Preparation for County Ensembles - for intermediate level players

For: Orchestral musicians from Grades 2-6

The Area Music Centre is one step up from school-based orchestras and offers more intensive ensemble work each week in term time for those from Grade 2 and up. The Ely Centre offers a wind band and string orchestra as well as a full orchestra in which to develop ensemble playing skills.

To get the most from the music centre, you are strongly encouraged to stay for the whole morning. The last session of each term culminates in a lively and enjoyable performance for parents and friends.

Our Offer

Venue & Timetable

The Ely Area Music Centre is arranged in partnership with King's Ely.
King's Ely Junior School
Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DB

Saturday 10am-12:30pm

String Orchestra and Wind Band leading to Full Orchestra

Repertoire planned includes:
Autumn Term - Carnival of the Animals
The Lion King, Stravinsky's Firebird, Carnival of the Animals and other film and tv animal themes

Spring Term - England 1000
Songs and dances from English composers and a last night of the proms celebration

Summer Term - Summer of Sport
Chariots of Fire, Olympic Fanfare, Seven Nations Army, Final Countdown and other sporting themes

Skill Level

You need to play an orchestral instrument at approx Grade 2 to 6 level and be able to read music.

Cost and trial

The cost of membership is £49 per term. We welcome new players to come and try it out first. To register please visit: Play in a band or ensemble

2019/2020 Dates

Spring Term
18th Jan
25th Jan
1st Feb
8th Feb
29th Feb
7th March
14th March
21st March End of Term performance

Summer Term
25th April
2nd May
16th May
6th June
13th June
2oth June End of Term performance
5th July PERFORMANCE at Grafham Water Centre as part of a day celebrating Cambridgeshire Music's Ensembles

Music Centre Team

Woodwind - Helen Allen
Strings - Prue Suckling
Brass Jan Wyndham-Hall
Guitar/Strings Cliff Ward

Centre Manager - Helen Allen


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