We look at how one primary school in the north-east of England was supported in encouraging even more children to pick up an instrument and make music.
Every year between the months of January and March, the residents of Shetland, the most northerly archipelago in the UK, celebrate the end of the long winter nights and the coming of spring in a way that only they know how: by holding large torchlit processions, and setting fire[...]
This last weekend saw one of the most important events of the UK annual brass banding calendar take place. The Festival of Brass, organised by Paul Hindmarsh took place at the RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music), in Manchester.
NAMM is the trade association of the international music products industry show, and attracts a worldwide community of thousands of deeply passionate, talented companies that make, buy and sell the instruments that allow millions of people to make music.
On Friday 7th December WMG Ambassador, Darren Lea visited Grange Farm Primary School in Coventry to introduce 2 classes of KS1 students to brass instruments.
Nearly 50 years ago I was lucky enough to go to a Junior School where the Deputy Head decided to pass on his love of brass playing by starting a brass band. I joined the band and loved it – and that opportunity shaped my life. I started conducting and adjudicating, did a degree[...]
Why Music Matters in School The benefits of integrating music into primary school curriculum are far reaching, and impact on many areas of school life. Warwick Music Group's Education Ambassador Becca Pope, draws on her experience of managing music in a primary school, and[...]