Southend-on-Sea is alive with the Sound of Music!

Published Thursday, 1st February 2018

Close up of piano keys

Music-loving children will be filling Southend-on-Sea with song as three upcoming events encourage children of all ages to take part in fun musical activities.

The return of much loved Musical Monday on 12 February kick starts the tuneful trail with children aged 7 and over invited to attend this Music for Fun Day workshop at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Boston Avenue, Southend-on-Sea. 

This exciting event from 10am until 3pm is a must for any budding musician. All levels of experience are welcome (as are all instruments) to come along and enjoy a day of musical activities, with an informal performance at the end of the day for family and friends.

The cost is just £9 per child (£8 advantage card holders), and this promises to be a great day to make music and meet new friends. To book your place simply visit the Music for Fun Days on the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council website.

Hot on the heels of Musical Monday will be the Southend Makes Music 2018 event, from 26 February – 2 March. Now in its seventh year this event will be showcasing the exceptional musical talents from schools and communities across the Borough.

Held at the Palace Theatre, schools and community groups will take part in a dazzling display of talent for all the family to enjoy. Tickets are £9 for adults, £7 concession and £3 for children 11 years and under. To book your tickets please visit the Council website.

Finally, have you ever wanted to work with top professionals from the BBC? Well here is your chance, as the Ten Pieces Orchestral Day is offering youngsters in years 4-9 with musical experience the chance to take part in this free workshop.

From Music on Sea comes the chance for children learning an orchestral instrument (Grades 1 – 4) to take part in a unique opportunity working with BBC Symphony Orchestra professionals and play as part of an orchestra.

Join in the fun on 12 April at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Boston Avenue, Southend-on-Sea from 9:30am until 4:30pm. To book your free place please visit our Music for Fun Days on our website.

Both Southend Makes Music and Ten Pieces Orchestral Day are part of Music on Sea which is funded by Arts Council England.

Cllr Ann Holland Executive Councillor for Culture, Tourism and The Economy said: “These are wonderful opportunities for children of all abilities to learn and take part in creating music together, developing their skills and making new friends, all whilst having lots of fun.”

“I hope lots of children will take part in our two workshops, and wish those in the Southend Makes Music event the best of luck in their performances.”