Senior Centre Transfer Policy

The Senior Music Centre welcomes players who have achieved a standard equivalent of passing a Grade 5 exam on any of the following instruments: violin, viola, ‘cello, double bass, tuned/untuned percussion, flute (piccolo), oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone (any), trumpet, cornet, French horn, trombone, euphonium/baritone, tuba. There are also opportunities in the Jazz Orchestra for piano, guitar or bass guitar as an additional instrument.

Due to a busy performance calendar throughout the year it is best for new members to join in September. If you  reach Grade 5 during the year and wish to become accustomed to playing at an advanced level then you can join our training scheme which will help you make the transition. This scheme allows you to attend Monday night rehearsals, for an introductory half price fee.

If you currently attend one of our Development Centres we would expect you to continue to attend there as a fully-paid member. The experience you will now be gaining as a more advanced player can help to support the less experienced players. These ‘leadership’ roles have a very important part to play in peer-mentoring and will prepare you well for the challenges ahead.

If you do not currently attend one of our Development Centres on a Saturday and would like to find out more, then click these links to the Kingswood Development Centre and Little Stoke Development Centre. If you are interested in joining the Senior Music Centre, please get in touch.

If you are interested in being part of the Senior Music Centre training scheme, joining as a fully paid member, paying us a visit or for any other information, please contact the Head of Senior Music Centre musicservice@southglos.gov.uk