Getting 2 where we meet
Weekly Friday meetings are held in Torquay Boys’ Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EL. There is a limited amount of parking. If you are new to the Music Centre, please come first to the information desk in the school hall. Please click here for a map and directions.
Weekly Tuesday meetings are held at Oldway Primary School, Higher Polsham Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 2SY.
Weekly Thursday meetings are held at Brixham Community College, Higher Ranscombe Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9HF.
We have a concert at the end of each school term. All students (from Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday sessions) are able to take part in public performances of the works they have rehearsed with their ensembles. Please put these dates in your diary and look out for details of rehearsal times and other arrangements in the newsletter and the news for members page on this website. There is more information on the concerts page, where you can also see the programmes of our recent concerts.
Autumn 2021 Concert in TBGS Centenary Hall 7pm Friday 26th November: Rehearsals from 4:30-6:45pm in hall and in usual classrooms
Spring 2022 Concert Venue TBC
Summer 2022 Concert in TBGS Centenary Hall 7pm Friday 8th July: Rehearsals 4:30-6:30pm in hall and in usual classrooms
Dates (Friday sessions at TBGS)
Dates (Tuesday Fast Forward sessions at Oldway Primary School)
Dates (Thursday Fast Forward sessions at Brixham Community College/Academy)
Times and ensembles
|Brass Ensemble: All brass instruments||0+||Hannah Spooner|
|Concert Orchestra: All orchestral instruments||1+||Helen Wills|
|Reed Ensemble: Clarinets/Saxophones/Bassoons/Oboes||3+||Marina Kummer|
|Flute Choir||3+||Claire Hindle|
|Percussion Ensemble||1+||Colin Bellworthy|
|Youth Strings: Violin/Viola/Cello/Double Bass||4+||Goska Kosmaczewska|
|Fast Forward: All beginner musicians||0-1||Tom Deam|
|5.30–5.45||break and tuck shop|
|Youth Orchestra||3–8||Moira Devonport|
There are more details on the ensembles page about the ensembles, their directors and which instruments and types of player each one is suitable for.
Residential weekends/Music Experiences provide a welcome and valuable opportunity for members to spend time with like-minded friends and to focus on their playing for extended periods. They are also a forum in which young musicians can learn from, and interact with, professional players in an informal environment.