Open Day Invitation

Saturday 25 March 2023

Potential young players are welcome to come along on Saturday the 25th of March any time between 9:30 and 11:30am. Visitors can take the opportunity to have a look round, find out what we do and have a go on Clarinet, Trumpet or Violin. No experience is necessary, just bring along plenty of enthusiasm and a passion for making music. New members wishing to join us will be able to start from scratch in a new group from the Summer Term, with up to half a term free of charge. Young players with existing experience will be directed into one of our established ensembles. Please see our contact page for directions and links for further information.

New Term September 2022

Dear members of the Northallerton Music Centre

On behalf of our staff and myself, welcome back to the new academic year.  Although it starts with the sad passing of Her Majesty the Queen, we will continue as normal with our planned start on Saturday the 17th of September.  We do recognise and understand however, that some members and members’ families may be participating in acts of remembrance elsewhere.

On a more positive note, we are delighted this week to welcome Noga Ritter and Camilo Majura, visiting professional musicians that will lead the ‘Sounding Out’ – Thirsk project taking place over the October half term break.  This Saturday as taster sessions, they will give some of our members the opportunity to enjoy the invigorating styles and flavours of Latin American music. Think rhythm and fun!

Some of you may know that I have just recently taken over the reins as centre manager and as such I would just like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Garrie Harvey and I’ve been teaching for more years than I care to remember, mainly in Kent and the London Borough of Bexley.  Following a relatively recent move back to the north east, I currently share a class teaching role at Barnard Castle and work a couple of days a week for NYMS.  Originally, I studied Euphonium, Piano and Conducting at Leeds, but like a lot of musicians, I’m now more of a jack of all trades.  Although my journey in music education is a long one, I am proud to still be absolutely committed to improving access to making music for all.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns,  or any ideas that you think would benefit the centre and the development of our fabulous young musicians.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you all and making music.

Kind regards

Garrie Harvey

Concert 28th June at The Forum, Northallerton

The end of term concerts and rehearsals will take place in The Forum. Details to follow.

Concert 2:00-3:30pm (Rehearsal 11-1pm)
Junior Strings / Choir / Orchestra / Band / Brass & Ukelele

Concert 7-9pm (Rehearsal 4:30-6pm)
Senior Strings / ISO / Orch / NAWO / NASCB

Design a Logo Competition

We invite students to design & submit a logo to capture the spirit of Northallerton Music Centre (NMC).

We would like it to be simple in design but iconic. It also needs to be in Black & White only.

All entries will be judged and the 3 selected finalists will be voted on by all members of Music Centre with the winner receiving a Gift Voucher.

Entries should be submitted by Saturday 7th June.

Sage Gala Concert 2013 Photos and DVD

UPDATE:- The group, rehearsal and show photos from the Sage Gala Concert are NOW available to buy from

Additionally, there is a SAGE Gala Concert DVD & Audio Box Set for £20, a DVD for £15 and an Audio CD for £8.

They are available to pre-order below (please note, the discs will take a few weeks to edit & produce. Orders will be processed on a first come, first served basis).

Also, a selection of photographs will be available to buy soon, including photos of each of the ensembles. Check back for further updates.

Sage Gala Concert 2013 – DVD & Audio CD Box Set


Sage Gala Concert 2013 – DVD


Sage Gala Concert 2013 – Audio CD

Saturday 15th June 2013 – West Building CLOSED

Due to a problem with the fire alarm, Music Centre is unable to use the West Building on Saturday 15th June 2013. Classrooms will be made available for all groups in the East Building instead. Parking is limited on the East side, so if you park or are dropped off on the West side, please make your way across the footbridge to the East side – DO NOT cross the road without using the footbridge.

Groups affected include the following…

Intermediate String Orchestra
Northallerton Area Schools’ Concert Band
Junior String Orchestra
Junior Band
Adults Ukulele Group

(Please do not worry, Tuck Shop will also be moved to the East side!)