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Fete de la Musique

SCYMs Brass Band will be performing at the Fete de la Musique on Sunday 23 June. The band will be based at King Edward VI Almshouses, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, CB10 1DE. The brass band will perform from 315pm to 345pm – do come along to listen and there will be refreshments available to buy, […]

Lunchtime Concert

We have 6 musicians performing this week, Saturday 22 June. Concert will start at 1230pm and take place in Room M1. Instrument Piece Composer Saxophone Czardas V Monti Piano Dances 2 and 6 from 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm Bela Bartok Trumpet Pomp and Circumstance March Elgar Trumpet I Feel Pretty Bernstein Piano Le petit […]

Lunchtime concert

Looking forward to hearing our musicians play to family and friends this Saturday, 15 June at 1230pm in room M1. Musicians will be performing on: cello, The Swan, Saint-Saëns;  viola, Gigue from cello suites No.2, J S Bach;  piano, Ballade, Johann Burgmuller;  guitar, 006 & Banana Beach, Bob Power, Debbie Cracknell and violin, Andantino, C.Chaminade.

John Barber, trombonist

John Barber, Principal Trombone of the Foden’s Brass Band and widely regarded as one of the most versatile trombonists in Britain today, held a trombone masterclass and workshop in Saffron Hall on Saturday 8 June for young musicians. Masterclass participants and pieces played were: Harry – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Sam  – 2nd mvt of […]

We’re back!

We are looking forward to seeing our young musicians this Saturday, 8 June. We have a busy run through to the end of term with three informal lunchtime performances (15th, 22nd and 29th June) and an ‘open door’ on the last day of term, Saturday 6 July.

Tutor Vacancies

SCYM Tutor Vacancies We are looking for three tutors to join our team for September 2024. If you would like to work with us, please register your interest by completing our form. Please click here. Tutor of classical and rock and pop guitar Tutor of piano Tutor of voice (musical theatre and rock and pop) […]

Half term break

SCYM will be closed for the half term break. We shall be back on Saturday 8 June. If you would like to know more about SCYM and arrange for a two week free trial for your young person, please email Sophie on sophie.stafford@essex.gov.uk.

Lunchtime concerts

SCYM will be holding a series of lunchtime concerts for our musicians to perform to family and friends. Our first concert will be Saturday 18 May, starting at 1230pm, and we have musicians performing on guitar, viola, piano and cello. We are looking forward to their performances.  

Jazz Summer Course – August

Back by popular demand, Gareth Lumbers and Charlie Bates will be hosting a jazz summer course for students grade 4+. Three days, 27-29 August from 930 – 330pm, in the music department of SWCHS. The course will suit both a beginner jazz player through to the advanced.

What a day!

Britten Sinfonia Inspirational Day Over 80 young musicians enjoyed a day with 15 members of Britten Sinfonia under the baton of Karen Ní Bhroin on Sunday 21 April. The day comprised of sectionals and tutti rehearsals and the young musicians prepared Beethoven, Arr. George Morton II. Allegretto from Symphony No 7; Gershwin, Arr. George Morton […]