Band on the Run – One of the fantastic projects funded by the London Music Fund

Band on the Run created a 10 week Wind Band teaching programme programme with children aged 8-9 years old which bridged the gap between Whole Class Ensemble Teaching and long term musical tuition. To bring this about Bromley Youth Music Trust worked with the Symphonic Brass of London, St Barnabas Church and Warwick Music Group. Their ultimate aim was to create a comprehensive methodology that can be shared with all colleagues across London Music Hubs and nationally. Band on the Run also gained significant head teacher support which emphasised that music should be in the curriculum and not confined to lunchtimes or after school club. Since the project ended, 65% of children who took part have confirmed they would like to continue learning, and the ensemble will continue to meet and rehearse, now with school senior management and governor support.