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Orchestral Jamboree 2018

Orchestral Jamboree Thursday 12th April 2018   Open to all instrumentalists up to and including Grade 1 level - we welcome string, woodwind, brass and percussionists to try out our Jamboree for FREE! It's a wonderful day which featured 165 instrumentalists last year! Children as young as 7 can take part and you will need to apply through your Hub- Music for Bedford Borough, Inspiring Music, Beds Music Co-op or Luton Mix. If your child has lessons privately you can apply directly thro...

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Super Strings

Super Strings Course Dates: 24 - 25th March 2018 Venue: Alameda Middle School, Ampthill At the end of March we are offering the course for you with music making in a whole range of styles from folk to rock, from jazz to pop....tunes to include 7 years – Lucas Graham and / or Kashmir – Led Zeppelin. Students will have the chance to develop their all-round musical skills through improvising from chord symbols, playing on acoustic and electric strings and learning most of the material by...

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BYO on BBC 3 Counties Radio!

A big thank you goes out to our students: Louis, Robert, Annabelle, Kerry and Evie, who represented BYO on BBC 3 Counties Radio last month. To listen to the clip, just click here: https://soundcloud.com/user-78899178/byo-19-10-2017 They spoke about what motivated them to get into Opera, and about our recent performance of 'Pirates of Penzance'. If you would like to be involved next year, join our Opera Workshop on 14 - 15 April 2018 and receive updates by signing up to our mailing list at the...

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Bedfordshire Youth Opera

Thank you to everyone who was a part of The Pirates of Penzance production by Bedfordshire Youth Opera at The Place Theatre. It was a fabulous Course and Production, with a very successful run of five performances which were sold out every night! Bedfordshire Youth Opera has been running successfully for 37 years and is unique in the UK providing one of very few opportunities for young people aged 14 – 26 to experience opera, for both for singers and orchestral players. It is directed...

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Jazz Course Success

We are delighted that the Jazz Course on the 22nd April had resounding success and was featured in Luton Today! Many thanks go to CBC Inspiring Music for their support but also to the tutors: Nikki Iles, Nick Smart and Tim Giles. http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/harlington-students-jazz-up-their-weekend-1-7953525...

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New String Course Success!

A string to everyone’s bow as course is a huge success - written by Jim Brock @Inspiring Music Electric. That was the opinion of last weekend’s Bedfordshire Music Trust’s String Course, open to students from across Bedfordshire and held at Alameda Middle School, Ampthill. It saw 12 children immersing themselves in everything from baroque music to contemporary artists like Taio Cruz. And it was also a first chance to try out the new electrical violins, cellos and violas which the I...

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