Eastbourne Music Centre

Join us for some great activities Saturday mornings and Monday evenings at Ratton School.

The proposed 5-session courses during Summer Term 2021, will be charged at 50% of the termly fee.

Monday Evenings

Eastbourne Youth
String Orchestra

Mondays

6pm - 6.30pm

Grade 4 +

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The String Orchestra is another of our music centre flagship ensembles. It is for all string players grade 4+ and have a good understanding of shifting skills and vibrato. The rehearsals will work on developing your ensemble skills through a variety of traditional and arranged string repertoire.

Friday Evenings

Eastbourne Youth Brass

Mondays

6pm - 7.30pm

Grade 3 +

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This exciting band is for all brass players grade 3+. It focuses on making music together as a large band and having fun! A variety of music from traditional brass marches to Bruno Mars.

Youth Orchestra

Fridays

6.15pm - 8pm

Grade 5 +

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This is open to advanced orchestral instrumentalists grade 5+, performing challenging repertoire including Brahms Symphony No.2 and 20th Century works including film scores by Hollywood legend John Powell.

Saturday Mornings

Hastings Are Youth Symphony Orchestra

Saturdays

9.30am - 11.15am

Grade 5 +

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This orchestra is for strings, woodwind, brass and percussion players from secondary school and colleges giving students an opportunity to rehearse and perform works of the symphony orchestra repertoire and receive specialist coaching.

Eastbourne Youth Concert Band

Saturdays

9am - 10.45am

Grade 4 +

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This concert band is one of our Music Centre flagships. All woodwind, brass an d percussionists from grade 4+ are welcome to apply. The band will play a variety of music specially arranged for the band, from traditional to modern repertoire.

Junior String Orchestra

Saturdays

10am - 10.45am

Grade 2-4 +

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The Junior String Orchestra is for slightly more advanced string pupils. A variety of repertoire will be covered in this ensemble, preparing you for moving onto the more advanced string orchestra in time.

String Group

Saturdays

11am - 11.45am

Beginner - Grade 1

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If you are in your first couple of years of string playing then this group is ideal for you! All young string players are welcome to enjoy playing fun tunes and experience the magic of making music together.

Samba Band

Saturdays

10am - 10.45am

YR5+

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Samba band is for anyone YR5+ with an enthusiasm for developing their rhythm and aural awareness. No previous drum experience necessary, you will learn and play a wide range of rhythms and styles from Brazil as part of a Bateria!

Wind Band

Saturdays

11am - 11.45am

Grade 4+

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The wind band is for all woodwind and brass players from your first year of learning to grade 4. Percussionists are also welcome to apply. The band will play a variety of fun music as an ensemble from traditional tunes to modern pop songs.

Percussion Group

Saturdays

11am - 11.45am

Grade 1+

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Musicians will play a variety of percussion instruments (including body percussion), developing your technique and knowledge of rhythm to the point where you will be encouraged to get creative and compose and perform a short percussion piece.