Building on the success of our existing Samba Band, we will buy 30 new professional instruments to help existing members improve their playing skills. We will deliver workshops in schools and to members of other Music Hub Groups to enable more young people across Sheffield to experience the joy of Samba! We will provide Band members with T shirts to increase their sense of being in a team and so that, when they perform, they look as spectacular as they sound! Through Arts Awards we will recognise the achievements of our Band members. The Benefits of the project are: Excellence: Encouraging the existing band members to achieve musical excellence. Inclusion: Increase the reach of the Band and get more young people involved and benefiting from the band with increased confidence, collaboration, team building, performance, self worth. Profile: Great opportunities for public benefit through the band performing at festivals, concerts and events throughout the city.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Samba is the ultimate feel good music that everyone can enjoy regardless of their background or musical skills. Samba is inclusive, collaborative, and, as well as being fantastic in its own right, it's a great segway into playing other kinds of music for all young people, including those for whom traditional pathways to playing are not available. We want more of Sheffield's young people to benefit from playing samba and to do this we need more and better equipment. We also need to show students how much fun it is, and how they can get involved, by taking the samba to them in their schools and groups, so that they can have a go. Finally we want our band to get great recognition, not only through their outstanding performances, but also via an approved and structured Awards scheme. Samba brings joy to the listener as well as the performer. With a bigger, better resourced Youth Samba Band we can reach out to wider audiences, play at more events and increase our repertoire.
Steps to get it done:
We will approach the following Sheffield Secondary Schools to offer samba workshops to their students: All Saints Catholic High School Sheffield Park Academy Sheffield Springs Academy Mercia School Astrea Academy These schools have been chosen as they strategically help to broaden our offer ensuring we are reaching Children and Young People from all corners of our city. The majority of these schools have a developing partnership with the Music Hub and this project will tangibly enable us to increase our engagement with them.
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Like so many things, our Samba for Sheffield project has been impacted by Coronavirus. This update is just to keep you posted about delays to the project. Using the funds provided by you, our wonderfully supportive Crowd, we’re progressing with the purchase of our new drums, beaters, T shirts, flags and banners. We’ll still be running workshops in schools and striving for Arts Awards just as soon as it’s safe to do so and the guidelines we are following permit these activities. We’d hope to showcase our new look band at Hubfest this July but this is now postponed until 2021. But we are still drumming! In lockdown our amazing Youth Samba Band have kept smiling and are loving their virtual band practices via Zoom twice a week! Thank you for your support and stay safe