Preparation for County Ensembles - for intermediate level players

For: Orchestral musicians from Grades 2-6

Our Offer

The Area Music Centre is one step up from school-based orchestras and offer more intensive ensemble work each week in term time for those from Grade 2 and up. The 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.

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 - Magic & Mystery
Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, The Greatest Showman, The Nutcracker

Spring Term - Travels Through Time and Space
Dr Who, Back to the Future, The Time Traveller Suite, The Planets

Summer Term - Summer at the Movies
Grease, Pirates of The Caribean, Mamma Mia

Skill Level

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

Cost and trial

The cost of membership is £45 per term. We welcome new players to come and try it out first. To register please visit: Play in a band or ensemble

2018/2019 Dates

Autumn Term
29th Sep
6th Oct
13th Oct
3rd Nov
10th Nov
17th Nov
24th Nov
1st Dec
8th Dec

Spring Term
12th Jan
19th Jan
26th Jan
2nd Feb
9th Feb
2nd March
9th March
16th March
23rd March

Summer Term
27th April
4th May performance at Ely Eel Day meeting in Jubilee Gardens at 9am
11th May
18th May
8th June
15th June at Ely College
22nd June End of Term performance with Ely College Ensembles at Ely College

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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