Reflections on the youth music project from a young artist

Band In A Week Returns - 7th August 2017 - 11 August 2017

If any proof was needed of the high standard of music making achieved by local young people, then Cre8’s Youth Concert was all the evidence needed. 

Recap of Campaign launch and meeting with the Collective's new partner (Bristol Zero Tolerance).

Prep for the Collective's launch at Bristol Harbour Festival 

OmniExperiences help to connect young people with music industry professionals in professional settings.

A thank you to Youth Music

At the end of our first year of Open School Orchestras (OSO) in Cornwall, we've been thinking about next steps, and how to create progression routes for young SEN/D musicians. We created a short pilot project to explore the idea of inviting mainstream musicians to join the OSO in creative music workshops - integration following on from inclusion work. The short films below show the final performance, and discussion around how to build on the pilot, creating pathways through creative ensembles for those wanting to take their music further, beyond the classroom.

The Open School Orchestra (OSO) programme has been well-thought-out, having been developed by OpenUp Music over many years. There are aspects to this which mean it has sustainability and ongoing development built in from the start. Having worked on some inclusion projects where lots of good work happens, but it fizzles out in the setting after the end of the project, it's worth noting and learning from how the OSO format increases the chances for sustainability.