Brookfield Music Centre (BMC)
Brookfield is a Music Centre that will inspire and become life-changing for many of our students. It has the power to unlock creativity, to challenge and bring out the very best in our students. Staff will encourage and support every BMC member through their journey of music achievement.
We are happy for parents to bring their child/children along for two free trial sessions before joining. There is no need to make an appointment, just turn up and enquire at the registration desk. Parents are welcome to stay and observe, and all new students are assigned a senior member student to help them. Please check first that the Centre is open by checking the GM calendar.
Saturdays from 9.20am - 12.30pm
Rehearsals are during term time only. Please check the full rehearsal schedule on the GM calendar.
Groups at Brookfield
FAME Academy (First Access Music Ensemble) Strings Brass and Woodwind
You can come along to any session and pay us a visit. Your first two sessions are free via our GOLDEN TICKETS that you can download here. If you are in your first year of learning and instrument then FAME is ideal for you.
TRAINING WIND BAND
The band rehearses weekly and is suitable for young musicians who have achieved their Gold Skills Award (see our resources page) and above (woodwind, brass and percussion)
PRINCIPLE WIND BAND
Catering for players of grades 3+ (woodwind, brass and percussion)
JUNIOR STRING ENSEMBLE
Explore a range of repertoire in readiness and a great grounding for the pathway to Seniors.
A chance to augment their musical repetoire.
Includes a wide ranging repetoire : Folk Music, Choral Works, Gospel, World Music.
Catering for violins, violas, cellos and double bass players of grade 3+ standard. Woodwind and brass players from approximately grade 4.
Our Gold Award winning band provides an excellent grounding in varied jazz styles and techniques including extensive improvisation.
Please contact admin@gloucestershiremusic for further details.
Provision for increasing ensemble playing experience, for those who also choose to further play in county ensembles such as GYS and/or GYO
For those students who wish to take grade 5, music theory is available.
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Music theory tuition
We teach Theory of Music (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music syllabus) at Grade 5, and boast a 98% success rate - with over 50% of candidates gaining a pass at Distinction level.
Theory Grades 5:
These groups follow the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music theory syllabus. For those who to progress to
grade 6+ Practical
Further details please contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beccy Busuttil, Woodwind specialist, Senior Orchestra
NEW, Percussion specialist
Maureen Currie, First Access (woodwind and brass), Jazz Band, Junior Orchestra.
Jackie Jones, Vocal specialist, Music Theory, Junior Windband
Christine Le Maistre, First Access, String Starters, Junior Sting Ensemble
Join a group
Visit our 'Join a group' page for details and to download membership forms
Brookfield is held at:
Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester. GL2 0LF.Find us here
Contact: Phil Storer, Director
Tel: 07990 947217
Alternatively at Gloucestershire Music
Brookfield Music Centre emergency mobile phone number: 07842 106207. N.B. this telephone is only answered during Saturday sessions from 9am to 12.30pm, on the dates listed on our GM Calendar page.