We're extending an open invitation to people and businesses across West Sussex to participate in a county-wide game of Musical Chairs in order to help equip our young musicians with chairs specifically designed for orchestral use.
This initiative aims to provide members of the West Sussex Youth Orchestra, who are based at The College of Richard Collyer in Horsham, with 100 chairs that have been specifically designed with the performance, comfort and well-being of the musician in mind. These musicians' chairs will provide optimal support and flexibility, whilst promoting easier breathing and freedom of movement.
“Since most of our ensemble musicians spend their time rehearsing and performing while seated, the chair becomes a crucial piece of equipment.” Explains West Sussex Music Chief Executive, James Underwood. “The chairs we currently use were never intended for musicians and as such don’t promote the proper alignment or freedom of motion necessary for prolonged periods of orchestral use. It would be fantastic to be able to equip our young musicians, and future generations, with chairs that support them better and allow them to get the most from their abilities.”
£200 will purchase a chair and it is hoped that some donors may wish to fund more than one; perhaps an entire section of the orchestra! Donors can also have a plaque for the chair with their name on it. The chairs will be used not only by West Sussex Youth Orchestra, and other Horsham Music Centre ensembles, but also by Horsham Symphony Orchestra and the National Children’s Orchestra, both of which are also now based at Horsham Music Centre. Chairs can be bought by individuals, businesses or collectively by groups of donors.
So, join in our game of musical chairs by following the 4 easy steps:
Step 1 - Start making the pledge by heading to https://www.spacehive.com/musical-chairs and click the yellow “Back this project” button.
Step 2 - Specify the value of your pledge
Type in the value of your pledge [£X] and then click the blue “Back it!” button. If you wish for your funding to remain anonymous, please make sure you check the box to specify this.
Step 3 - Sign up to Spacehive
You will then be taken to a page where you can sign up for a Spacehive account so that you can make this pledge securely. Please note that the name that you sign up with is how your pledge will appear on our project page (unless you are remaining anonymous).
Step 4 - Choose GoCardless
We recommend using GoCardless to make your pledge to our project. Your pledge will set up a one-off direct-debit payment, which will only ever be taken if and when we hit our crowdfunding target.
If you get stuck at any point, please contact email@example.com and they’ll be on hand to help you out.
Thank you very much for your support!
West Sussex Music
The College of Richard Collyer
West Sussex, RH12 2EJ
A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales
Company number: 8524556 | Charity number: 1152703
Tel: 08452 082 182