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Musical Chairs

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Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

West Sussex Music Trust By West Sussex Music Trust

We're extending an open invitation to everyone in West Sussex to participate in a county-wide game of Musical Chairs in order to help equip our young musicians with chairs designed for orchestral use.

Horsham Delivery stage

pledged of £17,017

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

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. £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.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide 100 rehearsal chairs to be used by four orchestras in Horsham
  • Build a legacy of support by adding individual plaques of donors to each chair
  • Promote health and well being through good posture thus improving musicality

Why it's a great idea:

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.

Steps to get it done:

  • Our first rehearsal with all 100 chairs and our young musicians.

We know our young musicians are one of the best kept secrets in Sussex and we want more people to hear how amazing they are. In supporting our Musical Chairs campaign you will be "Changing Lives through Music"


Location Horsham

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West Sussex County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £17,017

100 chairs ( plus VAT) - £10,600 (62%)
Storage Units - £4,206 (25%)
Name plaque ( plus VAT) - £1,050 (6%)
Shipping (plus VAT ) - £70 (0%)
Other - £1,091 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

100 chairs ( plus VAT)
Storage Units
Name plaque ( plus VAT)
Shipping (plus VAT )
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We'll use more funds to buy more chairs and storage units

Total £17,017

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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