The venues currently used for North Somerset Centre for Young Musicians ensembles is limited to those that can offer us some storage for instruments and equipment. Less and less venues can do this and those that currently do cannot offer anything extremely secure, watertight or insulated. Therefore the 'best' instruments and equipment are kept off site and usage is either limited or tranposrt costs wasteful. With a secure storage unit that could be relocated as changes in demand suggest moving venues to best meet needs we could ensure groups meet in the most accessible places, and provide them with high quality instruments and equipment that would be permanently on site.
The storage unit could be decorated with the names of all donors (with their consent) to recognise their generosity.
What we'll deliver:
- Purchase and install a storage unit at an NSCYM rehearsal venue.
Why it's a great idea:
We strive to enable young people to have positive high quality musical learning experiences. Having access to quality instruments and equipment at their weekly workshops and rehearsals will benefit the young people that currently attend. It will also make the sessions more attractive to young people who do not currently engage, increasing the reach of our ensemble provision.
Engaging musically with other young people in high quality music making and learning scenarios is extremely beneficial to children and young people. Not only do they develop musically but also socially and intellectually.
A store that can be relocated as demographics dictate will enable young musicians to access suitable equipment and get the maximum benefit from their musical ensemble engagement.
Steps to get it done:
- Purchasing the storage unit.
- Selecting the location that will have the greatest impact and agreeing with the venue owner that we can instal the unit.
- Installing the storage unit and filling it with instruments and resources!