Make Music Gloucestershire – first music education hub networking event

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As previously advertised, music teachers, and representatives of organisations working with children and young people gathered at the Town Hall, Cheltenham on Thursday afternoon 8th November for the first event run by Make Music Gloucestershire, the county’s new music education hub.

The event began with performances by a male singing group from Balcarras School Cheltenham; Beth D and Mule of OPENhouse in Stroud; and Jotham Prescott, a student at Gloucestershire College, Forest of Dean campus.

It continued with ‘World Café’ style discussion groups, with participants including representatives from local schools and youth projects, musicians working with children and young people, music industry representatives, Gloucestershire University, Gloucestershire County Council, the Roses Theatre, Drake Music, Create Gloucestershire and Gloucester Academy of Music.  The event was organised by Gloucestershire Music and Gloucestershire Music Makers, two of the main partners in the Hub.

After the event, participants were able to local young people rehearsing for next week’s Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.  On Wednesday 14th November around 450 singers and 150 instrumentalists, along with 750 supporters, will be travelling from Cheltenham to London to take part in this huge event.

There was a real buzz about this launch, with people staying behind for a long time after the close to continue their discussions and networking. I look forward to working with a wide range of partners over the coming months to plan our work from April 2013-March 2015 in as sustainable way as possible.

Malcolm Pollock,
Head of Gloucestershire Music – leading Make Music Gloucestershire, the county’s music education hub

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Posted on November 9, 2012, in Music Education, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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