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Drum and Brass has grown fast over the last year and we have had to work hard to ensure this growth is sustainable. First and foremost, we have been working with VAL to develop our policies. We work with vulnerable people and their safety is a top priority. Our Safeguarding policy is therefore updated annually and our members are required to carry up-to-date DBS checks and are required to read our policies carefully. We have also updated our Finance policy to meet the greater levels of funding we now handle and we have a volunteer pack for those lovely people who work with us on our projects. So, safe to continue.... and our projects? Read on:
Prabandh – Synopsis of Interview 3

Prabandh – Synopsis of Interview 3

 Over the past two interviews we have gathered a detailed understanding of Prabandh Gayan and its transformation from the Vedic period (2500BC) to the contemporary styles of today. In this third and final interview with the artists, regarding our research of...

Children of a Revolution: Drum and Brass support for partners

Children of a Revolution: Drum and Brass support for partners

Children of a Revolution is the product of 2 Black Country-creatives: Eve Biggs and Saffron Hill, who have a clear vision of how the arts aid wellbeing. Drum and Brass has provided 6 months mentoring to Eve and Saffron with the following results. The Journey: Saffron...

No Bars City Orchestra

No Bars City Orchestra

It started as a celebration of the 70th birthday of Geoff Forse who has managed the Woodgate Resources Centre for over 30 years, many of them as a volunteer.   He has ensured that people of all ages have had access to music lessons - learning a range of...

Prabandh – Synopsis of interview 2

Prabandh – Synopsis of interview 2

Research and artist interviews conducted by Pritam Singh  Artists  Kankana Banerjee  Malyaban Chatterjee  Afzal Hussain   The journey to research Prabandh Gayan continued with our second set of interviews with our selected three masters. The theme of this interview...

Sounds of… Helen Minors

Sounds of… Helen Minors

Listen to the interview: The project's called women's musical leadership online network. And it connects with lots of other pilot projects and a book also entitled women's musical leadership.  we started it out as an online project funded by open which is where...

Doing music differently

Doing music differently

About this event “As it currently exists, the classical music world is … suffering from a perennial and pervasive diversity crisis” Chi-chi Nwanoku Music plays a huge role in our modern world and it all starts with people like you. Whether you play or teach an...

Prabandh – Synopsis of interview 1

Prabandh – Synopsis of interview 1

Sham Veda is the earliest surviving evidence of Indian music, arts, and culture, dating backto 2500BC. Furthermore, there is written evidence from great scholars and musicologists ofthe gradual formation of the universal scale; Vedic chants sung in 3, 4 and 5 notes...

Do we need changes in music-making?

Do we need changes in music-making?

Written by Julie Hoggarth In the run up to “No Bars_Music” exhibition at Bishop Street Methodist Church, opening Monday June 21st 2021, D+B director Julie Hoggarth explores some of the barriers to music-making and ways to overcome them.  This article will discuss...

Free music lessons for all

Free music lessons for all

Author: Davina Vencatasamy Free music for all!  This is the cry that comes across at meetings looking at the issues of diversity within music education.  It sounds like a great idea, right?  Kids who would never normally access one-to-one musical tuition due to the...