Jazz 2015: Opportunities for Schools

  • Does your school have a jazz band? Apply for a performance slot at Jazz It Up.

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Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May
Jazz It Up is the prestigious annual platform for secondary school jazz bands to strut their stuff and show what they are made of.

The Endsleigh Free Stage in Montpellier Gardens, home to both established and up-and-coming jazzfunksoul combos from all over the UK, is given over entirely to young musicians from Gloucestershire secondary schools on the Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The event draws a large and appreciative audience – and the occasional jazz legend – who relish the chance to support young local talent, so don’t miss out.

£25 admin fee for successful applications

Book Jazz It Up

Booking opens Tues 3 Feb.

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Friday 1st May 2015 (Panel 1.45 – 2.30pm / Rehearsal 3 – 4pm)
What is involved in producing a concert featuring a 70-piece Concert Orchestra, plus 3 vocalists and a compère, in a temporary structure, for an audience of 1,350 – a show that also happens to be a celebrated live radio broadcast?
What is it like to have overall responsibility? What do you do when something goes wrong?
How do you become an event manager, or the technician in charge of lighting?
Who coordinates the performers? And what actually goes on during the rehearsal?

Find out at this brand new event for schools. You can book up to 10 tickets for students who want to broaden their understanding of this aspect of the music industry. They can bring their questions to a panel of music industry professionals, find out what it takes to work in this field, and then enjoy exclusive access to the FNIMN rehearsal to watch the professionals in action and see how they make the magic happen.

Keep an eye on our website to find out who will join Anthony Cherry, BBC Radio 2’s FNIMN producer, on the panel.

For students in years 9-13, a maximum of 10 student tickets per application.

Book Behind the Scenes at FNIMN

Booking opens Tues 3 Feb.