Centre Opening Times

Colwell Arts Centre is now open on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.

News and events



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    BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018

    A unique opportunity for jazz singers and instrumentalists aged 21 and under to showcase their talent.

    • 01.05.2018
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    Musical Director vacancy for the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra

    The Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra is looking for a new Musical Director from September 2018.

    • 19.04.2018
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    GM joins NYOGB
    GM is delighted to promote two great events for young musicians and teachers led by one of our national partners, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Many of GM’s young musicians have already benefited from the NYO’s Inspire programme. If you are a young musician grade 6+ then read on………

    • 02.03.2018
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    Weekend rehearsals cancelled.

    Snow & weather update.

    The Colwell Arts Centre will be closed today, Friday 2nd March.
    Our music centres and groups have been cancelled on Saturday 3rd March.
    We hope to be back to business as usual on Monday.
    Stay safe and warm.
    • 02.03.2018
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    Katie Jenner - where are they now?

    Katie Jenner (Clarinettist) from Wotton Under Edge is one of 5 finalists that will be appearing in the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year final on Tuesday 6th March.

    Final out more about Katie, her success, musical passions and experiences since leaving Gloucestershire Music.

    • 01.03.2018
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    Finals of GYM Tuesday 6th March 7pm

    Don't forget that this year's final of the Gloucestershire Young musician are just around the corner - Tuesday 6th March at the Pittville Pump Room.  


    • 01.03.2018

    Snow Report - tonight’s rehearsals cancelled

    We are unable to guarantee our venues for this evening will be open or indeed that enough staff will be on hand to take rehearsals.  We are therefore regrettably having to cancel this evening’s rehearsals for the following groups.

    Click on link above for more updates and details


    • 01.03.2018
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    2 Soloists, 6 bands, 2 nights

    Gloucestershire Music presents two nights of great music from no less than six of its youth and adult music groups.

    • 25.01.2018
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    Free Workshop with the Band and Bugles of the Rifles

    Severn Arts would like to invite Worcestershire and Herefordshire woodwind, brass and percussion players to join the Band & Bugles of the Rifles Regiment for an exciting free workshop event!

    • 15.01.2018
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    GJL has done it again with a third consecutive annual national award.  Well done all!

    • 12.12.2017
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    GM to feature on BBC Radio Gloucestershire next week - find out more and listen in. 

    • 11.12.2017
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    Call out to all GM Members - deadline approaching

    BOOK NOW - deadline 1st December for applications for the Llangrannog Music Residential Course
    April 11th - 14th 2018

    • 09.11.2017
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    ‘Learn As You Play’ with Gloucestershire Music

    Have you always wanted to play a musical instrument or make a return to music making? Do you struggle to find a tutor or instrument? Gloucestershire Music has a solution for you!

    • 02.11.2017
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    The BRITs Apprentice Scheme

    Kick-start your career in the music industry through the BRITs Apprentice Scheme

    • 02.11.2017
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    Secondary Music Teachers Inset Day 2017

    Lisa Mayo and Omar Khokher are delighted to invite all Heads of Music, Music Teachers and Music Trainee Teachers to our second music networking inset day. 

    • 16.10.2017
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    Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2018

    Entries have just opened for the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2018 contest, which offers a £500 cash prize and performance platform at the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Carducci Festival, as well as concerto concerts with the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra and Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra.

    • 13.10.2017
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    Gloucestershire Youth Choir prepares for a L'Estrange Christmas!

    Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017
    From 10:00 -16:00
    St. Peter's High School, Stroud Road, Gloucester. GL4 0DD

    • 11.10.2017
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    Calling all young musicians!

    Be part of the BBC Ten Pieces on Saturday 4th November. 

    The BBC is coming to Gloucestershire to inspire young musicians.  The BBC Ten Pieces is a national project to promote classical music to young people.

    • 11.10.2017

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