training Concert Band
Bury Saxophone Ensemble
Bury Intermediate Strings
Bury Junior Flute Choir
Bury Wind Ensemble
Bury Youth Strings
Bury Junior Clarinet Choir
Bassoon Teaching
Bury Infant Voices
Music Centre Hall
School
Music Centre Library
School
School
School Hall
School
School
School
Mr S. Sandiford, Mr B. Mather, Mr N. Wallwork, Mr S. Jones
Mrs R. Parry
Mrs S. Elkinson, Mrs G. Price
Miss H Fry
Mr J Jones
Mr D. Price, Miss M. Royce
Miss A. Shipton
Mr J Jones
Miss S. Leach
Saturday Break
Saturday
2nd Half
11.15 – 12.30 Bury Youth Concert Band
Bury Junior Concert Band
Bury Junior Strings
Bury Training Flute & Clarinet Choir
Theory Class
Bassoon Teaching
Music Centre Hall
School Hall
Music Centre Library
School
School
School
Mr M. Golding, Mr B. Mather, Mrs R. Parry, Mr S. Jones
Miss A. Shipton, Mr N. Wallwork, Mr S. Jones
Miss M. Royce, Mrs S. Elkinson, Mr D. Price
Miss S. Leach
Miss H. Fry
Mr J Jones