Children aged six to 13 will soon be able to join in musical groups in a series of new sessions at venues across the county on Saturday mornings.

The groups are aimed at children who have been playing an instrument for at least a term and up to grade 5, and who are looking to develop their skills and performance with other players of similar ages.

The 90-minute Saturday music centre sessions are available through school term times from September 18 and are available in Bicester, Oxford, Didcot, Thame and Witney.

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Neil Fawcett, cabinet member for community services and safety, said: “After the restrictions we’ve had to adapt to through the pandemic, the resumption of the music group sessions is a very welcome part of our commitment to the cultural life of children in the county.”

The sessions will run each Saturday from 9am until 10.30am.

Lessons are booked through the county council’s webpage.

Select the nearest venue and reserve a place.

The groups will run on an ongoing basis through school terms.

Participating children will need to bring their own instruments to the sessions.