As another term comes to an end we look back on a packed and successful diary of rehearsals and gigs. Here are just some of the highlights…
* Adult bands perform at the Pittville Pump Room alongside cornet star Tom Hutchinson.
* Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra perform at the Roses Theatre alongside the fantastic Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra.
* Pro Trombonist Chris Fower inspires Colwell Arts Jazz Ensemble and Colin Hales puts GSWO through their paces as part of our ‘working with the professionals’ series.
*BBC record our annual Rotary Concert featuring Gloucestershire Youth Choir, Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra and Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra. Another sell out concert. Keep an ear and an eye out on BBC Radio Gloucestershire for live recordings of the concert.
Music For Youth Regional Festival another success with packed audiences on Sunday 25th March. Our massed music centre ensembles were a real highlight.
* Our new Whole Class MFY schools day with no less than 16 primary schools performing at the Cheltenham Town Hall.
* Gloucestershire Youth Choir learn to rap with 5 Mics.
* The Forest of Dean Area Wind Band continues to grow welcoming new members and will be joined by Chris Gibbons as their new woodwind tutor in April.
* Our student council meet for Donuts and Discussion and plan our events for 2018/19. More details after Easter.
* Colwell Arts Orchestra works alongside members of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music.
What’s to come?
Adult Learn As You Play Launched
In April, our new adult LAYP ensembles will be launched at Five Valleys and Brookfield Music Centres. Find out more here
Composers get the chance to get creative and start composing for our new round of events and concerts in the new academic year. Find out more here
New sponsors secured for ‘GM Presents’
We are delighted to be working with a new set of sponsors who are helping us provide great performance opportunities for our ensembles and choirs. Follow this link for more information and see poster above.
GM has secured significant funding to allow us to continue to provide some exciting events for all our members in 2018/19. Over the next two weeks I will be issuing dates for the next academic year including a huge collaboration with the Cheltenham Trust. More ‘GM Presents’ will be put in the diary featuring all of our ensembles. The National Concert Band Festival and Music For Youth will return to Gloucestershire as will our annual Rotary Concert. A new film music course and tour will also be announced.
Wishing you all a relaxing Easter and we look forward to seeing you all next term.
Steve Legge, Extended Learning & Provisions Manager, Gloucestershire Music.
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