Hemsworth Music Centre

Hemsworth Music Centre is a vibrant, lively place where young musicians meet every Saturday morning to enjoy, create and expand their musical skills through playing together in various ensembles. Several concerts are performed throughout the year and are a very important part of developing skills, confidence and self-esteem in a musician.

The groups rehearse every Saturday morning during term time from 9.00am until 12.00 noon at Grove Lea Primary School in Hemsworth.

From January 2024 the centre will be welcoming musicians from Pontefract as part of an amalgamated centre with a new revised and enhanced musical offer, including groups for families. Please see below for a full list of ensembles.

The cost of attending Music Centre and WMS Ensembles is only £45 per term. Please come and visit us at any time or take part in a free taster session.

Stuart Wilkinson & Ben Percival  (Heads of Music Centre)            How To Find Us         

Groups that run from 9.00am

JUNIOR WIND BAND   Directed by Janet Ward & Ben Percival

JUNIOR STRINGS    Directed by Kirsty Rhodes & Philip Kidd

THEORY CLASS  (also online)  Taught by Alex Ward

NEW! FAMILY ORCHESTRA   Directed by Stuart Wilkinson

Groups that run from 10.15am

SENIOR WIND BAND      Directed by Stuart Wilkinson & Ben Percival

INTERMEDIATE STRINGS      Directed by Kirsty Rhodes

FINGERS & FRETS (Guitars)    Directed by Alex Ward

Groups that run from 11.00am

SENIOR WIND BAND       Directed by Ben Percival & Stuart Wilkinson

NEW! FAMILY UKULELE BAND (Strummers & Singers)    Directed by Alex Ward

SENIOR STRINGS     Directed by Kirsty Rhodes & Philip Kidd

FLUTICIOUS       Directed by Janet Ward & Sally Henshall


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