The Big Youth Music Experience is for all young instrumentalists, with a weekend split into a wind band workshop day and a string orchestra workshop day, followed by a joint concert the following Sunday at the Albert Hall, Nottingham! 

For Wind Band – Saturday 6th November and Sunday 14th November 2021

Come and experience wind band playing at the Big Youth Music Experience for young woodwind, brass and percussion players. Two windbands for players of all abilities (grade 2 – 8+) conducted by MfE’s Instrumental Animateur Josh Goodman and youth band director Claire Franklin.

Music booklets and rehearsal track links will be sent out approximately 5-6 weeks before the course, to give you a chance to get to grips with the music.

For Strings – Sunday 7th November and Sunday 14th November 2021

Come and experience string playing for young violinists, violists, cellists and bassists. Three string orchestras for players of all abilities (beginners to grade 8+). The beginners orchestra is for players of grade 0 – 1 standard and will be lead by string conductor Helen Maddison. The Junior orchestra for players grade 2 – 4 standard, conducted by MfE’s Instrumental Animateur Josh Goodman, will enjoy a range of music that will introduce young instrumentalists to playing in an ensemble. The Senior orchestra, for players grade 5+ standard, will be directed by Richard Howarth, conductor of MfE’s East Midlands Youth String Orchestra.

Music booklets and rehearsal track links will be sent out approximately 5-6 weeks before the course, to give you a chance to get to grips with the music.

(NB All covid regulations in place at the time will be adhered to)

Provisional Timetable – Workshops 6th & 7th November
Bluecoat Academy, Wollaton NG8 1EA

10am – 10.30am             Arrive and Registration – Senior Groups

10.30am – 12.30pm        Morning Rehearsals, including breaks (Seniors only)

12.30pm – 1.30pm          Lunch Break

1pm – 1.30pm                Arrival and Registration – Junior & Beginner Groups

1.30pm – 5.30pm            Afternoon Rehearsals, including breaks (All groups)

Concert 14th November – All groups
Albert Hall, Nottingham NG1 5AA

11am – 11.30am             Arrive and Registration – Senior Groups

11.30am – 1pm               Rehearsals (Senior groups)

1pm – 1.30pm                Arrive and Registration – Junior & Beginner Groups

1.30pm – 3pm                Rehearsals

3.30pm – 5.30pm           Concert performance to family and friends

How to Book

The prices for the course are:

  • Senior Band and Senior Strings – £15
  • Junior Band and Junior/Beginner Strings – £10

Online – pay through PayPal or by card: Just click here and fill in your details Big Youth Music Experience Payment can be made via PayPal or debit/credit card.

By post – pay by cheque: Please download and complete this pdf form and post it, together with your enrolment cheque (made payable to Music for Everyone) to Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF

For any further information, email admin@music-for-everyone.org or telephone 0115 9589312

Two youth string orchestras for young violin, viola, cello and double bass players of grade 1 – 5+ standard. There are no auditions for Strictly Strings (grade 1 – 4), East Midlands Youth String Orchestra is for grade 5+ and is auditioned.

Nottingham Strictly Strings – Term start date 12th September
Sundays, 2pm – 4pm at Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston
Conductor: Josh Goodman

East Midlands Youth String Orchestra – Term start date 12th September
Sundays, 2pm – 5pm at Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston
Conductor: Richard Howarth

Current members should have now received an email with information on how to sign up for new term. If you think you haven’t received this, please email Kirstie on kirstie@music-for-everyone.org

If you are a new player and would like to join one of our exciting youth orchestras, why not try one of our FREE taster sessions?

FREE TASTER SESSIONS FOR NEW PLAYERS
Strictly Strings – Sunday 19th September, 2pm – 4pm at Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston

East Midlands Youth String Orchestra – Sunday 19th September, 2pm – 5pm at Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston

SIGN UP HERE!

Or scan this QR code:

Two youth wind bands for young wind, brass and percussion players of grade 2 – 5 standard, no auditions!

Nottingham Youth Band West Bridgford – Term start date 7th September
Tuesdays, 5.30pm – 7pm at Rushcliffe School
Conductor: Claire Franklin

Nottingham Youth Band Beeston – Term start date 9th September
Thursdays, 5pm – 6.30pm at Beeston Methodist Church
Conductor: Josh Goodman

Current members should have now received an email with information on how to sign up for new term. If you think you haven’t received this, please email Kirstie on kirstie@music-for-everyone.org

If you are a new player and would like to join one of our exciting youth bands, why not try one of our FREE taster sessions?

