Music Centre and Gwent Ensemble Contribution 2017-18

Earlier in the year we shared the news that we would need to begin looking at moving towards covering more of the costs associated with running our Music Centre and Gwent groups. This is necessary in order to respond to decreases in funding from local authorities and general cost increases across the service.

In light of this, the following charges will apply equally to all Music Centre and Gwent groups for 2017-18.  You choose the number of groups you would like to participate in and we apply the appropriate charge. The account payer will be sent an invoice each term dependent upon your chosen membership.

Your 1st group could be attending a Music Centre group, or a Gwent group.  The 2nd, 3rd, 4th or more groups, either Music Centres or Gwent generate a further charge, with increasing discounts the more groups that are attended. We hope this will make it possible for everyone to sign up to memberships that suit their individual needs and financial circumstances.

Membership of satellite groups , listed below, will be charged at half the rate of the standard charge, reflecting their shorter duration, or fewer sessions.

  • Caldicot Satellite Centre
  • Isca Linea Symphonia
  • Llanfoist Satellite Centre
  • Nant Celyn School of Rock
  • North Torfaen Wind Band (Victoria Village School)
  • Raglan Satellite Centre

All other groups are charged at the same basic rate. Please note that all Gwent groups are by invitation and selection, and have a minimum standard for entry. If your child wishes to be considered, please let us know, and we will place them on a waiting list.

1 Group 2 Groups 3 Groups 4+ Groups
1st Child £35.00 £56.00 £70.00 £77.00
2nd Sibling £29.75 £47.60 £59.50 £65.45
Further Siblings £24.50 £39.20 £49.00 £53.90

Those in receipt of free school meals can apply for financial support through the relevant access fund for Monmouthshire, Newport or Torfaen.  We would encourage anyone experiencing financial difficulties to contact us as we may be able to point you to sources of funding.

Information on course charges.

In the past we have been able to run our holiday and weekend courses either free of charge, only passing on the cost of transport and accommodation where applicable. In order to keep the range and quality of our groups there will now be a nominal charge of the equivalent of £10 per day to attend our Gwent Courses, plus travel and accommodation for residential courses.

Course Start End Charge
Youth Wind Orchestra 27/10/2017 30/10/2017 £40.00
Youth Brass Band 02/01/2018 06/01/2018 £50.00
Youth Jazz Orchestra 16/02/2018 20/02/2018 £50.00
Youth Strings 21/02/2018 24/02/2018 £40.00
Youth Choir 22/02/2018 24/02/2018 £30.00
Youth Orchestra* 02/04/2018 06/04/2018 £50.00

* This course will be residential in which case additional travel and accommodation charges will apply.Music ee 

Please click here to enroll a pupil for Music Centre.

Payments cannot be accepted at Music Centres or Ensemble rehearsals.

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