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

Ensembles

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