Record breaking Gloucestershire Music
Monday, 25 November 2013
A record breaking 10 Gloucestershire wind and jazz bands performed at the West of England heat of the ‘National Concert Band Festival’ on Sunday 24th November. All 10 bands are supported and run by Gloucestershire Music.
Lithuanian musicians visit Gloucestershire Music
Monday, 11 November 2013
The best week of my life' was the phrase used by one of our guests as they arrived at Luton Airport on Sunday 13th October at the end of a five-day tour of the UK. Indeed it was a special trip for 8 music teachers and students from Lithuania...
Gloucestershire Young Musician Competition 2014
Thursday, 07 November 2013
Gloucestershire Music, the county’s music education service, is pleased to announce details for the Gloucestershire Young Musician Competition. The competition, now in its 21st year, provides a platform for some of Gloucestershire’s finest young musical talent to perform at the impressive Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.
Brass band in a real 'mess'!
Monday, 04 November 2013
On Tuesday 29th October, thirty four members of the Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra and six from the Swindon Youth Senior Concert Band were fortunate enough to spend a day in the company of the world renowned Central Band of the Royal Air Force...
Half term excitement for county's young musicians
Friday, 11 October 2013
Gloucestershire’s top young musicians can take part in four inspirational events during half term...
Fyfe Dangerfield coaches County Choir
Monday, 30 September 2013
Fyfe Dangerfield, lead singer of the Guillemots, came to Gloucestershire yesterday to coach our County Youth Choir...
Fyfe Dangerfield making music in Gloucestershire
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Mercury prize and Brit award nominees' front man brings danger to county youth choir...
'Pantastic' success at Croft Primary
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Did you know that we have a set of steel pans? Well we have! One set are currently being played, very successfully, by pupils at The Croft Primary School, just outside of Gloucester...
GYWO/GYO Tour to Belgium
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
July 15th – 19th saw some 61 teenagers travel to Belgium to perform six concerts in just five days...
Working with the professionals
Friday, 14 June 2013
Members of Gloucestershire Youth Sinfonia and Colwell Arts Orchestra work with the professionals....
Timps take a trip to the Circus!
Monday, 20 May 2013
It's great to see our instruments getting out and about....
Young musicians enjoy Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Friday, 10 May 2013
Some of our young musicians enjoyed a fantastic time at Cheltenham Jazz Festival....
MFY National Festival Birmingham
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Congratulations to Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra....
Jampod training up and running
Friday, 19 April 2013
Our new Jampods have now been installed in 7 schools throughout Gloucestershire....
Colwell Arts Jazz Ensemble at the NCBF in Birmingham
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Colwell Arts Jazz Ensemble trip to the National Concert Band Festival in Birmingham on 13th April 2013 was a great success....
Vocal challenge is on!
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
The Gloucestershire County Youth Choir recently won the 'Best Vocal Initiative 2013 Award - Music Teacher Magazine' in recognition of its work in creating a County Youth Choir. The vision of this group is to provide secondary schools with the opportunity for their students to represent their their school in music at a county level....
Preparing for the national stage
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Just days to go before two adult music groups from Gloucestershire Music perform at the National Concert Band Festival at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music...
Youth Band to perform on national stage for eighth time
Thursday, 04 April 2013
The Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band are preparing for the eighth visit to the National Youth Brass Band Championships in as many years....
BAD ASS BRASS take our jazz bands through their paces
Monday, 25 March 2013
London-based Bad Ass Brass visited our jazz group rehearsals last week (20th March). The band - which takes its influence from the sounds of traditional New Orleans brass bands but adds its own unique twist - hived off a couple of members to each of three different Gloucestershire Music jazz bands, at different levels, who enjoyed and benefited from the shared experience. Here, John Moore, trumpeter with Jazz2Go, reports:
National award for our new County Choir
Friday, 22 March 2013
Our new Gloucestershire County Youth Choir has been awarded 'Best Vocal Initiative 2013', one of nine prestigious national Music Teacher awards presented at a Gala Dinner at the Barbican Centre, London on Weds 20th March.
West End star led the revolution
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Gloucestershire Music organised a fantastic vocal workshop for 220 young singers, parents, grandparents and friends at at the Cheltenham Town Hall on Monday 18th March...
Music for Youth Regional Festival
Thursday, 07 March 2013
Sunday 3rd March saw the annual Music for Youth Regional Festival organised by Gloucestershire Music and Music for Youth...
GYWO rehearse with Musical Director Keith Allen
Wednesday, 06 March 2013
On Thursday 21st February GYWO were taken through their paces with Musical Director Keith Allen...
Saxophonist wins the Gloucestershire Young Musician 2013
Tomoya Forster has become the 2013 Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year...
Lithuanian brass bands take the next step
Monday, 04 March 2013
Over the last seventeen years a cultural programme has been developing in Lithuania based on the community brass band structure we know in the UK. In 2006 Lydbrook Brass Band visited the Lithuanian city of Panevezys to perform at the 8th Lithuanian National Championships where they found a city with a handful of brass bands desperate to move forward and in need of instruments and music...
Gloucestershire Young Musician Final 2013
On Tuesday 5th March, five talented young musicians will perform for the title of Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year, £500 and the Oldbury Trophy...
Mass singing event - sing alongside a West End star!
Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Ever fancied singing alongside a West End Star? Think you can sing better than your parents?...
GYBB half term course
Friday, 22 February 2013
While the Choir was rehearsing in the hall at St Peter's last week, the Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band were working hard with conductor Kevin White...
First Access success
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Our half term First Access course went down a treat...
County Choir hits the high notes
The County Youth Choir met during February half term to work with Craig Mather (Marius in the West End show Les Miserables)...
Royal Visit a great success
On Friday 8th February I was one of a group of 4 students who visited the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama...
Youth Makes Music returns with a fresh look
Friday, 01 February 2013
Youth Makes Music returns this year with a fresh look...
Gloucestershire Young Musician 2013
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Congratulations to five young musicians on reaching the final of the Gloucestershire Young Musician Competition 2013 at the Pittville Pump Rooms in Cheltenham...
Students meet the Army
Friday, 18 May 2012
The Army Air Corps Band visited Gloucestershire on Thursday 17th May to put over 50 young musicians through their paces.
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