More than 300 children take part in woodwind groups at the Music Centre.

Groups usually take part in at least three public performances a year.

Oldham Youth Wind Band plays Shostakovitch Dance No.1.

Who is it for?

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

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


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

Rehearsal times

Group Rehearsal times
Contemporary Music Group Tuesday, 4.45 - 5.45pm
Double Reed Club Wednesday, 4.15 - 5.15pm 
Elementary Wind Band Monday, 4.15 - 5.15pm
Training Wind Band Monday, 4.30 - 5.30pm
Intermediate Wind Band Monday, 4.30 - 6.00pm
Oldham Youth Wind Band Monday, 6.30 - 8.45pm
Saxation 1 (saxophone club) Monday, 5.30 – 6.00pm
Saxation 2 (saxophone club) Monday, 6.00 - 6.30pm
Swing Band Wednesday, 4.30 - 6.00pm


£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.