Our Music Centre Ensembles

Here is a list of all the Music Centre Ensembles that rehearse during school termtime.  Click on each ensemble for their latest news and get in touch via our contact page if you wish to know more about how to join any of the ensembles.

Parents / Guardians of existing ensemble members can update us with contact and consent information by scrolling to the bottom of this page and making use of the links to two online forms.

Monday Music Centre – Guardian House

Mini Maestros

Mini Maestros

Our entry level string orchestra group, for those of an elementary grade standard. Monday evenings, 6.00 – 7.30pm at Guardian House, West Bromwich.

Ensemble directors: Mrs Masters & Mrs Young 

 

Intermediate String Orchestra

Intermediate String Orchestra

For string players of a grade 1 – 3 standard. Monday evenings, 6.30pm-8.00pm, Guardian House, West Bromwich.

Ensemble directors: Miss Toor & Miss Baker

Intermediate String Orchestra

Saxophone Ensemble

Monday evenings, 5.45pm-6.45pm, Guardian House, West Bromwich.

Ensemble director: Mr Smith

Tuesday Music Centre – Guardian House

Intermediate Concert Band

Intermediate Concert Band

Woodwind, brass and percussion players, of a grade 1 – 3 standard. Tuesday evenings, 6.45 – 8.15pm, Guardian House, West Bromwich.

Ensemble directors: Mrs Matthews, Mrs Reece-Jones & Miss Calderbank

Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Orchestra

Saxophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass, vocals, keyboard and percussion – grade 4+.Tuesdays evenings, 5.30pm – 18.30pm, Guardian House, West Bromwich.

Ensemble directors: Mr Smith, Mr White & Miss Calderbank

Youth Concert Band

Youth Concert Band

Woodwind, brass and percussion players, of a grade 4+ standard. Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm – 8.30pm, Guardian House, West Bromwich.

Ensemble directors: Mr Smith & Mr Bates

Tuesday Music Centre – Splinter Studios

Rock School

Ukulele Rocks!

Our amazing ukulele ensemble. Tuesday 4.00-5.00pm, at Splinter Studios, Wednesbury

Ensemble directors: Mr Cockshott & Mr Durham

Rock School

Band Together

Our junior rock school groups, Tuesdays 5.15.-6.15pm, at Splinter Studios, Wednesbury

Mr Cockshott & Mr Durham

Rock School

Rock School

Keyboard, percussion, vocal and guitar. Tuesday evenings, 6.30-8.30pm at Splinter Studios, Wednesbury

Mr B. Pye & Miss Churchill

Wednesday Music Centre – Guardian House

Rock School

Big Top Band

Big Top Musical Adventures are delighted to be partnering with SIPS Education to create an inclusive Big Band in Sandwell. Sessions are open to families of young people aged 11-18 years. Sessions will run on Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm, weekly at Portway Lifestyle Centre, and are suitable for young people with learning disabilities who have an interest in music-making. Big Top are looking for band members who can commit to rehearsing on a weekly basis, exploring sound-making, working as a group and making music together.
All young people will need to be supported by a parent or carer throughout the sessions.
Big Top works in an immersive and inclusive way in special schools across Sandwell. Big Top Band sessions are suitable for young people with autism, learning disabilities, severe, profound and complex needs. If you would like to know more please do get in touch with us info@bigtopmusic.co.uk or music.arts@sips.co.uk

Thursday Music Centre – Guardian House

Intermediate Brass Band

Intermediate Brass Band

Brass and percussion players, of a grade 1 – 3 standard. Thursday evenings, 6.30 – 8.15pm, Guardian House, West Bromwich.

Ensemble directors: Mr Ixer & Mr Horvath

Youth Brass Band

Youth Brass Band

Brass and percussion players, of a grade 4+ standard. Thursday evenings, 6.45 – 8.30pm, Guardian House, West Bromwich.

Ensemble directors: Mrs Reeves & Mr Beer

Saturday Music Centre – Guardian House

Training String Orchestra

Training String Orchestra

For string players of a grade 3 – 5 standard. Saturday mornings, 9.15am – 11.15pm, Guardian House, West Bromwich.

Ensemble directors: Mrs Fathers & Miss Toor

Soundabout Inclusive Choir

welcomes people aged 25 years and under, and their families. 

The Choir celebrates that everyone has their own way of sharing their voice. Here are a few examples of ways you could join in:

  • Using Makaton Signing
  • Singing or other vocal noises
  • Making sounds with an instrument or sound maker
  • Using technology eg. an iPad or EyeGaze
  • Movement and dance

By welcoming all voices we aim to be as inclusive as possible, and actively try to remove barriers to participation from those with severe and profound learning disabilities.

 

The choir meets monthly on Saturdays 11:00-12:30.  For more info on how to join please contact us at music.arts@sips.co.uk or 0121 296 2997

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