Course Timetable

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

I am delighted to tell you about the Bedfordshire Music Trust Easter Courses 2019.

There is still time for you to sign up for our Super Strings Course at Castle Newnham School featuring acoustic and electric strings and an opportunity to play with our very own house band.

Our Bedfordshire Youth Opera Workshop is back! This year singers will get the chance to work with our professional team on the funny and frothy French comic opera, The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach. No previous operatic experience is necessary, and singers will get a chance to audition for a principal role in the full opera production at The Place in Bedford in the summer.

In addition, there is a special Orchestral Jamboree for students up to and including Grade1 standard at Bedford Corn Exchange on Tuesday, 9 April 2019. If you wish to take part in this wonderful event please contact your local music hub who will have all the details. It is absolutely free!

For information on the Super Strings Course please click here

For information of the Bedfordshire Youth Opera please click here

In order to allow us time to process applications you MUST complete our online booking form for the Super Strings course by FRIDAY 15 MARCH 2019 and for the Opera Workshop by FRIDAY 29 MARCH 2019 at the very latest.

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.

Please follow instructions on the booking form to make payment by debit or credit card using the PayPal payment service (you do not need to have a PayPal account).


Group & Conductor Dates   Venues Times Cost

Youth Opera Workshop
Fred Broom
Book Here

2 day course

Sat 6 – Sun 7 April 2019

Sundon Park School


Just £20!

Super Strings
Book Here

2 day Course

Sat 30 – Sun 31 March 2019

Castle Newnham School

10:00 – 16:00




Sun 31 March 2019

Castle Newnham School

Concert 16:00

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. We will then send you contact details of parents in your area. We will then send you contact details of parents in your area.


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