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Welcoming four new organisations to the Hub!

We want West Sussex to be a place where every child and young person can explore the life-changing benefits of music on their education, their wellbeing, and their future.  We do this by working together with other like-minded music organisations to provide the widest possible opportunities, making music accessible for all.

Since our previous Hub Newsletter back in March, we’ve been connecting with a range of music educators and re-establishing friendships within the community. As a result, we welcome three new Hub Partners who will deliver services and an Associate Organisation to the Hub!

Ensemble Reza and Kidenza will be providing Live Music concerts in schools to inspire the next generation of musicians and Ovation Music will be partnering West Sussex Music to offer rock band and sound production activities in Chichester.

You can find out more below:

Ensemble Reza: We are passionate about inspiring and supporting young people as they start their musical journeys.  We want to give young people access to first-class music workshops and concerts, introducing a different sound world, and enabling them to enjoy the social benefits music-making can offer Managing Director, Hannah Carter

Kidenza: We feel privileged to be officially partnered with an organisation that has the same values and beliefs as we do. We recognise the importance of working together and often use the saying “together we are stronger”.  We are very much looking forward to performing to lots of West Sussex school children and hopefully inspiring them to begin or continue their musical journey.     Founder & CEO of Kidenza, Claire Lambert

Ovation Music: Partnering with West Sussex Music enables us to reach out to more children and young people across the wider Chichester area, providing them with access to our contemporary music sessions and workshops, and live performance opportunities    Nick Davidson, CEO of Ovation Music

Along with partnerships, we’re also building a network of Associate Organisations offering local music-making activities. We recently accepted Burgess Hill Marching Youth as one such community group to the Hub

Burgess Hill Marching Youth: This new working relationship means that we can promote the band as a quality assured group providing music education and performance opportunities to children and young people in Burgess Hill and the surrounding area. BHMY has been running for over 35 years and we are thankful that West Sussex Music has recognised the value of what we do and the hard work that we have put in to support community music.  Claire Stacey, Bandmaster of BHMY

James Underwood, Director of West Sussex Music Education Hub said: I’m delighted to welcome these organisations to the music education hub. We have all been offering high quality and inclusive music-making activities to young people in the county for many years. As groups that all share similar values it makes sense to work together to promote our opportunities.

West Sussex Music works with partners and associates to increase opportunities for all young people to experience music-making.

If you work in music education and are interested in becoming a Partner or Associate, you can find out more here:

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