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Blackley Music Centre

The culture and environment at the music centre is really good. I feel welcome too. My children have a chance to play their instruments with other children, progress their skills and meet like minded friends out of school. 

The Blackley Music Centre is open on a Thursday evening and is based at The Co-operative Academy of Manchester. This friendly and lively centre caters for children aged 3 – 18 and offers a variety of ensemble opportunities from Samba and Ceilidh to Wind Band and Brass group. It also offers the opportunity to join the outstanding Blackley Centre Stage Band (BCSB) band and Manchester Youth Wind Orchestra (MYWO).

How you can get involved:

Activity Age/Level Time
Polkadots (SEND inclusive) Nursery and Reception 4.00 – 4.30pm
Polkadots (SEND inclusive) Year 1 & Year 2 4.45 – 5.15pm
Ukulele Play and Sing (SEND inclusive) Level 1 Age 7+ 5.15 – 5.35pm
Ukulele Play and Sing (SEND inclusive) Level 2 Age 7+ 5.40 – 6.00pm
Strings Level 1 Beginner 4.45 – 5.15pm
Ceilidh Band / Strings Level 2 Intermediate 5.15 – 6.00pm
Samba Band Level 1 Year 3 to Year 6 4.00 – 4.30pm
Samba Band Level 2 Year 6 Upwards 6.00 – 6.45pm
Wind Band Level 1 Beginner 4.15 – 5.00pm
Woodwind Ensemble Level 2 Intermediate/Advanced 5.30 – 6.15pm
Beginner Brass Beginner 4.30 – 5.15pm
Brass Ensemble Level 2 Intermediate/Advanced 5.30 – 6.15pm
Manchester Youth Wind Orchestra (MYWO) Advanced 6.30 – 7.30pm
Stage Band Level 3 Advanced 7.30 – 8.30pm
Guitar Ensemble Year 5 and upwards 6.00 – 6.45pm
Recorder Group 5.15 – 6.00pm
Tuition Woodwind/Strings Arrange time with teacher

Centre Leaders : Isobel Wren and John Rudden
Day: Thursday 4.00 – 8.45pm (Term time only)