Start the Music Scheme

Published on 13 Feb 2019 in Music, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

‘Start the Music’ is a new scheme to encourage more young people to take up an instrument and play music.

This scheme will enable students to try an instrument over the course of a year. SAMA (St Aidan’s Music Association) have raised enough funds to support six pupils for 1 year in 1 instrument – with the hope that they would then continue to play and develop. The scheme is aimed at years 7 -9 and
will also provide an instrument for at least the first year.

We are very excited to announce that the Royal Northern College of Music will be supporting the scheme and a wind quintet from the RNCM will be performing on our launch evening of the 20th February 2019. We will also have pupils from St Aidan’s music ensembles present who will be available to talk about their experiences of being involved in music and demonstrate their instruments. Pupils will be given the opportunity to apply formally to participate in the scheme and a committee of SAMA members (including teachers) will choose the pupils to participate. If you and your child are interested in the opportunity please come to our launch event on Wednesday 20th February at 7pm in the Main Hall. To download an application form, please click on the link below.

Start the Music Application Form