Eastbourne Music Centre

Welcome to Eastbourne Music Centre!  Join us for some great activities Saturday mornings and Monday evenings at Ratton School.  We are accepting applications for all the activities listed below.  To join the waiting list, please click Apply beneath the activity you wish to join.

 

*Youth Orchestra requires an audition to join, and the next auditions will be held at the in November. 2021  In addition to clicking Apply, please also complete this audition application form to register your interest and we will be in touch with more details nearer the time. 

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Monday Evenings

Eastbourne Youth
String Orchestra

Mondays

6pm - 7.30pm

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

6pm - 8.30pm

Grade 6 +

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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 Area Youth Symphony Orchestra

Saturdays

9.30am - 11.30am

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 - 11am

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.

Violin Group

Saturdays

9am - 10am

Beginner - Grade 1

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If you are in your first year of learning a violin, then this group is perfect for you! Enjoy making the magic of music together playing fun tunes and musical games.

Junior String Orchestra

Saturdays

10am - 11am

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.

Samba Band

Saturdays

10am - 11am

YR 5+

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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!

String Group

Saturdays

11.15am - 12.15am

Grade 1 - 2

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If you are around grade 1-2 on your instrument, then this group is ideal for you! All young string players are welcome to enjoy the fun of playing music together as an ensemble.

Woodwind Ensemble

Saturdays

11.15am - 12.15pm

Grade 1 - 4

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This ensemble is for all woodwind players from their first year of learning to grade 4. The group will play a variety of fun music learning ensemble skills through playing music together.

Percussion Group

Saturdays

11.15am - 12.15pm

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. 

Choir

Saturdays

11.15am - 12.15pm

YR 3+

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If you enjoy singing then the choir is a must for you! Music from the stage and screen, along with a mix of pop classics will ensure anyone with a passion for singing will enjoy this amazing choir. No previous experience necessary.