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North Leeds Music Centre Celebrates 50 Years

The Walters from Meanwood who have been involved with North Leeds Music Centre as students, helpers and teaching staff

The Walters from Meanwood who have been involved with North Leeds Music Centre as students, helpers and teaching staff

North Leeds Music Centre is celebrating bringing music to North Leeds of 50 years with a free concert on Saturday 18th March, 3pm, at Allerton C of E Primary School.

Performing at the concert will be musicians from the current Training Orchestra, Concert Band, String Orchestra and Senior Orchestra – plus a special ensemble of past students and staff led by David Bellwood, who was orchestra conductor from 1986 to 2006.

Since 1967, thousands of children and adults have passed through the doors of North Leeds Music Centre (formerly known as Scott Hall Music Centre and North West Leeds Music Centre) on Saturday mornings, to learn an instrument, play in an ensemble, and discover the joy of making music.

It is one of seven music centres across the city providing local communities with music tuition for all ages.

“This concert is a wonderful chance to celebrate the centre’s proud history and on-going success”, said Councillor Lisa Mulherin, executive member for children and families. Thousands of children and adults have passed through the doors over the past 50 years, to discover the enjoyment that making music can bring.”

Ex-students are also being sought to join in with the alumni ensemble or share their old photos, programmes etc. More information can be obtained by contacting the head of centre, Mark Sturdy, on 0113 378 2850 or north.leeds.music.centre@leeds.gov.uk.

 

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