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MAPAS Centre Progression Routes →

MAPAS stands for Music and Performing Arts Salford. MAPAS is part of Salford Community Leisure which also run leisure facilities, libraries and cultural venues across Salford.

The MAPAS Centre is the name given to the activities we run outside of schools. We offer over 25 group opportunities including bands, orchestras, theatre groups and choirs, collectively called MAPAS Centre Ensembles. We cater for both children and adults and also offer one to one instrumental music lessons.

The majority of MAPAS Centre activities take place at Moorside High School (M27 0AP). We also run satellite groups at various venues across the city.

Our MAPAS Centre base at Moorside High School has a waiting area on the 2nd floor. We offer tea/coffee making facilities during busy periods. You do not have to stay on site to wait for your child but we ask that you come to meet them inside the building when you pick them up, for their own safety.

Please visit the MAPAS Centre groups section of our website for an up to date MAPAS Centre timetable.

There are progression routes available for all MAPAS Centre members. A document entitled ‘MAPAS Centre Progression Routes’ can be found at the top of this page.

Just ask your child’s group leader for an update at the conclusion of any rehearsal. Alternatively email the MAPAS office (contact details below) and we will endeavour to send you a written progress update as soon as possible.

Your child should add this material in to their regular practice schedule as well as taking it along to their weekly lesson (if they have one). All music should be looked after and returned after use. Please ensure your child brings all the necessary music/scripts to each group.

Each ensemble will perform at LEAST once every term as part of either our termly MAPAS Centre Showcase Concerts or as part of another performance opportunity offered to our ensembles throughout the region.

*Performances are often the culmination of a lot of hard work by our MAPAS Centre members so a commitment for your child to attend all performances their group is involved with is preferred for the benefit of everyone involved.

Information about each performance opportunity will always be distributed to parents/carers in advance.

If your child is unable to attend a rehearsal/performance then please contact us as soon as possible so we can inform your child’s ensemble leader.

By phone: 0161 778 0256, 07776 986 850, 07429 701 963

By email:

Yes – The standard uniform for all our groups is ‘all black’ with smart and suitable shoes unless otherwise stated by your child’s group leader.

Yes – We offer an instrument loan scheme which is FREE of charge to MAPAS Centre members throughout the duration of your MAPAS Centre membership.

MAPAS also work in conjunction with Salford City Council to offer an Assisted Purchase scheme to young people in full time education in a Salford school. This scheme enables the purchase of instruments without paying VAT. If you wish to take advantage of this scheme, more information can be found on the MAPAS website.

Please visit the MAPAS Centre Membership section of our website for a list of up to date membership fees.

If you meet the required entry standard you can apply to attend any MAPAS Centre group for a £1 trial session. If, after your trial, you would like to become a member, you need to complete the registration and consent form on this website, and the MAPAS team will be in touch with you about your membership fee.

We have something very similar. Our FRIENDS OF MAPAS group is open to any parents/carers wishing to become more actively involved with the MAPAS Centre. The group organises regular fundraising activities as well as helping out at performances and running our MAPAS Centre tuck shop at Moorside High School.

If you would like to get involved, please contact

Yes – we are active on all main social media outlets, please like and follow us to stay up to date with our latest news.

Twitter: @mapas1

Facebook: Search – Salford MAPAS

Instagram: Salford MAPAS

You Tube: Music and Performing Arts Salford

We also regularly distribute a newsletter entitled ‘IN TUNE’ to all MAPAS Centre members.

You can contact MAPAS in several different ways:

Phone: 0161 778 0256, 07776 986 850, 07429 701 963


Website Visit our Arts Centre webpages.

General Arts Centre enquiries: Patrick Noone –

Instrument hire/purchase: – Owen Garbutt –