Batley Music Centre
Batley Music Centre is based at the Salvation Army, Bradford Road, Batley and meets on Thursday evenings during term time.
Batley Music Centre was founded in the 1970's in the days of the West Riding County Council and since then has given continuous service to young musicians in the area. It has moved several times during its lifetime, and changed dramatically in what is offered. Originally there were only orchestras on offer. Batley Music Centre moved to its current home at Batley Salvation Army in September 2003 as a temporary measure while refurbishments took place at Batley Boys' High School. The partnership with the Salvation Army has worked so well that the Music Centre continues to fill every available space in the building each Thursday evening in term time. Batley Music Centre currently offers wind bands at junior, intermediate and senior level, string and guitar groups, a singing group and keyboard ensembles. There is a very popular tuck shop operating in the coffee lounge where parents can wait and buy refreshments, although many find it convenient to pop to one of our three nearby supermarkets while their children are rehearsing. The Worship Hall is a very pleasant venue for the popular end of term concerts. A level entrance and a lift to the first floor mean that there is full disabled access should it be required. The Music Centre Association maintains a healthy stock of beginner instruments which are available on loan to students in the catchment area schools.
Music Centre Leader - Mrs J Robinson
Music Centre Coordinator - Mr S Widdop
|Junior Band||16.30-17.30||Mrs Greenwell|
|Intermediate Band||16.30-17.45||Mr Kingham|
|Senior Band||18.00-19.30||Mr Bradnum|
|Junior Strings||16.30-17.30||Mr Sandford|
|Intermediate Strings||17.45-19.00||Mr Sandford|
|Junior Guitars||16.45-17.45||Mrs Robinson|
|Guitar Orchestra||18.00-19.30||Mrs Robinson|
|Vocal Group||16.30-17.20||Mrs Bradnum|
|Junior Keyboards||18.30-19.20||Mrs Bradnum|
|Advanced Keyboards||17.30-18.20||Mrs Bradnum|