Exciting new music industry experience opportunity for young people

YOUNG people in Tameside and Oldham are being offered a unique training opportunity to join Bangdrum’s Vale Sounds initiative and gain valuable music industry experience.

Bangdrum, Tameside’s very own music education organisation based at The Vale, Mossley, is launching an exciting music industry experience for young people from both boroughs.

Funded by Youth Music, 20 enthusiastic and motivated young people aged between 16 and 21 will have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals to kit out The Vale, Micklehurst Road, as it prepares to launch in the summer following a period of investment and transformation.

From spring, aspiring musicians, technicians and promoters will learn new skills and put them into practice in a real-time professional setting and help to launch The Vale at a key opening event.

Each discipline will have different opportunities in which to participate:

  • Musicians will need to be a confident instrumentalist or vocalist with a desire to perform on stage and collaborate with others ahead of a house band performance on launch night.
  • Aspiring technicians should be interested in sound engineering and lighting design and enjoy hands-on learning.
  • Potential promoters must be excited about music and the arts with an interest in how the music business works and a desire to communicate about the project to the world.

Applications to the scheme close on February 1.

For more information about the initiative and how to make an application, visit: https://vale-music.co.uk/about-vale-sounds/

Young people slightly outside of the age range or locations may still be able to apply. Contact Tim and Holly via projects@bangdrum.co.uk for more information.

Bangdrum is the North West’s leading music education and workshop organisation based at The Vale and further information can be found here http://bangdrum.co.uk/

Home to a number of creative and cultural organisations, The Vale is currently being transformed into a high quality, purpose-built arts space, cultural hub and the Northern Carnival Centre for Excellence, the only venue dedicated to Carnival arts in the North. For further information, go to https://www.the-vale.co.uk/

A national charity, Youth Music invests in music-making projects which support children and young people aged up to 25 years to develop personally and socially as well as musically. More about its work can be found at https://youthmusic.org.uk/

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