Kingswood Development Centre

The Kingswood Development Centre is one of two development centres which meet on Saturday mornings and provide the ideal way to begin ensemble music making with other players of a similar age and standard.

Head of Centre: TBC
Location: King’s Oak Academy, Brook Road, Warmley. BS15 4JT
Time: All groups rehearse from 9.30am-12 except for Junior & Senior Guitars which rehearse 9.30-11.00;
and Open Strings & Ukuleles which rehearse from 10.30-12.00am (including a break for tuck shop).
Rehearsal dates this year: Autumn

September 16, 23, 30

October 7, 14

November 4, 11, 18, 25

December 2 + Concert


January 6, 13, 20, 27

February 3, 24

March 2, 10 ( Sunday 11 Gala Concert ) 17 Music for Youth TBC


April 14, 21, 28

May 12, 19

June 9, 16, 23, 30

July 7 + Concert

How to join: Joining a music centre is easy!  Phone ( 01454 863147) or e mail ( to let us know that your child is interested in attending. We will tell the Head of Centre to expect you. We are convinced that your child will enjoy the experience but if they do not then you do not have to pay anything! If your child wishes to continue then the fee for ten weeks will be payable. Please bring the registration form with you for the first session so that we have all emergency contact details.
Cost: £58.17 for 10 sessions (£29.09 for Open Strings, First Blow, Guitars and Ukuleles)

No charge will be made if you are in receipt of income support, free schools meals or maximum tax credit. Evidence of exemption will be required. All centres meet for 30 rehearsals in the school year. Charges are made three times a year. Sibling reductions apply.

Click here to find out how to pay your fees online.

Cheques made payable to South Gloucestershire Council

Transfer to Senior Centre

Click here for details of how you might transfer to the Senior Centre.

The Artistry in Strings Programme

Open Strings
For beginner strings who have been learning for a term.

Crossing Strings
Once players begin to work towards Grade 1 as they progress to a slightly more advanced group.

The Bridge String Orchestra
Members of this orchestra have an ability range of Grade 3-4 standard.

An opportunity for guitarists to play in an ensemble, plus a ukelele group.

The Artistry in Winds and Percussion Programme

First Blow
For beginner players who have been learning for a term

Second Wind
Once players begin to work towards Grade 1 they progress to a slightly more advanced group

Western Winds
Members of this ensemble have an ability range of Grade 3-4 standard