Don’t be chicken - be a part of Free Range Music’s Durham Summer School

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    Strictly Press:

    Durham City Arts Press Release

    Don’t be chicken - be a part of Free Range Music’s Durham Summer School

    £1 is all it will cost to enjoy a fabulous three-day music Summer School at Durham Town Hall, the fun starts on Wednesday 24 August and runs through until Friday 26 August 2005.

    The Summer School is open to young musicians aged between 8 and 18 – in particular young brass players and percussionists - who are looking for the opportunity to be a part of the Free Range Music Carnival Band.

    The specially assembled Carnival Band will have 3-days to write, arrange and rehearse a selection of new tunes… from scratch. The Summer School will provide the perfect environment for young musicians to use their imagination, instruments and talent to produce an amazing carnival beat.

    The Summer School is kindly supported by the Youth Music Foundation.

    On Saturday 27 August, all of the hard work will be put to the test when the young musicians will perform their newly composed music at a special mini-carnival in Durham City. The musicians will march from Durham Market Place to Prince Bishops and Milburngate Shopping Centres – with the intention of adding a vibrant edge to the city’s European Market.

    Dates / Times:

    24-26 August: 10.00 – 15.00
    27 August (carnival): 10.30

    Rob Guest of Durham City Arts said: “This is a fantastic way for young musicians to work as part of a team. They will learn the whole creative journey of how a song goes from the page to the stage, well in this case to the streets of Durham City.”

    Places for the Summer School are limited and going fast, if you would like to book a place on the Free Range Music event then please contact Durham City Arts on (0191) 3018245 or (0191) 3018830; interested attendees are advised to bring along their own instruments if they have them.

    There’s no better way to enjoy your Summer - come along and join in the fun.


    Notes to Editor:

    1). Young people who attend the Summer School event in Durham will have the opportunity to enjoy another event the following week in Easington. Participants can produce their own costumes and become part of the procession at the Peterlee Show. (Please note: attendance is not required for both Summer Schools).

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