Camden Music Service is coming together with the Royal Academy of Music, and the Young Persons concert Foundation to create the Haverstock Sinfonia. It has been identified that 50% of pupils want to carry on their music tuition after First Access (School Curriculum instrumental lessons). Camden consulted their schools to understand the barriers that prevent this from happening. With these disadvantaged children they will bridge the gap between First Access and further musical tuition and provide new musical experiences and new ensemble activities and overcoming the barriers identified.
Parents and school staff will also be involved with the aim of social development and supporting the often difficult transition from secondary to primary school. Students from the Royal Academy of Music will also be involved acting as mentors and role models to the pupils.
Waltham Forest and Redbridge Music Service have come together to address the lack of brass musical progression. Without the further progression in brass playing there has been an evident drop in the take up of brass instruments. Our Oompah Brass project is addressing the development of brass instruments in both boroughs and hopes to inspire a generation of students to continue their musical studies.
With professional performances, one to one and small group tuition as well as student performances throughout the year Oompah Brass will be the catalyst of change for Brass students in these boroughs.
Band on the Run
Band on the Run will be creating a Wind Band in a 10 week intensive programme with children (aged 8-9 years old) which will bridge the gap between Whole Class Ensemble Teaching and long term musical tuition. To bring this about Bromley Music Service will be working together with the Symphonic Brass of London, St Barnabas Church and Warwick Music Group. Their ultimate aim is to create a comprehensive methodology that can be shared with all colleagues across London Music Hubs and nationally. Band on the Run has also gained significant head teacher support stressing that music should be in the curriculum and not confined to lunchtimes or after school club.