South Gloucestershire Senior Youth Music Centre

Monday night is music night for many of South Gloucestershire’s most accomplished young musicians. The role of the Senior Music Centre is to take players to an advanced level with their music making by rehearsing, performing and expanding their musical experiences with expert guidance from professional musicians and educators.

For more information about joining the Senior Music Centre, click here.

The South Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra, South Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra and South Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra are the backbone of the Senior Music Centre but there are additional opportunities for chamber groups and solo features. You can check below for our full performance diary of local and national concerts and festival appearances. The Senior Centre year culminates in a concert at a major local venue. In 2018 they performed at Oatley Hall and the programme included a performance of Mozart’s 3rd Horn concerto given by Concerto Soloist winner, Alannah Shaw who is off to study at the Royal Scottish conservatoire in the autumn.

The Wind Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra have both appeared at the National Festival of Music for Youth giving a stunning performances in Symphony Hall, and the Town Hall Birmingham and in November 2016 all members of Senior Centre performed at the MfY Proms in the Royal albert Hall.

Head of Centre: Hannah Caldecott MA,BA
Location: Little Stoke Primary School,
Little Stoke Primary School, Little Stoke Primary School, Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke, BS34 6HY
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Time: 6.45pm-9.15pm
Entry level: Grade 5+. This is currently a non-auditioned centre. Read the Transfer Policy (from your Development Centre) here.
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.


Rehearsal dates this year: Autumn

September 17,24

October 1,8,15,22

November 5,12,19,26

December 3,8 (Concert)


January 7,14,21,28

February 4,11, 25

March 4,11,18,25


April 29

May 13,20

June 10,17,24 29


September 21st – Concert visit to St Georges

October 18th – Film Music Day

December 1st and 2nd Music for Youth in Bath

December 7th – Concert visit to St Georges

December 8th – all Centres – Concerts

December 14th – 16th – TBC Community Carolling

March 11th Ignite Festival starts

March 12th Concert for Chipping Sodbury Music Society – Various Ensembles

March 16th TBC SOGYJO at Bristol Jazz Festival

March 22nd TBC – Solo Recital evening

March 23rd SOGYJO at Thornbury Festival

June 29th Senior Centre Concert

July 6th Little Stoke and Kingswood concerts

July 13 – 14 , 17 Tour rehearsals

July 19 – 23 Music Tour

  • All concert arrangements will be confirmed in writing


Cost: £62 per double term

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