The North Lincolnshire Music Centre is held during term time on Saturday mornings. It brings together young musicians from across the area to make music in various different ensembles.
The Centre caters primarily for those pupils who are in receipt of weekly lessons with the North Lincolnshire Music Support Service. It is also now a key element in the North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub and welcomes student musicians from across the locality.
The North Lincolnshire Music Centre is tutored by expert staff from the Music Support Service and is based at Frederick Gough School by kind permission of the Head.
Instrumentalists have a wide variety of ensembles to choose from on alternating Saturdays with 3 Orchestras, 2 Concert Bands and a Jazz Rock Band available for all players ranging from approximately grade 1 standard through to grade 8.
Entry to the training groups is by teacher recommendation or simply by giving the Music Support Service office a ring. Members range in age from 8 to 19 with upper and lower strings, woodwind, brass, percussion and guitar players catered for.
2015 saw activities celebrating 40 years of exciting music making for the Music Centre with specially commissioned music and large scale performances.
The Music Centre also hosts the Tetsu Taiko groups and Young Music Maker groups.
These are stand-alone ‘open access’ groups that are accessible to anybody between the ages of 18 months to 11 years for the music maker groups and of 8 to 18 years for the Taiko.
Young Music Makers
The Young Music Makers groups run weekly and are split into 3 different age ranges, 18 months to 3 years, 4 to 7 years and 7 to 11 years. They offer experiences in singing, rhythm training, movement, basic percussion and musical games. The oldest group ‘Wings’ also introduces instrumental work as a prelude to learning an orchestral instrument. They are led by an experienced Kodaly practitioner.
Tetsu Taiko play Taiko, the art of Japanese drumming. This is run by our partner organisation, Humber Taiko who are local taiko experts with a national and international reputation. These groups have gone from strength to strength: the Youth Tetsu Taiko group performed to great acclaim at the National Taiko Festival in Exeter July 2015. Entry to these groups is now limited due to their popularity. All interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org before attending the sessions.
Music Support Service Manager
c/o Frederick Gough School
Grange Lane South
Tel: 01724 292933