Minsthorpe Music Centre

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Minsthorpe Area 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 Minsthorpe Community College in South Elmsall, Pontefract.

Minsthorpe Music Centre is a safe friendly environment and welcomes all newcomers to come along and take part in a musical experience! The cost of attending Music Centre and WMS Ensembles is only £40 per term. Please come and visit us at any time or take part in a free taster session

Caroline Billington  (Head of Minsthorpe Music Centre)

Please note that Due to the pandemic all groups are currently online as part of our Virtual Music Centre initially at no cost. Details just below.

Groups that run from 9.00am

  • Junior Strings – Directed by Kirsty Rhodes
  • Junior Wind Band – Directed by Caroline Billington & Ben Percival
  • Lower String Ensemble – Directed by Eleanor Younger
  • Theory Class – Alex Ward

Groups that run from 10.15am

  • Touch of Jazz (Brass and Sax) – Directed by Ben Percival
  • Chamber Group  – Directed by Eleanor Younger
  • Intermediate String Orchestra – Directed by Kirsty Rhodes
  • Fluticious – Directed by Caroline Billington
  • Simply Guitars – Directed by Alex Ward
  • Percussion Ensemble – Directed by Joshua Ward

 Groups that run from 11.00am

  • Concert Band – Directed by Ben Percival
  • Fingers & Frets – Directed by Alex Ward
  • String Orchestra  – Directed by Kirsty Rhodes

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Please note that Music Centres only run in term time and not on the first Saturday of a school holiday (except for October half term)