Music Groups

Playing in a Music Group (ensemble) is a hugely enjoyable experience, it improves music reading skills, increases confidence and gives the opportunity to play fun and exciting music alongside your friends and fellow musicians.

Moorlands Music Centre

Newcastle Music Centre

Burton Music Centre

Stafford Music Centre

Lichfield and Rugeley Music Centre

Cannock Music Centre

Tamworth Music Centre

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Whatever your interest, age, or level of ability there is a Music Group to suit you at one of the seven Music Centres run by the Music Service in Staffordshire.

All Music Groups are completely free of charge for children living, or attending school, in Staffordshire.

Music Groups take place in Music Centres and these are currently based in Burton, Cannock, Lichfield and Rugeley, Moorlands, Newcastle, Stafford, and Tamworth.

Online Parent Portal

In Staffordshire, lessons are usually organised by the school and we would advise parents to enquire at the school office in the first instance. In some cases, the music service works in partnership with the school to organise lessons on their behalf.

Where the music service are organising lessons, parents can log into an Online Parent Portal to check the details and full range of options available at your school.

Below is a list of the music centres.

Burton Music Centre

Venue:
William Shrewsbury Primary,
Burton, DE13 0HE

When:
Monday Weekly Rehearsals

Centre Manager:
Mr Tim Robinson

Email:
tim.robinson@entrust-ed.co.uk

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Cannock Music Centre

Venue:
Cardinal Griffin Catholic College,
WS11 4AW

When:
Saturday Fortnightly Rehearsals

Centre Manager:
Mr Alex Walker

Email:
alex.walker@entrust-ed.co.uk

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Lichfield and Rugeley Music Centre

Venue:
King Edward VI School, Lichfield,
WS14 9EE

When:
Monday Weekly Rehearsals

Staffordshire String Ensemble and Staffordshire Orchestra only

Centre Manager:
Mrs Johanna Owens

Email:
johanna.owens@entrust-ed.co.uk

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Moorlands Music Centre

Venue:
The William Amory Primary School, ST11 9PN

When:
Thursday Weekly Rehearsals

Centre Manager:
Mr Dan Hollingshurst

Email:
dan.hollingshurst@entrust-ed.co.uk

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Newcastle Music Centre

Venue:
St. John Fisher Catholic College,
NUL, ST5 2SJ

When:
Saturday Fortnightly Rehearsals

Centre Manager:
Mrs Janine Golds

Email:
janine.golds@entrust-ed.co.uk

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Stafford Music Centre

Venue:
Riverway Centre, Riverway,
Stafford, ST16 3TH

When:
Wednesday Weekly Rehearsals

Centre Manager:
Mr Mark Glover

Email:
mark.glover@entrust-ed.co.uk

Venue:
Walton Priory Middle School,
Stone, ST15 OAL

When:
Monday Weekly Rehearsals

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Tamworth Music Centre

Venue:
Landau Forte QEMS,
Tamworth, B79 8AZ

When:
Saturday Fortnightly Rehearsals

Centre Manager:
Mrs Sara Kimber

Email:
sara.kimber@entrust-ed.co.uk

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What’s on

We offer a range of fun, engaging activities at our 7 music centres across the country. View our What’s on PDF guide. 

Membership Fees
Staffordshire Music Centres are supported by the grant we receive from the Department for Education and we want to remove any barriers of young musicians to join our groups.

Our Music Centre membership is FREE of charge. Please come and try one of our groups before committing to regular rehearsals.

Become a Regular Member
To become a regular member please visit https://www.entrust-ed.co.uk/services/music-centres and follow the link to our ‘Online Parent Portal’ to register online.

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