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The North Somerset Centre for Young Musician’s (NSCYM) ‘Concert Band’ has been selected to perform at the prestigious National Festival of Music for Youth in July.
Throughout the spring over 40,000 young musicians have taken part in the world’s largest youth music festival, in 50 locations across the UK. A wide array of music was performed, from folk, world and roots to western classical and contemporary jazz through to urban and electronic.
From amongst this enormous pool of young talent the NSCYM Concert Band shone through and has been selected to perform in the culmination of this enormous event, the National Festival of Music for Youth. Conducted by Roger Sansom, the Concert Band will be appearing at the Festival in Birmingham on July 10th.
Following the band’s regional performance the feedback referred to playing that was ‘stylish’, ‘well prepared and attentive’ with ‘menace and cool’!
When the band travels to Birmingham they can be confident that they are able to hold their own alongside the best young performers in the country.
The programme for the West of England Music Education Conference (formerly known as the Bath Spa Music Conference) is now published. Run annually as a partnership venture between North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and Wiltshire this is always a huge success, and a valuable CPD experience.
For further details and to book your place, please go to http://www.musicconference.org.uk
The Music Service has for over a year been working in partnership with Charanga, one of the UK’s leading developers of digital resources, to offer North Somerset Primary schools an online music support programme called Musical School. We are delighted to announce that Musical School has now been recognised at national level having won the award for Best Digital/Technological Resource at the recent Music Teacher Awards 2015.