The Leamington Music Education Programme, working with Warwickshire Music, takes musicians appearing in the Winter Season concerts into schools across the county of Warwickshire.
In the Autumn, the York Waits, Kosmos, Inventus Wind Quintet, Martinů String Quartet and Sirinu are available on ten days to give school workshops or concerts. By August, Emscote Infants, Newburgh Primary, Warwick School and Westgate Primary in Warwick, Sydenham Primary in Leamington, Clinton Primary in Kenilworth, Hampton Lucy Primary and Southam Primary had already signed up, but there were still half a dozen possible sessions available to be allocated.
In the New Year, the Carducci String Quartet, The Musicke Companye, Roderick Williams with his Schubert for Schools Project, Ensemble 360, K’antu Ensemble and Ex Cathedra are all involved in the Programme and schools should contact the Leamington Music office on 01926 497000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss being involved.
Thanks to Warwickshire Music and money from trusts, Leamington Music is able to subsidise the visits to schools and this should be discussed when contacting the office.
At a time when there are many cuts in arts provision in schools, the opportunities provided by Leamington Music are of enormous importance for schools and students. And Leamington Music also offers Student Standby tickets at evening concerts for just £1.00 – a great way of getting the concert going bug!