Bookings are now open for February Half Term


We are delighted to offer two courses this Half term: The Chamber Course and String Orchestra. The Chamber Course welcomes applications from strings, woodwind and brass whilst the String Orchestra is for violin, viola, ‘cello and double bass. The deadline for application is Friday 26th January.

Some students may be eligible for financial support from Friends of Bedfordshire Youth Music – please read more here and contact FBYM before booking a course. If you are successful, please contact us at and we will organise your course booking directly.


Course Timetable



3 Day Course: Saturday 10 – Mon 12 February

Redborne Upper School



Jan Kaznowski


Concert: Monday 12 February

Redborne Upper School

Concert: 19:00

Tickets: Free (retiring collection in aid of FBYM)



2 Day Course: Sat 10 – Sun 11 February

Redborne Upper School





Concert: Sunday 11 February

Redborne Upper School

Concert: 16:30

Tickets: Free (retiring collection in aid of FBYM)



Grants from Friends of Bedfordshire Youth Music (FBYM)

FBYM can offer financial support to young musicians who would like to participate in our BMT holiday music groups. FBYM can offer families up to 100% remission of fees where the family has children entitled to Free School Meals or whose household annual income is below £20,000. Applicants must live in Bedfordshire. FBYM can offer support of 75%, 50% and 25% to other families who have a household income of up to £26,000. In exceptional circumstances FBYM can support other children where there is an obvious need.

Please find an application form, and more information here: FBYM Financial Assistance

If you would like to apply for FBYM assistance, please do so before booking your course on our online system. Once approved, FBYM will give you a grant reference code, which should be entered onto the BMT online booking form, along with any remaining payment required.


If you are travelling by car please indicate on the booking form whether or not you are happy for your contact details to be shared for the purposes of lift-sharing. If you are having difficulty with transport and would like help in making private lift-sharing arrangements please email us by FRIDAY 26th JANUARY at the latest. We will then send you contact details of parents in your area.


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