Call for unused instruments for Welsh music scheme

Call for unused instruments for Welsh music scheme

The education secretary, Kirsty Williams, is calling for people in Wales to dust off their old, unused instruments to be used for government pilot, Instruments for Kids.

The initiative aims to gather all instruments found hidden in attics, garages and the backs of cupboards to distribute them through local authorities to children and schools where there is a need for music provision.

The pilot was launched at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, today, 2 November, with a special performance by members of the temporarily named Not New Novello Orchestra, led by David Mahoney using instruments already donated by Assembly Members.

The pilot follows a campaign earlier this year by Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales where more than 50 instruments were donated by Assembly Members and staff.

People across Wales are being encouraged to donate their once loved, but no longer played instruments across Wales from 20 - 24 November – Music Instrument Amnesty Week.

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