Christchurch Music Centre offer a variety of ensembles for young musicians of any standard - supporting them from their first 5 notes through to grade 8 standard and beyond.
Our groups offer regular Saturday morning rehearsals plus exciting performances throughout the year.
If you play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, CMC has a place for you!
Our First Access Band - FAB! - is suitable for any Primary School children learning any woodwind or brass instruments and would like to play in a band. Will we tailor the music for each of the members to ensure everyone is able to learn and place at their own pace.
The Junior Wind Band is ideal for musicians who have been learning for a year or so and are able to read music.
The Senior Wind Band is ideal for musicians of grade 3+ standard looking to extend their musical skills or gain opportunities for public performance.
Our brass quintet explores modern British quintet repertoire along with some ancient and lighter music.
Musicians from the centre are invited to take part in the quintet whose places are highly sought after.
Amongst others, they have performed works by Malcolm Arnold, Richard Rodney Bennett, Anthony Holbourne and Samuel Barber.