A month-long festival in March

FOR: Primary and secondary schools EYFS to KS4
DATES: March 2018

Cambridgeshire Music Live is an exciting annual festival of events, that gives young people a taste of world-class music up close – players from top orchestras and bands come into schools and venues across the county to give concerts, run workshops and play alongside young musicians.

For the 2018 Cambridgeshire Music Live Festival, there will be a wide range of musical genres on offer, including brass, classical, early, rock, pop and world music. Festival regulars, Britten Sinfonia, Goldfield Ensemble, Grand Union Orchestra and Industry Education in Music will be joined by Brass Funkeys, Blues and Roots Ensemble, Brook Street Band, Demon Barbers (Breaking Tradition) and Travelling by Tuba.

We have encouraged all schools to book both a workshop and a concert for children to benefit from the full experience.

As well as a huge Songwriter Celebration 'Love Music Live' linking with IEM at Cambridge Junction on Sunday 11 March there will be a day of World Jazz at Cromwell Community College with the Grand Union Orchestra on Saturday 17 March .

Concerts and workshops are targeted for specific key stages, ranging from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 4. Workshops are tailored to suit individual schools or clusters of schools, and can encompass other artforms. Workshops can also support students to achieve Arts Award Discover.


Schools are being asked for a single all-in contribution to costs:
£75 per workshop
£100 concert only
£150 workshop and concert
£150 IEM workshop day

Special rates may apply for large cluster bookings

You provide

A designated lead person as the main contact for the ensemble
Commitment to ensure all arrangements are in place before your event (parking, resources, refreshments, seating, piano etc.)
Advance notification of any special learning requirements that pupils may have, in order for them to enjoy the best experience
Engagement with project evaluation, supplying data as requested through the smart survey sent to participating schools.

Booking timetable

Jul 2017: Rough guide to available concert and workshop dates published on this page
Aug 2017: Provisional booking opens
Oct 2017: Digital brochure published on this page
Nov 2017: Printed brochure circulated
Dec 2017: Bookings confirmed
Jan 2018: Contracts sent to schools
Feb 2018: Returned contracts, payment and confirmation

To download the full Cambridgeshire Music Live 2018 programme, including booking form please click button below:
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