In Harmony project brings orchestras into primary schools

Leading and well known orchestras will work together with a school kids in Staffordshire and Shropshire in a £ 575000 project. CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) as well as Manchester Camerata will go to Malinslee’s Old Park Primary School and Stoke’s Heron Cross Primary School.

This ‘In Harmony’ plan was funded by Arts Council that targets to boost young people to learn and make music. Every week, professional musicians will work together with the kids. Army Air Corps Band is a part of this plan too and it will have two hundred kids as well as their parents brought in to musical instruments for the next 3 years.

The arrangement is based on the precepts of El Sistema (Venezuela) whose target was to cheer and change the lives of the kids in poor communities via the power of music. In Harmony project’s Richard Shrewsbury told that the El Sistema overture is all about getting ensemble actions to young people at a tender age, therefore, they have got professional musicians entering and handing these children the scope to work together.

Organizers told that their aim is to involve kids as well as their families in the shaping of community based orchestras. Telford and Wrekin Council is telling to contribute of musical instruments which can be utilized in the arrangement.

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