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Area Manager: Mrs J Isaacs   Centre Co-ordinator: Mrs P Graham

I hope you all had a lovely summer and are looking forward to another fun-filled term at our centre.  
Firstly, I would like to welcome all of our new members and our newest member of staff, Miss Tilley, who will be leading our strings groups and the Folk Collective; I hope you enjoy your first term at Musica Batley.
We have started the school term off with the exciting news that Musica Batley and Batley Grammar School have been awarded a Tesco Bags of Help Community Grant of £4000.  This will enable us to buy equipment to run a DJ and Music Production course at Musica Batley.  Many thanks to everyone who voted with their tokens at Tesco Batley!  We are working with the Music Department at Batley Grammar School to get everything in place and we’ll keep you updated.
As always, the most up-to-date information can always be found on our social media pages so please ‘like’ us on Facebook (@musicabatley) and follow us on Twitter (@musica_batley).

Jennifer Isaacs
Musica Kirklees Area Manager - Batley
Friends of Musica Batley
We’d love to hear from any parents, carers or supporters who would like to get involved in our centre as a part of the Friends of Musica Batley.  The group will provide students with support and assistance in their weekly rehearsals, fundraising events and concerts and attend our AGM (held November 14 – please see ‘Forthcoming Events’ below for details).
If you would like to find out more, or to see a copy of the
Musica Kirklees Music Centre Parents’ Association Constitution,
please email
Student Council Election
Each group will be asked to put forward two members to represent their ensemble in a Student Council which will meet with Mrs Isaacs once a term to discuss issues and ideas for our centre.  Student Councillors must be under 18 and regularly attend Musica Batley.  If your child would like put their name forward for the election, please advise them to speak with their ensemble leader.
Tuesday, 15 October
Batley Youth Choir at Birstall Festival of Music

6pm at St Peter’s Church, Birstall, WF19 9PB
Free to attend – there will be a collection on the door.
Thursday, October 17
Musica Batley Open Evening

Batley Grammar School
All rehearsals will be open to parents/carers and we will be welcoming new, prospective members to Musica Batley.  Please invite your friends, family and anyone you think may be interested in being part of our centre.  We are also planning to have a ‘Bake Off’ type competition in the break area, so get your recipe books out! 
Monday, November 11
Soloists’ Evening

Graves Hall, Batley Grammar School
Each year we host a Soloists’ Evening at Musica Batley to give our pupils the opportunity to practise the art of performance.  We feel that it is important for our pupils to experience performing to an audience in a supportive and familiar setting.  If you/your child would like to be involved please inform your instrumental teacher as soon as possible as spaces are limited.
Tickets £3 - available on the door only.  All monies raised will be split between Musica Batley and the Batley Grammar School music fund.
Thursday, November 14
Annual General Meeting

6pm at Batley Grammar School
This is an opportunity to get the latest information, find out about how you can support and get involved at Musica Batley, and share any views and ideas you may have.
Thursday, December 5
Musica Batley Christmas Concert

7pm at Dewsbury Town Hall
All pupils are involved in our Christmas Concert.
Tickets are available from the Kirklees Town Halls Box Office online and 01484 225755 – it is advised that you book your tickets in advance.
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Website: Musica Kirklees
Kirklees Music School trading as Musica Kirklees is a registered charity (no. 1013838) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. 2737172)


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Musica Kirklees, 9 Beast Market, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1QF