Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund is delighted to be supporting music education business Hot Jam with a £22,392 Vision Fund grant.
Over the next two years, 4,000 young people aged 3 – 14 in 30 schools across the Fund’s area of benefit will be able to take part in a variety of music and song writing workshops – delivered in both Welsh and English.
Professional musician and Hot Jam creator Andy Mulligan said “We’ll be taking a 4-piece band (vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards and drums) into schools to deliver exciting concerts and workshops across a wide variety of music genres – jazz, folk, pop and rock. Pupils will be able to take part through singing, percussion and movement and some will be given the opportunity to play our instruments. Everyone will learn what is involved in writing a song and improvising.”
With music provision in schools reducing, this programme will give young people the opportunity to discover talents they didn’t know they had and enthuse others to take part in further music activities – hopefully boosting membership of choirs and bands in the years ahead.
Why was this application supported?
It involves skills development, confidence building and awareness raising for young people – providing participation opportunities now rare in schools
Welsh songs and musical traditions will be part of the musical mix
Local freelance artists will be employed to deliver the workshop sessions