We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.


If you are a self employed teacher or school looking for support with regards to planning for the forthcoming academic year then please click here.

COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help

We understand at these difficult times that some families will be finding payment of these invoices challenging, especially where you might have significantly reduced incomes. We do not want to let money be a barrier to your child continuing to learn on the instrument they have chosen and we have made funding available to support this. Please click here to complete the COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help form and email to mark.medland@gloucestershire.gov.uk

BBC Music Day 2017


This year Ten Pieces is going to be celebrating BBC Music Day on Thursday 15th June. All schools can join in with the BBC’s UK-wide celebration of music by putting on special Ten Pieces Assemblies.


The assemblies are a chance for schools to celebrate their school’s musical life and get creative with classical music. If schools are not sure where to start here’s a few suggestions:

  • Showcase creative responses – use the assembly to share students’ creative responses to any of the pieces – you can take a look at previous examples on the Creative Response Showcase for inspiration
  • Perform one of the pieces – assemble the school orchestra, choir or any other groups together to perform any of the pieces. You can find downloadable arrangements for each piece on the website
  • Watch the Ten Pieces films – schools can use the assembly to show the Ten Pieces films (or parts of them) to get students inspired. The films are available on DVD or can be shown as online clips.

Further details and a sign-up form for schools taking part in a Ten Pieces Assembly are on the website. Schools that sign-up will receive a special Ten Pieces Assembly merchandise pack.

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