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See UK's best young musicians at Royal Albert Hall in November!

Are you a great band?
Come and take a headlining slot on our main stage, make the crowd go wild, and take the winners crown!
With the support of Square 1 Studios, the winning band will get the chance to record one of their songs in a professional recording studio and film a music video. There will also be an opportunity for additional mentoring, support and guidance including links to the industry.
We are looking for exciting young bands (aged 0-26 years) to take part in the battle.
Closing date for entries: Sunday 7th July 2013. Bands must be available Wednesday 24th July 2013
To enter or get more information email:

Build relationships between parents and the nursery, establishing regular open sessions, freeplay with instruments, co-operative music, singing games and music, songs and voices with storytelling. Leading to more improvisational music-making and developing confidence of practitioners to facilitate, support, extend and initiate music-making activities which weave through the key areas of the EYFS.

The Musical Inclusion programme aims to improve the opportunities for young people in challenging circumstances in Northamptonshire to access and progress with high quality music making.

Music-making activities for children and young people, their visitors and staff at children's hospitals and children's wards in hospitals across the East Midlands. Training provided for healthcare staff and for musicians wishing to develop their practice in this field. Sharing and development of music in healthcare practice.

More Music is a community music and education charity based in the West End of Morecambe, working throughout Lancashire, the North West and internationally. We provide a year round programme that covers a breadth of music making activity involving people of all ages and all backgrounds.

This project will fill a gap in the offering of high quality musical experiences and performances to Key Stage 1 children in the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Harrow and to improve the skills and confidence of teachers to undertake more musical activities with classes.

In Harmony Liverpool is inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema, using music through the orchestra to inspire and transform the lives of children and families in West Everton, Liverpool.

These projects will focus on the musical dialogues between hard to reach young children and their families and young people who are either in the prison system or at high risk of entering. The core intention of this project is to allow the whole person to be seen and understood.

Fun and interactive orchestral concerts and workshops for young children and their parents that will give little ones the best possible first time experience of live orchestral music, with opportunities for trying out the instruments and meeting the players.

1) Empowering small organisations to provide an inclusive musical offer to young people; developing opportunities in areas which have little current engagement from CCCs and paucity of provision.
2) Enabling CCCs to access progression routes
3) Developing capacity in Early Years settings to deliver quality music education.