Little Stoke Development Centre

The Little Stoke 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: Alice Bodiley BMus Hons LLCM ALCM PGCE
Location: Little Stoke Primary School, Little Stoke Primary School, Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke, BS34 6HY
Time: All groups rehearse from 9.30am-12 except for Open Strings, First Blow and Guitars which rehearse from 9.30-10.40am (followed by tuckshop!). Ukeleles rehearse 11 to 12.
Rehearsal dates this year: Saturdays 9.30 – 12.00

Autumn

September 16, 23, 30

October 7, 14

November 4, 11, 18, 25

December 2 + Concert

Spring – All Saturdays unless stated

20th January – normal venues

27th January – KDC Western Winds (those Grade 3 and above) and Bridge Strings please go to Little Stoke

3rd February – KDC Western Winds (those Grade 3 and above) and Bridge Strings please go to Little Stoke

24th February- KDC Western Winds (those Grade 3 and above) and Bridge Strings please go to Little Stoke

Sunday 25th February – Joint Western Winds and Bridge Strings, LSDC Guitars and KDC Senior Guitars – Music for Youth in Bath. Timings to be confirmed

3rd March – First Blow, Second Wind, Open and Crossing Strings, Guitars and Ukuleles from both centres to attend Little Stoke.

NB this rehearsal will be from 9.30 – 12.00 if possible

Western Winds and Bridge Strings to attend KDC + Senior Centre

Monday 5th March – Western Winds and Bridge Strings from both centres are invited to attend Senior Centre at Little Stoke from 6.45 – 9.15. Younger members may leave at 8 pm if they wish

10th March – First Blow, Second Wind, Open and Crossing Strings, Guitars and Ukuleles from both centres to attend Little Stoke.

NB this rehearsal will be from 9.30 – 12.00 if possible

Western Winds and Bridge Strings to attend KDC + Senior Centre

Sunday 11th March – Gala Concert

17th March – Normal rehearsal venues for all groups

Summer

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 (musicservice@southglos.gov.uk) 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 and Ukeleles)

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.

Guitars
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