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.

Our Big Wind Band Day, the army invades….


Come and join our adult and youth bands as they work alongside the Band & Bugles of the Rifles Regiment.  If you are above grade 3 (youth or adult) then you will be able to join us for the day.


Sunday 15th October 10:00 - 17:00. 
Sir Thomas Rich’s School

Calling all wind, brass and percussion players. 

With over 30 professional musicians at your disposal you will enjoy a full day or workshops, rehearsals and performances.  This event is free to attend for GM members and guests (donations welcome). 

Participating bands
Lakeside Concert Band  LCB   
Gloucestershire Symphonic Wind Orchestra  GSWO
Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra GYWO
Forest of Dean Area Wind Band FODAWB
Five Valleys Adult Wind Band FVAWB

Non GM members can register by emailing  steve.legge@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Suggested timetable
10:30   Participants arrive 
11:00   Massed bands (training and advanced) rehearsing alongside members of the Band and Bugles of the Rifles.
13:00   Lunch 
14:00   Short performance / presentation by the Band and Bugles of the Rifles.
14:30   Opportunity to meet the players for master classes on your instrument. 
16:00   Finale – massed bands for those who wish to play.
16:30   Finish

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