Playing in an ensemble is an important element of a students musical education. At Horbury Music Centre we aim to create a fun, safe and challenging environment for pupils to further develop their musical skills.
We have 10 ensembles ranging from beginner level all the way through to senior, catering for woodwind, brass, strings, percussion and guitar. Rehearsals are run every Saturday morning in term time at Horbury Academy.
We have two main concerts throughout the year, a Christmas concert and a Summer concert. As well as this several groups perform at other events in and around Wakefield.
The cost of attending Music Centre and WMS Ensembles is only £43 per term and we always look forward to welcoming new young musicians! Please come and visit us at any time or take part in a free taster session.
Jason Whiteley (Acting Head of Music Centre) How To Find Us
Groups that run from 9.00am
JUNIOR STRINGS Directed by Helen Sugden
FIRST BLOW BAND Directed by Lucy Fowler
CONCERT BAND Directed by Dave Stephenson & Jason Whiteley
UKULELE BAND Directed by Eddie Hill
Groups that run from 10.15am
GUITAR ENSEMBLE Directed by Eddie Hill
ORCHESTRA Directed by Dave Stephenson
WIND BAND Directed by Lucy Fowler & Jason Whiteley
Groups that run from 11.15am
BIG BAND Directed by Dave Stephenson
BEGINNER GUITAR ENSEMBLE Directed by Eddie Hill
SENIOR STRINGS Directed by Helen Sugden
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