Buckinghamshire Music Service teachers visit schools in the High Wycombe area. We complement this teaching by offering a carefully structured range of ensembles at the Music Centre. Young people have great fun making music with others of similar age and ability. Around 700 young people from the age of six to nineteen visit us each week.
A variety of orchestras, wind bands and big bands
Six classical guitar ensembles
Two recorder ensembles
Chamber music groups
General musicianship and theory classes
Sizzling Summer Singers - apply now by clicking the link 'Application to join an Ensemble.
High Wycombe Music Centre Open Day July 2012
Concerts and festivals
We promote a large number of concerts including at least two each year at the Wycombe Swan Theatre. In 1993, 2000, 2005 and 2010 students from the Music Centre gave gala concerts in the Royal Albert Hall in London. Many of the ensembles and choirs have distinguished themselves in national competitions. In December 2012, the Concert Band was presented with the Platinum Award in the National Concert Band Festival and the Guitar Consort won the Gold Medal at the Marlow Music Festival. Our musicians are frequent visitors at the National Festival of Music for Youth and in recent years, the Clarinet Choir and the Guitar Consort have received Outstanding Performance Awards. Groups from the Music Centre have undertaken foreign tours and in summer 2012, five senior ensembles gave a series of concerts in Northern Italy.
High Wycombe Music Centre Video
Buying an instrument
Students who learn an instrument in school or at the Music Centre with a Music Service teacher can purchase an instrument at a reduced cost. We have discounts with suppliers and the scheme is exempt from VAT. Typically, we can get your child's instruments for 20-40% less than the retail price.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
We have an active PTA that:
- Promote and run social and fund-raising events
- Run our tuck shop
- organise refreshments at concerts
- Stage manage concerts
High Wycombe Music Centre, Millbrook Combined School, Mill End Road, High Wycombe HP12 4BA
All parents should be aware that on the rare occasions when it is necessary to close the Music Centre or cancel an event at short notice a message will be posted on the Schools Closures page of the Bucks County Council Website.
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