WHAT WE DO

Individual and small group tuition in:

Brass

Percussion

Rock 'n' Pop Instruments

Strings

Piano / keyboard

Vocals

Woodwind

North Beds Youth Chamber Orchestra

Intermediate Strings

Intermediate Wind Band

Junior Strings

Junior Wind Band

ADDRESS

Bedford Music Co-operative

74 Wood End Road

Bedford

MK439BD

office@bedsmusic.coop

Tel: 07498671153

All our admin team work from their homes. The phone is used each day, but not at regular times. If we don't answer, PLEASE leave a message. We check for messages every weekday and will return your call

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If you can already play an instrument, join an ensemble today

If friday night doesn't work for you, explore the Junior Groups at Saturday Morning Music Centre run by

Music for Bedford Borough 

Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles

Friday Flyers

 

Friday Flyers is for young musicians who are already learning to play an instrument and wish to hone their musical skills by playing in an ensemble. We meet on Friday afternoons at Castle Newnham School (Music Hub entrance) with ensembles running from 4:30pm - 9:00pm. 

 

Ensemble Times

4.30pm - 5.30pm     Junior Strings (Grade 1 - 3)


5.15pm - 6.45pm      Intermediate Strings (Grade 3 - 5)


5.15pm - 6.15pm      Junior Wind Band (Grade 1 - 3) /Intermediate Wind Band (4+) 


7.00pm - 9.00pm     North Beds Youth Chamber Orchestra (Grade 5+ / Woodwind by Audition)

The North Bedfordshire Youth Chamber Orchestra

Is often known as ‘The Friday Night Orchestra’ and was formed to have a high quality orchestra meeting weekly for the pupils in the north of the county that would play the ‘classics’. We now have performed six of Beethoven's Symphonies, three of Schubert's, seven by Mozart and twelve by Haydn but we also regularly include orchestral works by a much wider range of composers including Prokofiev, Kodaly and Bartok.

The orchestra has double wind and a balanced string section, selected and invited from the best students in our schools, with a minimum standard of grade 5 for the strings. It regularly splits into strings and wind sections to perform suitable repertoire.

 

At the end of the spring term the orchestra gives a concert tour to our schools and we regularly include local soloists in our concerts.

 

The orchestra gave its first concert in 2005 and is conducted by Jan Kaznowski and David Knight.

Autumn Term 2019 - Key Dates 

6th Sept Intermediate strings  - Rehearsals start

14th Sept ALL other rehearsals start

Concert Dates:

Friday 29th November at Castle Newnham for all groups except NBYCO

NBYCO Friday 6th Dec at  St Andrews church, Kimbolton Road, 7.30pm

To keep up to date with term dates and events please following our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Bedford Music Cooperative