Mrs Soulsby, Director of Music, would like to draw your attention to this year’s Young Songwriter Competition, run by Song Academy. It’s an excellent opportunity for any student aged 8 – 18 looking to share their music and provides a supportive network for all budding songwriters. There is a small admin cost of £10 for each entry, but the prizes and opportunities to be gained far outweigh this. Many well-renowned artists are involved with the competition and you can find out more details by clicking on this link

Song Academy also offers online songwriting workshops during school holidays and there are some coming up during half-term. Click here to find out more information

British Army Music has also been in contact with us to share information about their upcoming events. They will be hosting a series of virtual events over the coming weeks, with a wide range of Masterclasses and Webinars hosted by their own Army Musicians from within the Corps. Please see below:

18th February – Becoming an Army Musician with the Band and Bugles of the Rifles
20th February – Euphonium Masterclass
26-28th February – British Army Music Virtual Academy
6th March – Cornet Masterclass
18th March – Becoming an Army Musician Webinar
20th March – Percussion Masterclass

They will also be holding another online Academy from 26-28th February 2021. The weekend will see a variety of interactive posts, webinars, fitness sessions and quiz nights which will be run on a closed Facebook page. Please see attached posters outlining all the details on how to sign up to these events. Alternatively, please click on this link to register your interest. If you have any further questions, get in contact with one of the members of the Corps Engagement Team by emailing: