Musical Instrument Challenge

Do you like a challenge?

Have you ever fancied learning a musical instrument?

The Ounsdale Music Department wants you!

Grade-1-a-thon Challenge! We would like to invite all Ounsdale pupils, parents and staff to come and participate in this year’s Grade-1-a-thon challenge.

We want you to get involved and learn a musical instrument. With some hard work and a few laughs we can be ready to take the Grade 1 exam by next summer, and we hope to raise some money for a good cause along the way. Pupils will be competing on behalf of their houses to see who can achieve the most grade 1’s as well as who can raise the most money with chances to win prizes.

Working with Staffordshire music service we are able to offer weekly group instrumental lessons at £38.00 per term (Just £3.15 per week). These will take place during school for pupils, and after-school for parents, staff and pupils who wish to learn with their parents (probably Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm)

For those taking part in the Grade-1-a-thon we are providing:

  • Free instrument rental
  • Free weekly band practice after school
  • Free Workshop with The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
  • Chances to perform to an audience (There is no greater thrill!)
  • A school trip to watch a City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra rehearsal. 

What are the long term benefits?

Increasing participation in music has shown to improve people’s emotional intelligence, self-motivation, mental health, discipline, confidence, creativity and much more. The creative industry is currently the fastest growing economic sector in the UK responsible for 5.6% of jobs worth £76.9bn to the UK economy, and the music department feels it is about time that our children explored the benefits of being creative.

Plus it is fun and will raise money for a good cause at the same time. How can you say no?

To get involved – fill out the form below and send to the music department.

Grade-1-a-thon Challenge Form 2017

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