Summer Term 2021 – July Update

Here we are, at the end of a year like no other! It has certainly been a rollercoaster ride, but as we commence the summer holidays we should celebrate the fact that, throughout it all, Oldham’s musicians and members of the Music Centre have continued to make great music and collaborate, both digitally and, more recently, in person.

Like everyone throughout the UK, the Music Centre ‘family’ has been affected by the pandemic with the principle effect on us being that membership numbers at the Lyceum have seen a significant reduction.  It will take time to recover, but the immediate effect will be an inevitable contraction to the number of distinct groups that we are able to run from September.  The final changes are still being worked out, but we will be in touch in the near future to explain if any of those changes will affect either yours or your child’s membership.

We hope that any changes will only be temporary and that group membership will pick up again from September, especially if we are permitted to return to normal, full rehearsals.  In the meantime, if you have yet to renew your membership, you can still do so using this link  which also works for new registrations.

In the meantime, the Lyceum remains open throughout the summer holidays by appointment only for instrument related issues.  Please call 0161 770 5660 or email to make an appointment.

Music Centre Leavers

Every year the Music Centre marks the contribution made by senior students as they move on, either to Higher Education or into the world of work.  Normally, we do this as part of the Summer Music Festival.  However, as this, once again, has not been possible, we are delighted to be able to publicly thank them and salute their efforts here.

I am sure that you will join with me in thanking them for their dedication and wishing them every success in their future ventures.

About the Music Service

The Oldham Council Music Service is committed to supporting and fulfilling the musical aspirations of all young people living in the borough (in and out of school), and engaging people of all ages in a variety of exciting musical activities.

The Music Service has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in the Federation of Music Services evaluation programme.

Oldham Music Service is proud to be a founder member of the GM Music Hub, which is an exciting and innovative music education partnership. We are committed to providing the highest quality music education and the best expertise which the region has to offer.

Music can transform children’s lives and we want to work with local families, schools and other organisations to make sure that all children get the chance to play music, achieve great things and inspire others.

Find out more about the work of the GM Music Hub.