ENTRIES NOW BEING INVITED
Entries are now open for the 89th West of England Bandsman’s Festival being held at Bugle in Cornwall on Saturday 15th June 2013.
This year saw the 103rd county music festival and Music Cornwall staff entered many young musicians both solo and in various ensembles.
Music educators and teachers in Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, and Torbay can start filling in their 2013 schedule by signing up for the South West Peninsula Music Conference. On February 08, 2013, music instructors can participate in the conference discussing the national plan for music education. This whole day affair, starting at 9am, will be held at St. Cuthbert’s Conference Centre. It will also tackle what new developments in teaching and learning music could mean for schools and communities across the region.
The Autumn term is always an exciting time with pupils keen to return to lessons after the long summer break and many new pupils beginning their musical journey with lessons in school. The many area and county ensembles which Music Cornwall runs have seen an increase in the number of percussionists joining.
After a peaceful summer, its been good to get back to Music cornwall HQ to make some noise. Having spent Monday's INSET taking part in loads of music making activities, the guitar team then spent Tuesday putting together our new demo set ready to tour around the schools.
So far we've managed to include: Classical guitars, Electric guitars, Bass guitars, a Double Bass, Drum kit, and I'm sure I saw somebody walking around with a kitchen sink at some point...
Looking forward to a high-impact demo week! Good luck to everyone with the new term.
I was fortunate enough to attend a rehearsal with the Cornwall Youth Percussion Ensemble last night as they prepared for their forthcoming perfomance at the Music Cornwall 'Marvellous Music' Showcase concerts at the Hall For Cornwall in Truro later this month.
This weekend will see the second set of workshops and performances by 20 of Cornwall's young jazz students, working in partnership with 3 tutors from the National Youth Jazz Collective.