Hastings Music Centre

Welcome to Hastings Music Centre!  Join us for some great activities on Saturday mornings at St Richard's Catholic College.

 

We are now accepting applications for September for all the activities listed below.  To join the waiting list, please click Apply beneath the activity you wish to join.

 

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Jazz & Funk Band

Saturday

9.30am - 10.30am

Grade 3 +

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This new ensemble follows on from the Wind Band providing more challenging repertoire for the musicians and is also open to string bass players, jazz pianists, electric violinists, electric bass, drum-kit and guitarists. You will learn more about jazz harmony, improvisation and will work together on some great jazz and funk classics. 

Hastings Area Youth
Symphony Orchestra

Saturdays

9.30am - 11.30am

Grade 5 +

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This orchestra offers students from secondary schools and colleges an opportunity to rehearse and perform works of the symphony orchestra repertoire and receive specialist coaching from our team of teachers. This is one of our most advanced ensembles and applications are invited from strings, woodwind, brass and percussion players.

Junior String Orchestra

Saturday

9.30am - 10.30am

Grade 1 - 2

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This string orchestra is ideal for players of grade 1 to 2 level and aims to challenge intermediate students in preparation for the more advanced Youth String orchestra at a later stage.

Rock & Pop

Saturday

9.30am - 10.30am

Grade 2+

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This course is suitable for electric guitarists, drummers, vocalists, bass players, keyboard players and other instruments. Students will learn a range of styles including rock, pop, funk, soul. Players should be playing at Grade 2 standard and above.

Hastings Youth
String Orchestra

Saturday

9.30am - 11.00am

Grade 3+

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A great chance to experience playing in an orchestra which enjoys playing a wide range of string orchestra repertoire in different styles from Baroque to Contemporary. This is our most advanced string orchestra and for players at Grade 3 level and above, who are welcome to join.

String Group

Saturday

10.30am - 11.30am

Beginner - Grade 1

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For young string players beginning their musical journey.  This group is ideal for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass students who can pizzicato the open strings and play with the bow to those at grade 1 level.  A great introduction to ensemble playing through fun and creative sessions.

Wind Band

Saturday

10.30am - 11.30am

Grade 1 - 3

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This is a fantastic opportunity to play as part of an ensemble, playing everything from classical to rock music with TV and film themes thrown in for good measure. This group is open for brass and woodwind beginners who can play and read 5 notes. 

Acoustic Guitar Group

Saturday

10.30am - 11.30am

Grade 1 +

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Unleash your passion for the Acoustic Guitar by performing songs you know with others.  Whether you are classically trained, come from the folk tradition or just like Rock/Pop style acoustic playing, you'll find fun in this group.  Open to guitarists who are around Grade 1 and above and for those who can comfortably play through songs at speed.