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Open Rehearsals for the Co-Operative Wind Bands

On Saturday 8th & 15th July there are open rehearsals for the Junior Band  (Grade 2- Grade 4 level) 9 a.m. - 10.15 a.m.


On Monday 3rd & 10th July there are open rehearsals for the Beginner Band 6.30p.m. - 7.30 p.m. ( for children knowing a few notes, maybe having taken part in Wider Opps. or First Access schemes. )

All rehearsals are in the Co-Operative Bandroom at Unit 17, Underwood Lane Business Park, Crewe CW1 3TJ

There are no auditions & all music is provided, if you require any additional information please contact [email protected]

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Second Orchestral Residential

The Love Music Trust is holding the second Orchestral Residential on the Friday 15th - Sunday 17th September 2017.

We would like to invite instrumentalists of Grade 5 standard and above to take part in an Orchestral Residential

The residential is aimed at students of Grade 5+ standard and is open to all orchestral instrumentalists across the borough. This is a great opportunity for musicians who play in a range of ensembles but who may not have previously had the opportunity to take part in an orchestra.

For more information and to sign up click here

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Recording Weekend

Over the course of 15 hours the Love Music Trust recorded all of its 11 ensemble with over 100 students taking part.

The first ensemble to record on the saturday morning was the Academy Brass Band, followed by Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Folk Ensemble, Sinfoinas, Junior Big Band and the Senior Big Band. Sunday morning the remaining ensembles came from 9:30am to record, starting with the LMT Saxophone Orchestra followed by Alsager Young Voices, Nantwich Young Voices and Sandbach Young Voices!

It was a amazing weekend and everyone sounded fantastic!! With the CD recording officially completed, we can't wait to hear the finished result!

The CD will be on sale at the Summer Celebration Concert weekend at Clonter Opera on 24th and 25th of June






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Cheshire East Young Musician of the Year Competition

On Saturday 13th May the inaugural Cheshire East Young Musician of the Year competition was held at Sandbach School. Just over 100 young instrumentalists and vocalists competing in all 5 Key Stages Congratulations to all who performed on the day!! Huge thanks to all those who supported the event and came along to watch.

KS1 Instrumental 

Winner - Dylan Williams - Yang, 2nd place - Theresa Lightowler, 3rd place - Josephine Munro

KS2 Instrumental 

Winner - Rose Mendham , 2nd place - Finn Gibson, 3rd place - Olivia Taylor

KS2 Vocal

Winner - Alice Woodfine, 2nd place - Harriet Ashley

KS3 Instrumental 

Winner - Catherine Willis , 2nd place - Nadia James, 3rd place - Bethany Harby

KS3 Vocal

Winner - Naomi Barnett , 2nd place - Emma Currie, 3rd place - Eva Locoh- Donou

KS4 Instrumental
Winner - Scott Smith , 2nd place - Abigail Webb , 3rd place - Rachel Cox

KS4 Vocal

Winner - Katerina Piperakis , 2nd place - Dawn Skye Blount, 3rd place - Teegan Paton

KS5 Instrumental 

Winner - Lili Holland-Fricke , 2nd place - Joshua Farrington, 3rd place - Ellen Pointon

KS5 Vocal

Winner - Mollie Brown , 2nd place - Olivia Poole



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The First Orchestral Residential

On the weekend of the 28th April the Love Music Trust held their first Orchestral Residential trip to the Conway Centre,
Anglesey. Twenty five  Gifted and Talented Students were joined by the LMT team, Conductor Russell Gray,
internationally acclaimed trumpeter, John Wallace and tubist Tony George of the Wallace Collection. The student’s many of
whom had not played in a orchestra before included one who had never seen a Oboe before! got to work together in a very
inspiring and exciting way. During the ten hours of rehearsals that took place over the weekend the students were split into
sectionals and specialist tutors were on hand to give them support and guidance. Everyone was also able to enjoy either mountain
biking or a high rope climbing session. On the Saturday evening we spent time in the yurt at the centre toasting marshmallows
and playing djembes whilst singing songs! We returned on Sunday to  perform the Hummel Trumpet Concerto a new
arrangement of Teutates as well as other well known orchestral pieces at Sandbach School.
It was a great weekend; thank you to everyone involved.
The next Orchestral Residential will take place on 15th -17th September, contact the LMT office for more details.
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Summer Celebration Concert Tickets are now on sale!!

Tickets for the annual Love Music Trust Celebration Weekend in June are now on sale and we'd love it if you could join us!

To book find out more and to book please click here.

Some pictures from last years event

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Schools Music Competition Results

The Primary Final and Secondary Final were both held at the Victoria Hall on the on 27th & 28th March. The four winners saw off competition from over thirty other school ensembles. On Monday the Secondary Schools final took place, the schools who took part in the final were Sandbach Wind Orchestra, Malbank Instrumental Ensemble and Alsager Jazz Ensemble. Everyone sounded fantastic and Alsager Jazz Ensemble were crowned the winners! The choral performances were breathtaking it was lovely to hear Poynton High School, Brine Leas Choir & Alsager High School. The winning choral group was Alsager High School. Thank you to Richard Evans and Keith Orrell for judging. On Tuesday, the Primary School final took place Shirley Court and Andy Scott joined us to judge the event. The ensembles performing were Rode Heath Violin Ensemble, Bunbury Aldersey Brass Ensemble and The Dingle Instrumental Ensemble. Everyone played wonderfully and Rode Heath were crowned the winners. It was lovely to hear so many children in the choral category with, Lacey Green Primary, Stapeley Broad Lane, Cranberry Academy performing.The winning choral group was Stapeley Broad Lane. Congratulations to all schools who entered, it has a been a fabulous competition and wonderful to see so many young people performing on stage.

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The Love Music Trust is now on Instagram!!

Tag your posts at our events and concerts and we shall regram*

We look forward to seeing your photos

*dependent on the content


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Popera! Concerts

Over three days we held this year’s Popera! Concerts The repertoire featured melodies of Pop and Opera songs which the children from 38 schools learnt. During the 7 concerts over 1000 children attended and BBC Radio Stoke came down to listen to the performance at Brine Leas!! The children thoroughly enjoyed singing the Pop song but also being operatic and dramatic!

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Barnaby Bear Concert

On Monday 27th March The Dingle, Bunbury Aldersey, St Vincent’s, Chelford, Alsager Highfields, Nantwich Primary Academy, Ash Grove and Little Bollington all went on an adventure around the world with Barnaby Bear. The Y1 and Y2 children had been working towards this concert during sessions in their schools. The children sung songs which took Barnaby from Ireland to Spain and further afield to Arizona. Congratulations to all children who took part. Keep your eyes open to see see where Barnaby goes next!


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