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

Musical Director vacancy for the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra


The Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra is looking for a new Musical Director from September 2018.


The Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra is looking for a new Musical Director from September 2018. The Orchestra is a well established amateur chamber orchestra of about 30 players, giving three concerts per annum at various venues around the Forest of Dean. Rehearsals are held at Newnham St Peter’s Church of England Primary School GL14 1AT, on Thursday evenings from 7.30-9.30pm  in school term times. There is no fee attached to this position which will initially be for twelve months.

To apply please visit www.rfdo.org.ukfor further information. Auditions will be held on 21stand 28thJune. The closing date for applications is 31stMay

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