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Music Centre

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The IMS Music Centre provides opportunities for pupils to perform in a wide variety of musical groups which includes choirs, bands and orchestras. The discipline involved in learning to play an instrument and playing in groups is an invaluable experience for all young people.

The Music Centre takes place at Northfield Academy from 22 August 2016 and finishes after the spring concerts in 2017. When pupils make sufficient progress, they are invited to attend a Centre to take part in ensemble playing - this provides important opportunities for musical and social development

Rehearsals take place on the following days:

MONDAYS

Youth Brass Band 16.30-18.30

Intermediate Brass Band 16.30-18.30

Junior Brass Band 16.30-18.00

Senior String Ensemble 16.30-18.30

Guitar Ensemble 16.30-18.30

TUESDAYS

Percussion Ensemble 18.00-20.00

Chanter/Bagpipe Group 16.30-18.30 Nb. this rehearsal is held at AIRYHALL PRIMARY SCHOOL

FRIDAYS

Aberdeen City Youth Orchestra 16.30-18.30

Training Youth Orchestra 16.30-18.30

Youth Big Band 16.30-18.30

Intermediate Big Band 16.30-18.30

Junior Big Band 16.30-18.30

SATURDAYS

Youth Wind Band 10.00-12.00

Intermediate Wind Band 10.00-12.00

Junior Wind Band 11.00-12.30

Initial/Beginner Strings 11.00-12.15

Junior Strings 09.30-10.45

Intermediate Orchestra 09.30-10.45

Pupils who receive tuition out with the City's Instrumental Teaching Service will be charged a flat rate of £50 per term.

For the benefit of pupils who are rehearsing in groups immediately after school on Mondays and Fridays, a bus service is provided.

Full information can be found in the Music Centre leaflet which is available from your child's instrumental instructor.

Rehearsals

The dates of Music Centre for the 2016-17 academic year are as follows:

MONDAYS

August

22nd

29th

September

5th

12th

19th

October

3rd

24th

31st

November

7th

14th

21st

28th

December

5th

January

9th

16th

23rd

30th

February

6th

20th

27th

March

6th



TUESDAYS

August

23rd

30th

September

6th

13th

20th

27th

October

4th

25th

November

1st

15th

22nd

29th

December

6th

January

10th

17th

24th

31st

February

7th

21st

28th

March

7th



FRIDAYS

August

26th

September

2nd

9th

16th

30th

October

 

28th

November

4th

11th

25th

December

2nd

 

January

13th

20th

27th

February

3rd

17th

24th

March

3rd

 



SATURDAYS

August

27th

September

3rd

10th

17th

October

1st

29th

November

5th

12th

19th

26th

December

3rd

January

14th

21st

28th

February

4th

18th

25th

March

4th


Transport

A free bus service provides transport for the Music Centre on Mondays and Fridays. The timetable is as follows:

MONDAY

Central Coaches 1

Culter School 15.35

Torndee Hospital 15.40

Cults Academy 15.50

Depart Northfield at 18.35

Central Coaches 2

16.00 Oldmachar Academy

16.10 Bridge of Don Academy

Depart Northfield at 18.35

Central Coaches 3

Charleston Primary 15.30

Loirston Primary 15.40

Kincorth Academy 15.50

Depart Northfield at 18.35

Whytes Coaches

Dyce Academy 15.45

Stoneywood School 15.55

Bucksburn Academy 16.10

Depart Northfield 18.35

FRIDAY

Central Coaches 1

Culter School 15.35

Torndee Hospital 15.40

Cults Academy 15.50

Depart Northfield at 18.35

Central Coaches 2

15.50 Oldmachar Academy

16.0 Bridge of Don Academy

Depart Northfield at 18.35

Newmachar Coaches

4.10 Dyce Academy

Depart Northfield at18.35 and return via Kingswells, Dyce Academy and Newmachar

 

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