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A group exists for instrumentalists / singers of all standards, playing all instruments and they are directed by some of the finest music educators in the region.
Becoming a new member of a group can be a little worrying but we assure you that your child will receive a very warm welcome by our leaders, tutors and existing members. We all have something in common – the love of making music!

It’s likely that your child will join us for the first time in one of our beginner ensemble. If so, your child can look forward to years of ensemble playing d evelopment as they work through our beginner and intermediate groups and strive
for membership of one of our award winning senior groups.

Mondays - Jazz Centre Hawkley Hall High School, Carr Lane, Hawkley Hall, Wigan, WN3 5NY

Tuesdays - Leigh Music Centre Bedford High School, [upper school building], Manchester Rd, Leigh, WN7 2LU

Tuesdays - Brass Band Centre Performing Arts Centre, Park Rd, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3RY.

Wednesdays - Woodwind Centre Performing Arts Centre, Park Rd, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3RY.

Thursdays - Wigan Music CentreThe Deanery High School,Frog Lane, Wigan, WN1 1HQ

Termly Fees:

Music Centre membership is £35 per term and this qualifies pupils to be in as many of our groups as they wish (depending on being at the appropriate standard). Don't bring any money with you. We will invoice you in arrears.

WYJO in rehearsal at BBC


Every ensemble performs at least once per term. Senior ensembles perform many times throughout the year and participate in large scale, professional events regionally, nationally and internationally. Senior groups also have the opportunity to attend residential rehearsal courses and work with guest musical directors and soloists.

Wigan Youth Orchestra at the RNCM 2013 Concert Hall shot
MFY National Festival Certificate 2013 - small

Getting in....

You do not need to audition to attend our ensembles. It is likely that your childs teacher will invite them to attend their first group when the time is right. Please contact us on 01942 776169 to discuss membership with a member of the service management team who will be very happy to offer advice and provide more info.

To view individual information on each of our ensembles please follow this link Ensemble Information

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