Calendar for 2023 -24

We have a fantastic new violin teacher and double bass starting in September. Enquiries to admin@pbcms.org.uk

Summer 2024 (Concert is 13th July)

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April20th, 27th,
May4th, 11th, 18th, 25th half term,
June1st half term
8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
July6th,
13th, morning rehearsals as usual and FULL CONCERT
(all groups and choir) at 7 o’clock, Mount Grace Hall (dress code: see pictures below)

Autumn 2024 (Concert is Dec 14th)

Sept7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,
Oct5th, 12th, 19th, 26th half term,
Nov2nd half term, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th,
Dec7th as usual, plus a Chamber Concert from 1-3 o’clcock (dress code: smart casual)
14th, morning rehearsals as usual and FULL CONCERT (all groups and choir) at 7 o’clock, Mount Grace Hall (dress code: see pictures below)

The price per head note the small increase from Sept.’23 is:

  • One ensemble: ₤7/week, apart from Jnr Winds, £3 and choir, free.
  • Two or more £7 ensembles: ₤13/week. 3rd group still free.

If any of you have a financial difficulty then please speak to any of the committee. Fees are paid half termly. We request polite notice if you wish to stop, preferably half a term, please.

Individual Lessons
run between 08:30 – 11:30
Group Rehearsals
run on Saturday mornings:

  • Super Strings 8:55am – 9:40am. £7
    Approx. Grades beginner-3
  • Amber Strings 8:55am – 9:40am. £7
    Approx. Grades 3-5+
  • Choir all ages welcome 9:40-10:00 (no fee)
  • Phoenix Strings 10:05am-10:45am. £7
    Approx. Grades 5-8+
  • Da Capo Orchestra 10:05 am – 10:45am £7
    Ages 18+ All Levels Welcome
  • Junior Wind Band 10:05 -10:35 (beginners to gr3) £3 per session
  • Senior Wind Band 10:45am – 11:30am.£7
    Approx. Grades 4-7
  • Chamber Groups run from 8:30 to 11:30. Please note that the quartets which start after Phoenix Strings will now run from 10:45 -11:30. £7
    Experienced players on invitation

An informal Chamber Concert is run termly. This features solos and quartets. Dress is smart casual.

A Full Orchestra concert is held at the end of each term: Christmas, Easter, and Summer. We emphasise that it’s the training that is important but also concerts are an excellent opportunity to perform to an audience and to learn by listening to others. If you can’t make the concert you are still most welcome to come each week, but let us know in good time. Dress as pictured below.

Tickets at the door only, £7 for the waged, in cash please. Everyone welcome.

Concert dress code for Full Orchestras Concert: White tops, black trousers/skirts (not too short), clean shoes (no trainers). Gentlemen’s is black tie and djs, and ladies can wear all black.