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Whether you’ve been playing an instrument for years or are just starting out, the New Year is the perfect time to start making music with like-minded people, and we have plenty of ways to do just that in 2019.
If playing pop, rock, folk, acoustic or metal is your thing, our School of Rock and Pop is a great way to hone your skills as a songwriter and band member. The School meets at centres across the county each week.
Musicians who are Grade 2 or above can sign up to one of our Area Music Centres, both of which are preparing some fantastic, fresh spring programmes. Following the success of its Walk On The Wild Side concert last month, the Cambridge Area Music Centre will be back in action on Friday evenings, starting 11 January with a spring term programme entitled Screen Time. It covers music inspired by classic films, television shows, computer games – even mobile phones. The Ely Area Music Centre restarts the following day, on Saturday 12 January, and will be working on music inspired by Travels Through Time and Space, covering popular TV and film themes, plus classics with a sci-fi flavour.
Advanced musicians who have achieved the equivalent of Grade 5 on their first instrument could look into joining one of our sectional ensembles. Even if you weren’t part of one of these ensembles this term, they are often on the look out for new musicians and happy to hear from prospective players. This year, the String Ensemble are working on classical music from stage and screen, the Woodwind Ensemble are preparing some rarely-performed Mozart works, while the Brass Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble are both working on their own exciting and challenging repertoire.
Full details about all of our bands and clubs can be found here