Moray Music Centre
“Bringing Moray’s Young Musicians Together”
Moray Music Centre, run by Moray Council’s Music Instruction & Performance Team, part of the Sport & Culture Service, offers school aged children and young people from across Moray who play an orchestral, wind/brass band instrument or like to sing the opportunity to participate in a regional ensemble.
Participation in an ensemble not only develops a young musician’s instrumental playing/singing, teamwork, and listening skills, but has a positive impact on mental health and develops personal and social skills. Being part of Moray Music Centre gives young musicians an opportunity to meet other like-minded children and young people from all over Moray and to play/sing with and learn from their peers.
The ensembles running in 2023-24 include:
Junior String Orchestra
with Mrs Alexander
Young string players welcome from around ABRSM Grade 1 to 4 level.
Junior Wind Band
with Mrs Carroll
Young wind and brass players welcome from around ABRSM
Grade 1-4 level.
Junior Brass Band
with Mr Gray
Young brass players welcome from approx. 5 notes to ABRSM Grade 2 level.
Senior String Orchestra
with Mr Davidson
School age young string players welcome from Grade 4 onwards.
Senior Wind Band
with Mr Grant
School age young wind and brass players welcome from Grade 4 onwards.
Moray Primary Children’s Choir (TBC)
Choir for children in P4-7; no previous musical experience required.
Rehearsals for the Junior & Senior String Orchestra, Junior & Senior Wind Bands and Junior Brass Band will commence on Saturday 19 August 2023 and run on the following dates:
August 19 & 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
November 4, 11, 18 & 25
December 2 & 9
January 13, 20 & 27
February 3, 17 & 24
March 2 & 9
Should we be in a position to run the Moray Primary Children’s Choir, rehearsals will commence on Thursday 17 August 2023 and run on the following dates:
August 24 & 31
September 7, 14, 21 & 28
November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
December 7 & 9
January 18 & 25
February 1, 15, 22 & 29
March 7 & 9
Buses will run on Saturdays for young musicians out with Elgin, taking them to and from rehearsals at Elgin Academy. There will be no transport provided on Thursdays for children attending the Moray Primary Children’s Choir. Parents/carers are asked to drop off-collect children promptly.
Each ensemble will showcase their progress and hard work in a Winter Concert on Saturday 9 December 2023 and a Spring Concert on Saturday 9 March 2024. There may also be additional opportunities for ensembles to perform. Young musicians may also have opportunities to work visiting professionals.
There will be a charge of £110.00 for Moray Music Centre for 2023-24 – this works out as £5.00 per week. There will be no refund for missed rehearsal time, invoices will be issued via email during Term 2 and direct debit payment plans can be set up with the Payments team in order to spread out the cost.
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Registration for 2023-24
Registration for Moray Music Centre 2023-24 is now open! Please follow the link below to register your child to attend one of the above ensembles.
Registration is open to children and young people from across Moray whether they take music instruction with a Moray Council music instructor or privately. Registration will close on Monday 14 August in order to finalise arrangements and confirm transport.
To request a paper registration form please contact email@example.com.
For more information, to discuss Moray Music Centre or to request paper copies of the above documents in an alternative language please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.