Friends’ Association


Why a Friends’ Association ?

The Friends’ Association raises money for the benefit of all the Bands, Choirs and Orchestras who rehearse at the Albemarle Music Centre under the guidance of tutors from Hull Music Service.

All money raised goes towards:

Instruments and other musical equipment

Purchase / hire of sheet music

Biennial European tours.


What do we do ?

Organise and run events such as Craft Fairs (Christmas and Spring), Race Nights, Quiz Nights and more.  Our events are designed to be fun for everyone, young and old, musician or non-musician.  At concerts we run a gift stall, hold raffles, provide refreshments and sell programmes; we run a 200 club, promote gift aid and generally find ways of extracting money from as many people as possible.


What’s in it for you ?

Pupils and ensemble members whose families have joined the Friends’ Association receive a subsidy towards the cost of the biennial tours abroad for the senior bands, choirs and orchestras.  We provide extra funding for authentic cases of hardship.


Members can benefit from a DISCOUNT with:

Gough & Davy offer members a 10% discount on all purchases in their Paragon Street shop (at the City Hall building) !

Beverley Music Centre and Slave to the Beat also offer discounts.  

Hull City Hall offers reductions on tickets for Music service concerts and the Masters Series concerts.


Our newsletter gives notice of future events, information about musicians past and present and reports on concerts, tours and other events.


How can you join ?

Application forms are available at the Albemarle Music Centre.  Please phone (01482) 318822 for more information. 

Complete the form and send it to:

The Membership Secretary

Albemarle Music Centre  

60 Ferensway   



or hand it in at the reception.



What does it cost ?

Not a lot actually . . . 

The annual subscription is set at a minimum of £6 although we will always accept a higher amount by way of a donation.

This can be paid in cash, by cheque or by direct debit.  All details are on the application form.


What else is there ?

We also have a 200 club which costs just £2.00 per month which must be paid by banker’s order to facilitate collection.

There are still some numbers available.  Forms are available at the Albemarle Music Centre.


What can you win ?

The 200 club has a monthly £100 prize and an annual prize of £1000 which is drawn at the Christmas Concert at the City Hall.

You must be in it to win it !


If you would like to be more closely involved with helping the young musicians, the Friends’ Association committee would like to hear from you! 

Extra help is always appreciated and we are open to new ideas or offers to help with raising money.


For more information please email us at