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.


Gloucestershire Music are looking for new members for our County Music Groups from September 2021!


We will be running auditions both online and in-person in September 2021.


You will just need to play / sing a piece of your choice and we may also give you some sight-reading.

The ensembles we audition for are listed below. If you would like to audition, please fill out this form



Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra. Fridays 6:30pm - 8.30pm. Colwell Arts Centre.  Our top orchestra for advanced musicians tackling advanced repertoire and performing at impressive venues and national youth music festivals.

Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra. Thursdays 6:45pm - 8.45pm. St Peter’s High School.   Recognised as one of the country’s top youth wind bands with multiple national performance awards.

Gloucestershire Intermediate String Ensemble. Thursdays 6.45pm - 8.45pm. St. Peter’s High School. Aimed at encouraging young string players (grade 4+) to meet, rehearse and perform.

Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra. Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm. Cheltenham Bournside School. Our award winning youth jazz orchestraI is ideal for advanced youth jazz musicians grade  6+.

Gloucestershire Youth Choir. Our county youth choir is open to confident young singers (aged 11-18) with a passion and drive for music making. Come and find out what we do, who we are and what we sing. Course based.

Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band. Our county youth brass band meets a few times a term with many performance opportunities and tutoring from some of the country's top brass players.


If you don't feel ready for any of these ensembles yet, our Music Centres are open to all musicians of any standard without any audition process.

Don't forget to fill out this form if you would like an audition.

If you have any questions or would like an informal chat about our ensembles, please email glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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