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

Weekly meetings are after school on most Fridays during term time. The dates for Autumn 2021 to Summer 2022 are: 

 

Autumn 2021 September  10 17 24
October 1  8 15
November 12 19 26
December
Spring 2022 January 14 21 28
February 4 11
March 4 11 18 25
Summer 2022 April 1
May 6 13 20
June 10 17 24
July 1 8
Weekly meetings are after school on most Tuesday during term time. The dates for Autumn 2021 to Summer 2022 are: 
Autumn 2021 September  14 21 28
October 5  12
November 9 16 23
December
Spring 2022 January 11 18 25
February 1 8
March 1 8 15 22 29
Summer 2022 April
May 3 10 17
June 7 14 21 28
July 5
Weekly meetings are after school on most Thursdays during term time. The dates for Autumn 2021 to Summer 2022 are: 
Autumn 2021 September  9 16 23 30
October 7  14
November 11 18 25
December
Spring 2022 January 13 20 27
February 3 10
March 3 10 17 24 31
Summer 2022 April
May 5 12 19
June 9 16 23 30
July 7
The Friday weekly meetings are in two halves with a break of half an hour between. A tuck shop is available during the break. Students are able to take part in a different ensemble in each half, allowing them to work with a variety of sizes and styles of groups. The weekly timetable is: 

 

4.30–5.30 grades director
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
5.45–6.45 grades director
Percussion 1–8 Colin Bellworthy
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.

 

Residentials/Musical Experiences

 

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.

Fees are £40 a term with reductions for families. For the Fast Forward groups only, fees are at the subsidised rate of £20 per term, with no reduction for siblings. Free places and bursaries are available which are dependent on circumstances.

 

Printable leaflet

If you would like to print the details on this page you can download our TSDMC Flyer 2021-2022

Torbay and South Devon Music Centre is a registered charity : Registered charity number 1069605