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Music Centres & Ensembles
Wirral Schools' Music Service runs the Centre for Young Musicians on a Saturday morning at Woodchurch High School, which is open to all young musicians.  The Music Centre is aimed at children and young people who are beginners on their instruments and have learned to play 5 notes, through to children playing at Grade 2/3 standard.
The Music Service also runs a number of follow-on ensembles.  Our instrumental ensembles are aimed at young musicians playing above Grade 3 standard.  Our choir, Sounds!Central Young Voices, is for young musicians of all abilities.
All young musicians are welcome at our music centre and ensembles.  Children and young people who learn with Wirral Schools' Music Service through their school can access ensembles free of charge.  For all other young musicians, membership charges apply.
Please use the links on the left hand side for detailed information about each of our centres and ensembles.
The current letter and form for music service and ensemble membership can be found here.
Our ensembles can be hired for concerts and events - click here for our booking form.

Progression Routes: Music Centres and Ensembles

The Music Centres and Ensembles run by Wirral Schools' Music Service are part of our planned progression routes for children and young people.
Saturday Morning Music Centre
Wirral Centre for Young Musicians (WCYM)

The WCYM operates most Saturday mornings during term time, please see annual calendar. The centre is open to all children from beginners (although we expect musicians to play at least the first 5 notes recommended by their teacher) to about grade 4 standard. From grade 4 standard we would recommend that musicians should move up to one of our senior ensembles indicated below. We are currently able to accommodate all standard orchestral instruments but expect to expand in the near future to include other instruments.

The centre offers band's orchestras and vocal opportunities.

When you have passed your Grade 4 exam (or you can play to Grade 4 standard) you can come to our senior ensembles.  The groups perform in concerts across Wirral, compete in national competitions and even tour around the world! 
Wirral Schools' Big Band                                      Wirral Schools' Brass Band 
    Every Tuesday in term time 7pm - 9pm                 Every Monday in term time 7pm - 9.30pm
@ Joseph Paxton Campus                                  @ Joseph Paxton Campus 
Wirral Schools' Concert Band                                 Wirral Schools' Orchestra      
Every Saturday in term time 9.30 - 12 noon           Every Friday in term time 7pm - 9.15pm
@ Joseph Paxton Campus                                  @ Joseph Paxton Campus
Sounds!Central Young Voices Choir
Every Thursday in term time 6.30pm - 8pm
@ Joseph Paxton Campus
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