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Calling all young musicians of the future!


Gloucestershire County Council's music service, Gloucestershire Music, is supporting local school children with the chance to play a musical instrument.

This half term children aged seven to 11 will be able to try a range of brass, string and woodwind instruments before choosing one they would like to learn.

Parents are being invited to send their children to a special one day 'FAME' course on Saturday 22nd October.

There are two locations to choose from, either Brookfield Music Centre at Sir Thomas Rich's School in Gloucester or the Five Valleys Music Centre at Marling School in Stroud. Both sessions will run from 10am to 4pm.

The one day course will prepare the children for the 'FAME' academy, which will be held at both of the music centres in Gloucester and Stroud from November.

Cllr Paul McLain, cabinet member for children and young people said, "If you've ever wanted to learn a musical instrument, now's your chance. The FAME course will give your child a fast track start to the FAME academy. At the academy young instrumentalists in their first few months of learning will have the chance to play in an ensemble and develop their skills. Why not book a place today?"

The FAME academy will run from 10.40am to 11.15am each Saturday as part of the music centre's main timetable.

There is nothing to pay now and you can register your interest in the course at via the FAME button.

The cost of the one day course, instrument hire and membership to one of the centres until the end of March 2017 will be £75 (or £37.50 for those eligible for bursaries).

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