Area Manager: Mr A Kingham   Centre Co-ordinator: Mrs R Sixsmith


Happy New Year

Well done to everyone who took part in the great Christmas performances and many thanks to parents/carers for supporting all our events.  We would like to thank Mrs Bennett for stepping in to help last term; this term we welcome Mrs Waller who will be joining us to conduct our choirs.

Adam Kingham, Musica Kirklees Area Manager - Shelley

New Group

First Blow Band is back for 2020 and runs from 10.45-11.30am in the social area.  It’s open to all beginner brass and woodwind players who would like the opportunity to play in a group.

Ingleborough Hall

We will be running a residential trip to Ingleborough Hall from September 12-13.  If you are interested in going on the trip please see Mrs Sixsmith, Centre Co-ordinator, at the Coffee Bar to collect a letter with more details.

Severe Weather

In the event of bad weather, please check the Musica Kirklees website for a list of centre closures and rehearsal cancellations.  Please also check on the Musica Shelley Facebook page where information updates will be posted.

Spring Concerts

We will be having two Spring Concerts this year, both at Shelley College.  At both concerts we will be running a cake stall and raffle to raise money for Sue Ryder; any donations of cakes/baked goodies would be gratefully received. Tickets will be on sale from Saturday, March 7 - £4/£2 concessions for each concert or £6/£3 concessions for both.  

  • Spring Concert 1: Friday, March 27, 7pm - Adult Choir, Youth Choir, Adult Swing Band, Big Band, Intermediate Band, Intermediate Strings, Senior Band and Senior Strings.  With the exception of the choirs, all these groups will be forming an orchestra for a grand finale and extra joint rehearsals for this will take place on Saturdays March 7, 14 and 21 from 10.00-10.30am.
  • Spring Concert 2: Saturday March 28, 10am - African Drums, Junior Band, Ready Steady Bow, Adult Recorders, Adult Strings, First Blow and Junior Strings.
Saturdays, February 15 & 22  
Half-term – no rehearsals

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March     
Music for Youth Regional Festival, Colne Valley High School

Saturdays, March 7, 14 & 21          
Additional joint rehearsal for senior and intermediate groups 10am

Friday, March 27                           
Spring Concert 1, Shelley College Hall 7pm, featuring Adult Swing Band, Big Band, Intermediate band, Senior Band, Intermediate Strings, Senior Strings, Adult Choir and Youth Choir

Saturday, March 28                       
Last rehearsal for the term

Spring Concert 2, Shelley College Hall 10am, featuring African Drums, Junior Band, Junior Strings, Ready Steady Bow, First Blow Band, Adult Recorders and Adult Strings

Musica Kirklees String Day, Honley High School 1-5pm

Saturday, April 25                        
Rehearsals restart

Saturday, May 16                         
Musica Kirklees Big Band Festival, Shelley College 1pm

Saturdays May 23 & 30                 
Half-term - no rehearsals

Saturday, July 11                         
Last rehearsal for the term

Party in the Park, Shelley College 1pm featuring all bands

Summer Serenade, St Paul’s Church, Shepley 7pm featuring all string groups and choirs

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