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Beginner Friendly Groups (BFG)

Beginner Friendly Groups are for children aged 7 to 11 who have started to learn a guitar, brass or woodwind instrument.

These 1 hour sessions consist of a group warm up, rhythmic games and of course playing great music together in a friendly environment.

Come along at 10.30am, drop off at 10.15am on Saturday mornings at The Blandford School.

Directions: enter the Blandford School by the Milldown Primary School entrance (not the leisure centre). Drive past the Milldown Primary School and the Blandford School buildings. We are in the last building on the right hand side before the big locked gates.

Although the BFG's are for beginners, you will rehearse alongside many other musicians so you will feel part of our Dorset Young Musicians community.

Dates, times and venue for all BFG rehearsals 2019 to 2020

All rehearsals are at The Blandford School on a Saturday morning from 10.30am to 11.30am. You can be dropped off from 10.15am.

September dates:

  • 28 September

October dates:

  • 5 October 
  • 12 October
  • 19 October
  • 26 October

November dates:

  • 16 November
  • 23 November
  • 30 November

December dates:

  • 7 December
  • 14 December

January 2020 dates:

  • 18 January
  • 25 January

February dates:

  • 1 February
  • 8 February
  • 15 February
  • 29 February

March dates:

  • 7 March
  • 14 March
  • 21 March
  • 28 March

May dates:

  • 2 May
  • 9 May
  • 16 May
  • 23 May

June dates:

  • 6 June
  • 13 June
  • 20 June
  • 27 June

July dates:

  • 4 July
  • 11 July


The cost is £5 per session.

Inclusive membership for young people

Memberships are open to all young people in full time education under 18 years.

You could get a 50% reduction in membership fees if both the following applies to you:

  • you attend a Dorset Local Authority maintained school or academy
  • your parent or guardian receives certain benefits

There are also some fully funded memberships if you meet the criteria.

Contact the Dorset Music Service to find out more.

How to join a group

Fill out a membership request form to join any BFG.

Join a Beginner Friendly Group

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