MMA Easter Music Courses


In line with the latest government advice to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to cancel the upcoming MMA Easter Music Course on 6-8 April 2020 at Rainham Mark Grammar School.


Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of all members, staff and families.


As you have already paid your Registration Fee, we have two options for you:

1. Refund - we will be able to make a full refund via electronic bank transfer. If this is the option you would like to take please email to advise of your bank details for us to make this refund.  

2. Register for Summer Course! - we plan to run our Summer Music Courses 23-27 July 2020 (information is attached), so you can carry forward your Registration Fee to the appropriate course.


Please contact us to let us know if you would like to go ahead with either of the options above.


We wish you and your families good health at this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again once the situation has improved.


We are still planning to run our Summer Music Courses. Take a look at what’s on offer here!

MMA is delighted to announce our Easter Music Courses for 2020.

Our Easter Music Courses include 3 separate courses, catering for Medway’s Young Musicians:

  • Easter Band Course

  • Medway Junior Youth Orchestra Course

  • Medway Intermediate Youth Orchestra Course

Location: Rainham Mark Grammar School,

                 Pump Lane, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 7AJ.

Course dates:

Easter Band Course: 6th – 8th April 2020. 09:45 – 15:00 each day.

MJYO/ MIYO Courses: 6th – 8th April 2020. 09:00 – 15:00 each day.

More information:

The Easter Band Course is open to anyone in Medway aged 7-18 (school years 3-13) who has been learning to play an instrument since at least the beginning of this academic year. We also welcome members of Music Centres and Medway Ensembles. The course will include opportunities for playing in small instrumental ensembles and a large mixed orchestra. Percussion, singing and fun general musicianship games and activities will also be included.


We run two orchestral courses for more advanced musicians: Medway Junior Youth Orchestra (Grade 1-3) and Medway Intermediate Youth Orchestra (Grade 3-5). New members are always welcome!


If you are not sure which course is right for you, we will be happy to help. Contact us via email at


If we receive applications by Saturday 8th February they will be entered into a special prize draw! The prizes will be as follows:


1st Prize: Free place at Easter Music Course 2020 and Summer Music Course 2020 and MMA pencil

2nd Prize: Free place at Easter Music Course 2020 and MMA t-shirt

3rd Prize: Free MMA t-shirt and pencil.

How to Apply:

Application Form:  Please complete and return the application form, along with a cheque made payable to Medway Music Association covering the cost of the course fee, as soon as possible or by Saturday 14th March 2020 at the latest to: Sarah Coole C/O 95 Weston Road, Rochester, Kent ME2 3HB.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Entry requirements:  Easter Music School is open to anyone in Medway aged 7-18 (school years 3-13) who has been learning to play an instrument since the start of this academic year. We also welcome members of Music Centres and Medway Ensembles and those recommended by their instrumental teacher are encouraged to apply.


Cost: £25 per applicant for all courses.

Deadline: Saturday 14th March 2020. Any applications received after the 14th March 2020 will incur a late charge of £5.


Easter Music Course photos

See what we got up to throughout the week at last year's MMA Easter Music Courses.

Happy days at Easter School!

Listen to our rendition of

'Oh Happy Day' from

Easter Music School 2016.

Oh Happy Day - Easter Music School 2016
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