More than 250 children take part in brass and percussion at the Music Centre.

All brass and percussion groups take part in at least three public performances each year.


The Oldham Youth Brass Band plays Blue Rondo a la Turk.

Who is it for?

All school children are welcome to audition (groups are graded according to ability).

Most children start with the Elementary Brass Band or Repercussions (a percussion ensemble) and progress to other groups as they develop.


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Music Centre
The Lyceum Building
Union Street

Rehearsal times

Group Rehearsal time
Elementary Brass Band Thursday, 4.15 - 5.15pm
Intermediate Brass Band Thursday, 4.30 - 6.00pm
Repercussions (percussion ensemble) Friday, 4.15 - 5.15pm
Training Brass Band Thursday, 4.30 - 5.30pm
Youth Brass Band Thursday, 6.30 - 8.45pm
French Horn Group Tuesday, 4 - 4.30pm
French Horn Group 2 Tuesday, 4.30 - 5.00pm
Intermediate Brass Ensemble Tuesday, 4.30 - 5.15pm
Youth Brass Ensemble Tuesday, 6.30 - 7.00pm


£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.