Parents should be aware that no member of the Music Centre should leave the school site at any time during a session unless accompanied by a member of staff. If a member of any ensemble needs to leave Music Centre before the end of the morning then they must ensure that their Ensemble Director is informed so that their absence is noted in the register. Students in Y11/12/13 are allowed offsite at break times only with parental permission letter. Neither North Yorkshire County Council nor Northallerton Music Centre can be held responsible for any injury caused by a member of the Centre breaking these rules.

Bad Weather Arrangements

If it is necessary to cancel the Music Centre due to bad weather, such as snow, then local radio will be contacted and asked to broadcast the cancellation. If you suspect that the Music Centre may have been closed, then tune in to one of the following, and listen to the regular bulletins:

Radio Cleveland FM 95.00
TFM Radio FM 96.6
Radio York FM 104.3

You can also check the Northallerton Music Centre Website – a decision will have been made by 7.30am on whether the centre will be closed and will be posted on the site.

Music Centre Mobile No. 078 1617 4090


This is a very useful site. It has lots of information about the music centre, latest news, concert details both past and present, dates, fees etc. Please take time to have a look at what we offer and listen to our ensembles.


The County Council only insures against injury caused to children as a result of the negligence of the Authority, its servants or agents and does not insure to pay compensation following any injury suffered by a pupil/student. It is the responsibility of the parent to arrange and pay premiums for personal accident insurance they require in respect of any injury caused or suffered by their child. The Authority does not insure instruments and when children borrow a County instrument parents are advised to insure it against loss or damage.

Parents’ Association

The Parents’ Association aims to advance the education of young people by furthering the objectives of the Music Centre. Practical and financial help is provided by Parents in addition to the assistance given to the Music Centre by North Yorkshire County Council.

Money is raised by holding raffles at each concert and by parents running the Saturday morning Tuck Shop. The Tuck Shop is staffed by a group of volunteer parents and provides an opportunity for the students to socialise. As ever we are always seeking new volunteers to assist with Tuck Shop, so, if you would like to help (one morning per term) please contact any member of the Committee for further information.

The money raised is used to purchase music and equipment such as sound equipment and conductors podiums. The Parents’ Association also contribute towards the costs of Off-Site Concerts and Competitions, including providing transport.

Finally, we would remind you that all Parents/Guardians of student attending the Music Centre automatically become members of the Parents’ Association. The Parents’ Committee usually meets once each term to discuss and plan for future Music Centre events. If you would be interested in serving on the Committee please contact the Music Centre Office and we will inform the Secretary.

The Association is looking forward to another successful year for the Music Centre and new members are always welcome.