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 musical 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 arrive at the start of the morning 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 9.30am - 12.30pm
09:30 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:15
11:15 - break
11:30 - 12:30
Training Wind Band
Principal Wind Band
F.A.M.E. Academy (wind, brass & strings)
10:45 - 11:30
Adult Wind Band
11:45 - 12:30
Adult Wind Band
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, Recorders and Woodwind
FREE ensemble lessons for students in their first year of learning.
FAME Academy is our introductory level group, catering for strings, brass and woodwind. FAME Academy often perform a number of the pieces that they have been working on during BMC concerts. FAME Academy welcome anyone who has been involved in a Wider Opportunities, First Access or Whole Class Music schemes through their schools as well as individuals who have been learning at home. It doesn't matter if you only know 5 notes on your instrument or if you can't read music as the staff at FAME Academy can teach you all you need to know.
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 in woodwind, brass and percussion. A great starting point for FAME graduates
PRINCIPAL WIND BAND
Catering for players of grades 3+ woodwind, brass and percussion
TRAINING STRING ENSEMBLE
Explore a range of repertoire in readiness for Principal groups, and a great grounding for those who have completed F.A.M.E. and wish to progress to full membership of BMC.
A chance for string, woodwind, brass and percussion players to augment their musical repertoire. Perfect for those who have completed F.A.M.E. and are currently pre-grade 1 - grade 3 (approx).
Enjoys a wide-ranging repertoire such as Folk Music, Choral Works, Gospel and World Music.
BROOKFIELD PRINCIPAL ORCHESTRA
Catering for violins, violas, cellos and double bass players of grade 3+ standard. Woodwind and brass players from approximately grade 4. A wide-ranging repertoire including classical scores, film music, choral works and student-selected scores.
Our Gold Award winning band provides an excellent grounding in varied jazz styles and techniques including extensive improvisation.
A chance for our percussionists to explore all genres of ensemble playing.
Provision for increasing ensemble playing experience, and great experience for those who also choose to play in county ensembles such as GISE and/or GYO.
Our newest group catering for all guitarists. A great opportunity to work on technique, chords and lots of cool repertoire!
Listen to us
Ian Evans, Percussion
Maureen Currie, Woodwind & brass
Jackie Jones, Vocal
Christine Le Maistre, Strings
Paul McLaughlin, Brass
Join a group
For details of costs and how to join click here
Brookfield is held at:
Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester. GL2 0LF.Find us here
Contact: Beccy Busuttil
Tel: 01452 427242
Alternatively at Gloucestershire Music