Currently we are offering the following groups. Our membership fees and structure is listed below. Contact us for more information about joining one of these groups. Don't own an instrument? We have a limited supply of instruments we can loan to you, please let us know and we can discuss availability.

CMWS Community Orchestra

This is our growing ensemble for musicians of any age in the community to come and play. Dust off that old instrument and join our fantastic band! Everyone is very welcome. No matter what instrument you play, we can accommodate you. If you can hold a tune, you are good enough. This group meets on Mondays 7:00 pm - 8:30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Swalwell.

Bells Up - Handbell Ringing Group

A fun handbell group for people of all ages, we meet on Tuesdays 5.30-7pm in St Mary's Church, Church Chare, Whickham. You don't need to have any previous experience and you don't need to be able to read music. Come along!

Music theory and composition

CMWS has a fine tradition of preparing students for the ABRSM grade 5 theory qualification. Almost 20 students have gained this award over the past few years. At the last session there was 100% pass rate. Classes have been given on a Tuesday evening at the Parish Centre between 5.30-6.30pm, but they are now available via Skype. Students of all levels and ability are welcome. Led by John Treherne MBE MA LTCL QTS, for all those wishing to gain more knowledge of music and write their own compositions. The fee is £60 per term (usually 12 weeks). 



Music Tuition

If you wish to take music lessons we can put you in touch with local teachers.