Bristol Centre for Musicians

Bristol Centre for Musicians
Bristol Cathedral Choir School, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS

Bristol Centre for Musicians is home to BPM’s family of bands, ensembles and orchestras. Young musicians can join a range of age and level appropriate ensembles and bands which progress to the Bristol Youth Orchestra, widely regarded as one of the best youth orchestras in the South West. All BPM bands and ensembles have an excellent reputation in the city for producing talented musicians.

Musicians have the opportunity to progress through the ensembles as their playing develops. Sessions are split between sectional coaching and performance rehearsals. Performances take place approximately three times a year in venues including Colston Hall, the Victoria Rooms and St George’s Bristol. Led by conductor Eiron Bailey, the Bristol Youth Orchestra is a member of the Association of British Orchestras and has a close association with Colston Hall as a Young Company in Residence.

Group Day Times Standard Ages Cost (2 Terms)
Bristol Youth Orchestra Sat 9.30am-12.30pm Grade 7+* 12-18 £64
Bristol Youth Chamber Orchestra
(strings only)
Sat 9.30am-12.30pm Grade 5+ 12-18 £64
Bristol Youth Wind Ensemble Sat 9.30am-12.30pm Grade 5+ 11-18  £64
Bristol Bridge Orchestra Sat 9.30am-12.30pm Grade 1+ 11-16 £64

*Entry by audition

Please click here to enrol for ensembles beginning in September 2018

Dates – 2018/19

Terms 1/2

September 2018 15, 29
October 2018 6, 13, 20
November 2018 10, 17, 24
December 2018 1, 2

Performance – 

Terms 3/4

January 2019 12, 19, 26
February 2019 2, 9
March 2019 9, 16, 23, 30
April 2019 6

Terms 5/6

April 2019 27, 28*
May 2019 11, 18
June 2019 8, 15, 22, 29
July 2019 6, 7


2nd December Redland Hall, Redmaids’ High School

28th April The Victoria Rooms

7th July Venue TBC

Download Bristol Youth Orchestra term dates here

Download all other Bristol Centre for Musicians ensembles’ term dates here

*BYO runs until 28th April 2019