More than 200 children take part in string groups at the Music Centre.


Oldham Youth Orchestra plays Lord of the Rings.


Who is it for?

All school children are welcome to audition.

Most new members join the Elementary String Group and progress to other groups as they develop.

New for 2017/2018 - Folk Group.

This class will see the start of the folk music being offered by Oldham Music Centre and welcomes players of all relevant instruments - fiddles, flutes, pipes and keyboards etc. 


Email your form to


Music Centre
The Lyceum Building
Union Street
Oldham, OL1 1QG

Rehearsal times

Group Rehearsal time
Training Strings Tuesday, 4.30 – 5.30pm
Intermediate Orchestra Tuesday, 4.30 - 6pm
Lyceum Strings Tuesday, 6.15 - 7.30pm
Oldham Youth Orchestra Tuesday, 6.30 - 8.45pm
Folk Group (Funky Folk) Wednesday, 4.30 - 5.30pm


£47.50 per term to join one or more groups in any department.


Get £8.50 off your fee for each additional child from the same family joining a Music Centre group.

Get 50% off per child if you are eligible for free school meals.