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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:

A Community Opera with three performances, including a cast of 180, aged 5-85, to an involved audience of 2,400 from the local community and schools, improving youth development, targeting children with no access to similar projects or experience of opera, and integrating the community.

Kuumba Youth Music is committed to raising the aspirations and skills of young people in diverse communities. Our series of concerts and youth leadership activities will enable the talents, interest and skills of our young musicians to develop in inspiring and meaningful ways.

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.

Through a series of interactive group workshops and orchestral performances, this project will introduce KS1 pupils in Tower Hamlets to high quality live classical music, in a fun, interactive way. INSET sessions and the provision of resources will enable teachers to use new musical material in their own classrooms.

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.

Young Carers from Wiltshire will create their own music which will be showcased at the major festivals and venues in the county. All the workshops and performances are being facilitated by musicians from Bath Philharmonia. The project also involves music leader trainees from Bath Spa University and Wiltshire College.

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.