Royal Albert Hall here we come!
September 15th, 2017 by Emma Archer
The autumn term is always very busy and full of great musical opportunities for Gwent Music students, and this one is no exception. As well as rolling out new tuition to an expanding number of schools across south Wales, the service is already planning for another trip to the Royal Albert Hall that will include over 170 students.
This year the groups chosen to perform are Isca Linea Symphonia which draws mainly from Newport string and percussion students, and Gwent Youth Jazz Orchestra, featuring some of the most talented senior musicians from across Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Newport and Monmouthshire. Both groups were selected from the 40,000 young performers that came through the National Festival of Music for Youth series last term.
Isca Linea performs on Monday the 13th of November and the Jazz on Tuesday the 14th. Tickets for the performance are available from the Royal Albert Hall Box Office – Gwent Music will be running supporter’s coaches for anyone interested in attending this glittering event.
The other focus for the service is supporting the development of the new curriculum in schools. With the emphasis strongly on teachers being innovative and creative in the delivery of their lessons, musicians are being utilised to engage and inspire teachers and students alike.
Gwent Music currently delivers small group and individual tuition to over 8000 children and adults, and in addition small and large scale projects that are focussed on engagement and enjoyment through music. Along with developing our new parent billing system, which is helping to relieve the pressure on schools budgets and their admin teams, means that the term will be very busy!