Update at 1 March 2021
We are currently making plans for how to restart Wirksworth Music Centre after its long suspension – longer than we or anyone had hoped.
And we are now excited to say we have begun a trial of running online band sessions, with an online orchestra for senior wind and string players, a mixed junior wind band, choir sessions and sessions for young music makers.
When it comes to re-starting the Music Centre in person, we’ve been talking to our venues and getting to grips with the risk assessments, procedures and other changes needed to hold music rehearsals safely.
As safety is paramount, we won’t restart until we feel everything is in place to keep students, teachers, volunteers and families safe.
When we do start up again, we are planning for a soft start, where sessions will likely be shorter in duration, at different times to usual, and with smaller group sizes, all so we can maintain safe social distancing. It may not be possible for every student to attend every week, but we are investigating alternatives that could make virtual rehearsals possible.
If you are interested in coming to Wirksworth Music Centre for the first time either online or in person, or as a returning student, and have any questions at all, please do get in touch with us.
We rely very heavily on volunteers to run our music centre and it has become clear that we are likely to need more help now to ensure safety. If you feel you are able to help, either on a Saturday morning or a Tuesday evening, please do get in touch.
Music Centre usually meets every Saturday during term time in the Hall, English Block and other rooms at Anthony Gell School. Session 1 is at 9 – 10:15am and Session 2 is at 10:15 – 11:45am.
The Youth Choir usually meets on Tuesdays during term time at Wirksworth Memorial Hall from 4:45pm – 6pm.