FREE TASTER SESSIONS FOR NEW PLAYERS
West Bridgford – Tuesday 14th September, 5.30pm – 7pm at Rushcliffe School

Beeston – Thursday 16th September, 5pm – 6.30pm at Beeston Methodist Church

SIGN UP HERE!

Or scan this QR code:

KEEPING IN TOUCH

Hello everyone

I hope you are all keeping well, and with the children going back to school today, we are now all on the route map to normality – perhaps!

Looking to the future.

Our plans for workshops at the Albert Hall are coming together well.

Singing Day on Sunday 27 June – information emailed to all singers this coming Wednesday (10th March)

Blow the Dust off your Instrument Playing Day on Saturday 10 July – information emailed to all players this coming Friday (12th March)

Family Singing Afternoon on Sunday 23rd May – information coming out in next week’s MfEMondays (15th March)

Signing up for all these course will be via our website and will be a very straightforward process. 

Something to look forward to!  Keep your fingers crossed nothing goes wrong.

With all best wishes

Angela



Have a good week!

Your friends at MfE.

08/03/2021

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#MfEMondays are Music for Everyone’s weekly emails designed to keep you up to date with MfE events & to circulate interesting finds, special features, and motivational moments for your Mondays! We are aiming to send out something new each week.

KEEPING IN TOUCH – Diary Dates!

Hello Everyone

In Monday’s email I said I would let you know our plans for the coming months just as soon as they were finalised – and here they are!

We’ll be letting you have further details about timings, repertoire etc. closer to the event – but at least you have something to put in your diaries and, we hope, look forward to!

Live music making is coming back – let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the government doesn’t have to change the ‘road map’!

With all best wishes

Angela


MfE Workshops and Concert Dates – 2021/22

Those in red are for youth, those in blue for adult and those in green for everyone!

2021

  • Sunday 23 May, Albert Hall – Family Singing Afternoon
  • Saturday 19 June, Albert Hall –Youth Wind Band Playing Afternoon
  • Sunday 20 June, Albert Hall –Youth String Orchestra Playing Afternoon
  • Sunday 27 June,  Albert Hall –Festival Chorus Workshop day
  • Saturday 10 July, Albert Hall –Blow the Dust off your Instrument Workshop Day
  • Saturday 17 July, Albert Hall – Festival of Youth Workshop Day
  • Mon – Wed 9, 10 & 11 August, Trent College (venue to be confirmed) –MfE Summer School

  • Sat/Sun 9 & 10 October, venue to be decided –Festival Chorus Singing Weekend
  • Saturday 16 Oct, Albert Hall –Festival Chorus Concert
  • Sat/Sun 6 & 7 November, venue to be decided –Youth Instrumental Playing Weekend
  • Sunday 14 November, Albert Hall –Youth Instrumental Concert
  • Saturday 11 Dec, venue to be decided –Youth Christmas Singing Afternoon
  • Sunday 12 Dec,  Albert Hall –Christmas is Coming Concert

2022

  • Saturday 8 January,  Albert Hall –Blow the Dust off your Instrument Workshop Day
  • Sat/Sun 29 & 30 January, venue to be decided – Festival Chorus Singing Weekend
  • Saturday 5 February, Albert Hall – Festival Chorus Concert
  • Sat/Sun 26 & 27 February, venue to be decided –Youth Instrumental Playing Weekend
  • Sunday 6 March, Albert Hall –Youth Instrumental Concert
  • Saturday 23 April, venue to be decided –Musicals Singing Workshop
  • Sunday 24 April, Albert Hall –Musicals Concert
  • Sat/Sun 14 & 15 May, venue to be decided –Youth Singing Weekend
  • Sunday 22 May, Albert Hall –Youth Singing Concert
  • Saturday 11 June, Albert Hall –Blow the Dust off your Instrument Workshop Day
  • Saturday 25 June, venue to be decided –Festival Chorus Workshop Day
  • Mon – Wed 8, 9 & 10 August, venue to be decided –MfE Summer School