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Music for Bedford Borough

Music for Bedford Borough is the lead organisation of the Bedford Music Hub. We work closely with a number of partners (including schools and local music organisations) to enable all young people to access a high quality music education and to make available a number of musical pathways and progression routes. Through Arts Council funding, Music Education Hubs are supported to deliver the requirements of the National Plan for Music Education. These are:

Core roles 

  • Ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum for a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument. 
  • Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
  • Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
  • Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other ensembles are available in the area.

Extension roles 

  • Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum. 
  • Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes. 
  • Provide access to large scale and or/high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and/or venues. This may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/carers and students. 

Despite the current situation, we are continuing to offer exciting musical opportunities to children and young people in our community. Music for Bedford Borough are delivering over 50 projects in schools this term and many of the out of school musical groups are now back offering live experiences after months of online provision. Please do visit our Twitter account and Facebook page for more details on some of the exciting events and opportunities on offer.  If your son or daughter is interested in starting to learn a musical instrument or joining a musical group, please do contact us for advice and support at music@bedford.gov.uk.

Contact Music for Bedford Borough

Email: music@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 718 088

Music for Bedford Borough
Castle Newnham School
Polhill Avenue
Bedford   
MK41 9DT

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