Amateur Groups


Kaleidoscope Creative Arts Centre is a music school based in Medway aimed at adults, whatever age or experience who want join like-minded people in playing music.

The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment; although there is encouragement to improve your standard, there is no pressure.
Currently groups meet on Monday and Tuesday evenings at Rochester Grammar School, Maidstone Rd, Rochester, ME1 3BY.

7.15 – 8.00 Mix and Match: A mixture of instruments for all abilities.
7.15 – 8.00 String Orchestra
7.15 – 8.00 Clarinet Ensemble
8.10 – 9.00 Saxophone Ensemble
8.10 – 9.20 Kirby Orchestra

7.15 – 9.00 Windband and Just in Time Big Band
7.00 – 8.45 Folk Group (every other week)
We also normally run a flute choir, steel Band, guitar group and ukulele group; however, they have been temporarily suspended. We hope to have them operating again in the Autumn term.
For further information, please contact the Head of Centre, Pat Norton, on 01795 522738; or e-mail Chris Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Other local bands


Gravesend Borough Band   Thursday evening practice

Invicta Concert Band   Hearn Bay area Tuesday evening practice

Hythe Concert Band   Tuesday evening practice



Flute choir


"Just flutes for adults"-I run an informal flute choir on the first Saturday of every month with a small group of flute players, its just for an hour playing a wide range of classical music. Please contact me for more details.

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For over ten years I have been running music workshops with two colleagues for one for two days in the summer holiday and the second for one day at Christmas. This is a great opportunity for children to get together in a band situation and make some real music. The days are tiring but great fun and a lot is achieved culminating in a concert for the families at the end of the workshop. Many of the children have returned year after year and thoroughly enjoy all the playing. Ages range from 8 - 15, but all ages are welcome!! To find out more about our music workshops please contact me.