Dartford Orchestra for Young People

Music Centre

Dartford Music

Group Session

Wednesdays ~ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ Term Time Only




School years 6-13




Mick Jagger Centre
Shepherds Lane

NEW: Coming 20 June 2018! FREE for the summer term

Join us for this new and exciting orchestra. Open to all instruments, young musicians will play together and learn essential ensemble skills, improving their musical knowledge, as well as experimenting with creating their own new music, improvising and singing.  Sessions will enable players to meet other young musicians from across Dartford and challenge the idea of the traditional orchestra, in a fun environment.

The orchestra is open to musicians in years 6-13, who are a grade 2-5 standard (or have been playing for 3 years). All instruments are welcome. If your instrument requires an amp, you will need to supply this. If you play the piano/keyboard or drums, please contact us before attending the group to check availability.

When: Wednesdays 5pm – 7pm, term-time only, starting 20 June to 11 July 2018

Where: Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, Dartford, DA1 2JZ

This group is provided by Kent Music in partnership with Mick Jagger Centre.

All instruments are welcome, including non-traditional instruments. Although singing will be incorporated into the sessions, this is a group for instrumentalists.

The ensemble is for mixed abilities. As a minimum level, participants should have been learning their instrument for 3 years (or Grade 2 equivalent). The upper limit is Grade 5 or equivalent.

The orchestra will be free for June and July 2018.

From September 2018, there will be a charge of £45 per term (3 terms per year) to attend the music centre – this fee includes membership of all groups at any of our Music Centres across Kent.  A 10% discount applies to membership if you are currently receiving instrumental tuition through Kent Music. Financial Assistance is available to those who meet a specific criteria, taking the fee to £11.25 for the term. Find out more.

Your instrument! Please bring an amp and leads if your instrument requires it. If you play the piano/keyboard or drums, please contact us before attending the group to check availability. In these circumstances, we may be able to provide access to the relevant instrument for the duration of each session.

Instruments are available to hire from Kent Music, should you not have your own. Instruments can also be provided through our Financial Assistance Scheme, for those that qualify.

Please use the buttons below to make an enquiry or to fill out an application form.

There is seating available in the foyer area of the building.

Yes, there is plenty of parking available at the Mick Jagger Centre.

Dartford Music Lab

Red Rooster at The Mick Jagger Centre run instrumental lessons, a choir and a Rhythm exploration ensemble.

Darent Valley Youth Music runs various ensembles for young people from the Dartford, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge area.