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Conducting Workshop with Russell Gray

On Saturday 21st January the Love Music Trust welcomed colleagues to the Fallibroome Academy to take part in a thoroughly engaging and rewarding conducting workshop.

Leading the afternoon's activities was Russell Gray who is currently holding posts of Adjunct Professor at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Australia), Principal Conductor of the Cambrian Philharmonic Orchestra (Wales), Musical Director of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland, and President of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors. 
On the day delegates had the opportunity to work not only with Russell but also the award winning Crewe Cooperative Wind Band who were recently awarded Gold at the National Youth Wind Band festival. Six delegates with a range of conducting experience from complete beginner to those that have been working with bands for years took part, learning and practising a wide range of skills and techniques.
One of the delegates, Louise Renshaw who is Director of the Macclesfield Youth Brass Band said ' The conducting workshop was superb. Russell's advice on technique was amazing from getting your head out of the score and how to turn over a page without the band noticing, through passive and active beats, but he also talked about the entire role, psychology and much more!'
The Love Music Trust would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Crewe Cooperative Wind Band for their efforts, Fallibroome Academy for hosting the event and of course Russell who we are looking forward to working with again at the end of April when we hold our inaugural Orchestral residential weekend at the Conway Center in Anglesey. 
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The Love Music Trust, together with Sandbach School, would like to invite you to our fantastic Ceilidh night.
On Friday 3rd March we will be welcoming the spectacular ‘Full House Ceilidh Band’ to Sandbach along with caller Baz Parkes who will lead us all through our dance moves and ensure we are swinging our partners firmly in the right direction!

The evening will start with a performances from one of our talented ensembles groups, The LMT's Folk Ensemble, we are sure they will get the evening off to a lively start.

The evening's events will take place in Sandbach School's Theatre Space and doors will open for the evening at 7pm with live music from 7.30pm, and the first dance at 8pm. There will be a bar in the Theatre Space throughout the night whilst the dance floor will be similarly available for good folks to throw their shapes throughout the evening!

Tickets are available directly from Sandbach School 01270 758870, LMT Office (Bradwall Court) 01270 766214 or here.*

*when purchased online a booking fee does apply

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Railway Children Charity

Well Done to all members of Nantwich Young Voices and Sandbach Young Voices who sang to the commuters at Crewe Railway station on14th December in aid of the Railway Children Charity and raised £443.49.

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Cheque Presentation

The Nantwich Concert Band and Nantwich Young Voices performed at St Mary’s Church in Nantwich on 14th October in aid of Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research UK.

They raised  £454.62 for the cause and John Pass, Chairman of Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research UK, attended the band’s Family & Friends evening at The Vagrants in Willaston for the formal cheque presentation.



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Gifted and Talented Programme 2017

This year the Love Music Trust is coordinating a 'Gifted and Talented' programme in conjunction with the Royal Northern Collage of Music. This programme is ideally designed for those students who may be considering applying to Music College or thinking of continuing their musical studies post 18 however is also open for any students in years 11 and above to apply for.
In order to participate in this fantastic opportunity students will ideally to be at ABRSM Grade 7 or over (or equivalent) in their chosen Instrument or Vocal discipline.
To find out more and to apply
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Christmas Carol Concert

LMT's Christmas Carol Concert is on Wednesday 21st December at St Marys Church in Sandbach. The concert will feature Nantwich Young Voices, Alsager Young Voices, Sandbach Young Voices, Nantwich Voices, LMT Sinfonia and the LMT Young Folk Group

They will be performing a variety of Christmas songs!!


It would be great if you could join us! The concert starts at 6.30pm admission is free, donations are welcome.

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The Annual Love Music Trust Christmas Concert

Our fantastic ensembles will be playing a variety of music for your enjoyment on Wednesday 7th December.annual-lmt-christmas-concertPlease join us at St Mary's Church, Sandbach, at 7pm to hear performances from the LMT Saxophone Orchestra, Guitar Orchestra and Big Band

Admission is free, donations welcome the doors will open at 7.00pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Cheshire East Schools Music Competition

The Love Music Trust has launched the 8th Annual Cheshire East Schools Music Competition and would like to extend an invitation to take part to all Cheshire East Primary and Secondary Schools.












To find out more information and to enter please click here Cheshire East Music Competition 2017

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Music Education Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that booking for the 2017 Cheshire and Wirral Music Education Conference is now open.
The conference will be held on Thursday 23rd March at Biro Leisure Centre, (Northwich Memorial Court, Chesterway, Northwich, CW9 5QJ) , and will run from 9am until 4pm. We are delighted to welcome Professor Susan Hallam MBE who will be delivering the keynote speech.
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Come and Play with the Halle 2016

A full house at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall greeted pupils from 37 Cheshire East schools on Thursday 16th June, as they joined forces with the world-famous Hallé Orchestra.

Come and Play with the Hallé is an annual event where young instrumentalists are given the opportunity to not only hear a live symphony orchestra but also to join in with specially chosen and adapted pieces. The event is co-ordinated by the Love Music Trust, who are the lead partner and fund holder for the music education hub in Cheshire East, who also head up the Wider Opportunities initiative across the borough.

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